How to Unlock the Flavor of Herbs and Spices
Many African spices and spice blends will taste fuller and more complex if they are bloomed, or briefly cooked in oil.
Blooming spices does not have to be complicated, it is as simple as heating the spices in oil a few seconds ahead of the other ingredients in your dish. Blooming spices is the secret to making African food recipes pop. If you're not taking this crucial step by blooming your spices, you are missing a mass amount of flavor.
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