Merkén (also known as merquén) is a flavorful, potent blend of aji cacho de cabra (also known as goat’s horn chile) salt, coriander and cumin seeds. Iconic in its native Chile, merkén originated with the cuisine of Chile’s indigenous Mapuche people. Once derided as a symbol of poverty, since the beginning of the 21st century merkén has experienced a resurgence in popularity with professional chefs in and outside of its native Chile. It is often found on the kitchen table, just as pepper might be in North America, and is used to flavor everything from soups to salads to meats and more.
Ingredients: aji cacho de cabra (goat's horn chile), salt, coriander, cumin seeds
Uses: Our Merkén Chile blend is an all-purpose seasoning! Add to anything you want to imbue with a smoky flavor and mild heat. Blend into ground meats, season soups, stews, and dips, or season roasted vegetables.
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