What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is best known as a spice used in Middle Eastern and South Asian cooking, having been favoured in traditional Indian and Chinese dishes for centuries. To this day, many people use it as a flavour-enhancer, to add a subtle kick to their recipes without the need for excess salt or sugar.
Did you know...
Turmeric is also known as 'Indian Saffron', and was traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 4,000 years
(Ayurveda translates as 'life knowledge').
How can I buy Turmeric?
Turmeric is usually bought as a ground powder, as an ingredient for different recipes. It is also available at Morrisons as a supplement capsule, as well as in some health and beauty products including soap and face cream.
What does Turmeric taste like?
Turmeric tastes warm, peppery and earthy.
How can I try Turmeric?
TURMERIC AND BLACK PEPPER PORRIDGE
- In a pan, add the oats, turmeric powder, black pepper, milk of choice and optional honey. Stir to fully combine and then put on a medium heat on the hob. Keep stirring continuously to stop it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- Just before it has reached your desired consistency, remove the pan from the heat and pour into a bowl (by removing it just before, this allows the residual heat to finish the cooking for you, making your perfect bowl of porridge).
- Top your porridge with the Morrisons Toasted Seed Medley Breakfast Topper, fresh berries and sprinkle over the cinnamon. Serve and enjoy.
Add everything together in a saucepan and warm through gently - then blitz in a blender and pour. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder for a little extra sweetness and decoration.
TURMERIC FISH FINGERS
Other ways to use Turmeric...
You can add this rich yellowy-orange spice to home-baked bread, breakfast smoothies, drinks and of course, as a colourful and tasty spice in any curry or sauce.