Grains of paradise bring out zippy enhancement to its onion flavor in this salami. Like many of our herbs, the grains of paradise are certified organic.
Now certified organic! Grains of Paradise are the seeds of an herbaceous perennial plant native to the swamplands of the West African coast. The plant bears pods 5 to 7 cm long containing abundant small, reddish-brown seeds. Once a prized commodity, Grains of Paradise received their name during the Middle Ages. The coast of West Africa became known as the Grain Coast because Grains of Paradise were traded there.
Grains of Paradise are commonly used in West and North African cooking. Traditionally, they have been imported through the Sahara desert via caravan, and from there to Sicily and Italy. Today, the spice is not widely known outside of West and North Africa, except as a flavor additive in certain beers and gins. In the United States, Grains of Paradise have undergone a small but enthusiastic revival due to their use by some celebrated chefs. Currently, they are popularly used by many of our nation’s leading breweries.
Like many of our salami, the Skally Wag pairs well with beer.
The term ‘skallywag’ refers to a ‘boozer’ at a bar who frequently solicits themselves for irreputable cohabitation; a ‘skallywag’ also typically smells like onions.
Pork, pork jowl & sea salt. Contains less than 2% of the following: wine (contains sulfites), dextrose, pepper, red chili flakes, onion, garlic powder, thyme, grains of paradise, celery seed, & lactic acid starter culture. All of our wine is California sourced from: Vendemia in Temecula, Fritz in Sonoma, and Barton in Paso Robles.