following ingredients can be found in specialty stores and
most grocery stores.
A spice that is the dried, yellow-orange stigma of a crocus'
purple flower. It is the most expensive spice in the world.
Aged Sherry Vinegar
A nutty brown-colored vinegar with a full, round flavor
made from sherry and aged in wooden barrels in a process
similar to that used to make sherry. Aged from a few years
to 10 years.
Squid Ink From the ink sac of the squid. Used to flavor pasta,
risotto and sauces.
Sausage made from smoked pork, seasoned with garlic and
Dried Corn Husks
Used for wrapping tamales, they must first be soaked in
water until they soften. Dried corn husks are available
at Latino markets.
Posole Whole hominy (dried corn kernels) processed with lye
Cabrales Blue Cheese
Spanish blue cheese made from cow's and sheep's milk.
A firm Spanish cheese made from sheep's milk.
They look like green tomatoes, but they are not. They come
from an entirely different family. Used in green salsas,
relishes and vinaigrettes.
Pomegranate juice that has been reduced to a thick glaze.