We're SKORDO and we empower the home cook.
Small batch, original blends + rubs, unique ingredients, + curated goods for the heart of the home.
From the people
"Highly recommend! As a recipe developer, cookbook author, and food stylist, I am always on the hunt for excellent-quality ingredients and I can always depend on SKORDO to have what I am looking for. I'm inspired by their international spice selections and original blends as well as their top-notch everyday spices."
My partner and I love to cook (and obviously eat) together, and we have SKORDO to thank for some of our all-time favorite meals. We we can always find helpful and passionate people working at the store who answer questions and suggest awesome cooking adventures.
It's really hard to say why I love Skordo. Lately I have really been into curry. The Green Curry and the Malay curry are favorites. With grilling season here, I really love the Korean grilling spice on Tuna steaks and the Maple Salmon rub on salmon filets. Looking forward to more exploratory cooking with other spices and blends.
Love my test tube rack (and the spices in them!)! Great decorative and functional piece. Constantly getting compliments!
Just received your personal handwritten note regarding our recent purchase. What a classy touch. My wife and I discovered your store on our first time visit to Portland in January. We look forward to our next visit but are grateful that we can order online. We added the seafood and steaks package because we were so happy with the Grillin' spices. Looking forward to additional purchases
I just wanted to take a minute and say "Thank You" to the entire team at SKORDO for help with a group of gifts that I needed to send to folks scattered across the country. I was unsure of exactly what I wanted to send and the SKORDO team not only took the time to understand what people would like, but put together a thoughtful package of options from which to choose. They made the process so easy and so delightful. The best part was that everyone LOVED their gifts. I could not have chosen a better way to get gifts to a very diverse group of people. Thanks again SKORDO!
Skordo is the ONLY place I buy my spices. I stumbled upon them in their Portland location, and have been hooked ever since. Family owned and operated, freshly grounded spices that burst with flavor, these spices make me feel like a professional chef in the kitchen! 100% recommend!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your recipes, your products, your staff!!! Thank you for being you
Bought the Tagine recipe packet when I was in Maine this summer! OMG! My husband and I couldn’t believe it - probably one of the best dishes we ever had! Hooked on SKORDO.
I received my package with my order. I'm excited to try out new recipes with these new spices. We fell in love with your store in Maine on a vacation trip two years ago. We got a few spices to try out and loved them. Thank you again.
When I see Celery Salt, I think of two things- Lobster Rolls + Bloody Mary's! We've got our Southwest Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe here in the Recipe Box, but how incredible would it be if each slurp of a fresh raw oyster had a Bloody Mary shot in it? Yum! While oysters are my go-to, you can find a collection of other ideas on how to use this mignonette at the end! Happy shucking!
We had so much fun partnering with Chef Mike Kubiesa (co-author with Kristin Cavallari of True Comfort and True Roots) on this recipe. Our favorite thing about it? It's restaurant-quality but so doable for home cooks. He used both SKORDO Steak Seasoning and SKORDO Lemon Herb Fish Seasoning in the dish. To quote Mike, "this looks fancier than it is! I know it's a struggle for a lot of people to get quick and healthy meals out for them or their families on a nightly basis - trust me, I get it! My goal is to help you with that." Love it.
Black Garlic is gummy, rich, sweet, fermented garlic. It brings a unique umami flavor that won't feel familiar on your palette unless you've had it before. To cut through the richness, I finished this black garlic aioli with balsamic vinegar. This makes a beautiful burger sauce that compliments our caramelized onions, made with the best steak rub- SKORDO Steak. I encourage you to experiment with these bulbs, the possibilities are endless, burgers are a safe place to start.