Trapper's Spice Blend from Canada
A classic spice blend from Quebec!
At the heart of this mix are the remarkable maple syrup grains. These grains are produced by a specific process of evaporating maple syrup at 123.3 C Maple syrup is to the Canadians what the baguette is to the French and salted butter to the Bretons; a meal is not complete without it! Its popularity masks the fact that it is a difficult product to obtain. More than 40 liters of sap are required to produce 1 liter of syrup, and nearly 100 liters of sap for 1 kg of sugar!
An accidental creation
A trapper from the great north in Canada, accidentally poured salt into his maple sugar pot; not wanting to waste his sugar, he continued using this mixture on his dried bison meat. Thus through this simple mishap was born this great Quebec classic.
Suggestions for use
Sprinkle it liberally over your new potatoes, salmon, queen scallops or pineapple roast pork. The Trapper's mix can also be used in the pepper grinder.
Trapper' salmon Grill the fi let of salmon on the barbecue and after cooking, sprinkle with the Trapper's mix.
Maple pork Coat the slices of roast pork in the Trapper's mix, then pan fry. Serve this with warm pineapple.
Maple, Marinate beef Mix 2 soupspoons of olive oil, 2 soupspoons of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of Trapper's mix. Marinate the thinly sliced beef before cooking.