Amy’s Easy Pork Carnitas

pork carnitas shredded

This recipe for Easy Pork Carnitas comes to us from our dear Amy in the shop. In her recipe, the slow cooker or Instant Pot does most of the work for you and the result is foolproof Mexican pulled pork that is juicy and flavorful—perfect for tacos, tostadas, gorditas, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, or rice […]

Sue’s Harissa Chicken Thighs

harissa chicken thighs topped with cilantro

This recipe for Harissa Chicken Thighs comes to us from Sue, a valuable member of the Spice Tin Team for the last six years. She adapted this recipe from one in Sunset magazine and made it for a book club meeting. It was a hit! Sue’s interests include cooking/entertaining, hiking, camping and reading—whether it’s a […]

Vadouvan Lamb Chops

1 tbsp French Vadouvan Curry 4 to 6 lamb chops, about 1 pound 2 tsp kosher salt 2 c. whole fat yogurt, divided 1/4 c. olive oil 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 4-inch sprigs rosemary 1 c. whole fat yogurt 2 tsp cornstarch Juice of 1 lemon 1. In sealable bag, combine lamb, vadouvan, salt, and 1 […]

Avocado and Green Peppercorn Soup

Coriander, cumin sauteed with onion make a rich, earthy base for this avocado soup. Prep Time:  45 min.    Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1 medium onion, cut in medium dice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon annatto powder 1⁄4 cup olive oil 4 large ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and coarsely chopped 2 1⁄2 quarts low-fat chicken broth Optional:  1⁄3 cup green peppercorns […]

Sri Lanka Chicken Curry

    Our recent trip to Sri Lanka, land of exotic jungles, delicious foods and beautiful people make this my current favorite.  The chicken is moist and filled with flavor.  The sauce is perfect over rice.  If you are Sinhala, you eat with your fingers – no forks needed.   Patty

Seafood Paella

[distance1][one_fourth] Serves: 3-4 people [/one_fourth][one_fourth] Prep Time: 30 min [/one_fourth][one_fourth] Difficulty: Intermediate [/one_fourth][one_fourth] Cooking: 5-10 min.[/one_fourth][distance1] [distance1] Seafood Paella is probably the most famous and popular Spanish dish around the world. It originates in Valencia. There are as many versions of paella as there are cooks in Spain which means have fun and be creative. Ingredients ¾ cup yellow or white […]