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Old 10-13-2012, 06:46 PM
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I had lamb with mint sauce. There was really very little mint just a hint, There was also rosemary, honey and a soft red spice .. I have no idea what is was. I loved this sauce and want to try it on other meats.
I enjoyed it so much I went back and had it 2 days later. Here it is mixed with pasta..
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:14 PM
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Default Re: What is this red spice ?

BTW the spice nor the sauce was hot like red pepper flakes
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:21 PM
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Default Re: What is this red spice ?

looks to be chile flakes. could have thai curry, too, & i see grainy mustard, & an oil, also. thinkin' parsley/chive (stems). snipped.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:02 AM
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Default What is this red spice ?

No the green is mint and some rosemary..
And as I stated above the sauce had no heat (spiciness) to it.
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Well, I'm assuming that you must have bought the sauce since you don't know what's in it. Have you looked at the label on the package? It would be almost impossible for any of us to know just by looking at a picture without being able to taste it.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:37 AM
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Default Re: What is this red spice ?

I agree with luvs that it appears to have grainy mustard. I also see what appears to be lemon zest. Sorry, no clue about the soft red spice.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:25 PM
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I had the Lamb at a Las Vegas restaurant .. No heat in the sauce at all. It was sweet with a herb background.
No chance it was mustard

Well it was worth a try ... Thanks... K
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: What is this red spice ?

Just a thought but it may be sweet paprika. Though I've never heard of using paprika in a lamb dish..............innovation?

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Annatto/anchiote, maybe?'

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It may be red bell pepper flakes. I have used them for color. No spiceness. Too course for paprika.
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I had the Lamb at a Las Vegas restaurant .. No heat in the sauce at all. It was sweet with a herb background.
No chance it was mustard

Well it was worth a try ... Thanks... K
It looks like an Indian spice to me.

http://www.myspicesage.com/cuisine-i...7-bp-216386038
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@ Qsis ... I think you have got it . Annato .. It fit's all categories .. Thanks .. K

http://www.google.com/search?q=Annat...HIai9QTIxoGYBw

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Default Re: What is this red spice ?

Annato seed, it would have to be ground to meet that texture, and it's notorious for dying everything red. It is oil soluble, and would make the infused oil have a pinkish hue to it, which I don't see. It's used largely in Latin cuisine, for color(not too much in the way of flavor), and it is STRONG. I have a few coats that are nicely stained due to it.


Annato, in oil:

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