Mrs.GeeFreeLiving's Weeknight Salmon With Our Chipotle Maple Rub

Mrs.GeeFreeLiving's Weeknight Salmon With Our Chipotle Maple Rub

Kaitlin Gee, of Mrs.Geefreeliving, gives us a healthy weeknight recipe that is chockfull of flavor with our new Chipotle Maple Rub.
May 24, 2023
Korean barbecue potato chip

Simple Yet Dangerously Delicious Potato Chips with Derek Bissonnette

SKORDO recently spent the afternoon with Derek Bissonnette of DB Photography in his Saco Mills studio learning the ins and outs of the perfect photo and potato chip. The results? You'll have to read to find out. 
May 10, 2023
Vadouvan Curry Shrimp with Shallots and Brown Mustard Seeds

Vadouvan Curry Shrimp with Shallots and Brown Mustard Seeds

This dish offers a complex flavor profile with a simple preparation. Vadouvan Curry Powder, a French curry powder made with warm Indian Spices and ground shallots, is both deeply satisfying while also being light. Pair it with quality shrimp, punchy lime juice, earthy brown mustard seeds, and savory scallions, and you have a delicious, elegant meal.
May 08, 2023
Habanero Sugar Paloma

Habanero Sugar Paloma

If you're looking for a refreshing sweet heat cocktail for Cinco de Mayo (or any day of the week) look no further! This citrusy Paloma with a kick is the perfect 5 o'clock beverage on 5/5! 
May 02, 2023
Spinach and Gruyere Quiche with Fore Street Shallot Blend

Spinach and Gruyere Quiche with Fore Street Shallot Blend

A true classic French quiche... creamy, nutty Gruyere and spinach infused with the stunning flavors of our Fore Street Shallot Blend. The blend features fragrant shallots and chives combined with the light kick of crushed green peppercorns. Incorporate your ingredients and bake -- it's that easy! 
May 01, 2023
Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

This minestrone soup comes together with one pot, in 30 minutes, uses a couple of canned ingredients, and can be adapted for any dietary needs! It’s a recipe to have on hand for snow days + sick days alike.
February 22, 2023
Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells

Stuffed Shells should be a staple dish in everyone's repertoire! They can be assembled in 20 minutes or less if you choose to use SKORDO Pizza Sauce or your favorite jarred sauce- though if you have a little time, this tomato sauce is full of flavor and the best thing to simmer on a Sunday. Make it your own!
February 07, 2023
Cacio e Pepe with Tellicherry Peppercorns

Cacio e Pepe with Tellicherry Peppercorns

Translated to "cheese and pepper pasta" in Italian, this authentic and impressive pasta dish has become a go-to main course for every palate, from kids to sophisticated foodies. It's luscious, satisfying, and incredibly easy, made mostly with ingredients you likely already have. The pepper is the star of this dish, we suggest using Tellicherry Black Peppercorns, one of the best peppercorn varieties in the world. It has a more complex flavor with a bit less of an initial kick than standard black peppercorns. Serve with a mixed green salad and you have dinner on the table!
February 01, 2023
Sesame Crusted Feta with Citrus + Honey

Sesame Crusted Feta with Citrus + Honey

A great snack, appetizer, salad topping, or addition to a cheese board! We used white sesame seeds and finished with honey, warmed with fresh oranges and a drizzle of olive oil. This is a very flexible recipe and low cost recipe, you can cut your feta into any shapes and season with any additional herbs + spices. No added salt in this dish as feta is plenty salty on it's own. 
February 01, 2023
Aloo Samosas

Aloo Samosas

Samosas are an Indian delicacy, and street food! The crispy triangle shells perfectly encase a fluffy potato and pea filling loaded with spices. These pack a little heat, but are often served with a cooling chutney or a curried ketchup. We made two edits to turn this traditional pastry into a quick and easy snack. 1)We used ground spices + warmed them in ghee, instead of using whole spices, toasting, and grinding. 2) We used empanada wrappers instead of making fresh dough, egg roll wrappers would work too! A samosa specific dough is pretty simple, and often uses Ajowan seeds or Caraway seeds- great to try if you have the time!  
January 31, 2023
Slow Cooker Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup - Woks of Life

Slow Cooker Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup - Woks of Life

We have been selling out of the Woks of Life cookbook almost every week since we got it in! Such a great recommendation from stores team member Robin, who further introduced us to their Woks of Life Blog online!

As we cook through January, we are highlighting all of the whole spices collecting in our cabinets. This Taiwanese Beef Noodle soup uses a satchel of nine favorites and was a perfect dinner during Portland’s first snowy week, just days before the start of Lunar New Year.

January 12, 2023
Potatoes au Gratin - French Onion Soup Style

Potatoes au Gratin - French Onion Soup Style

This year we've combined two favorites- French Onion Soup meets Potatoes au Gratin. French Onion soup is such a labor of love that is so great at warming you up from the inside out. The creamy caramelized onions with the gooey funky cheese is an unmatched combination! But when it comes to hosting a crowd, it can be tricky to collect enough oven safe crocks to get everyones french onion under the broiler and ready to serve. 
December 08, 2022