In Suffolk, UK, a new dish created by development chef AT NORTHGATE FOODS – Kristian Wade – in collaboration with a new international food partnership, is poised to make a significant difference to the range of retail dishes available to lovers of Indian food.
The Spice Trade – created with the formation of the historic Spice Road which early traders formed to connect Asia with Europe – became a truly global activity in the 15th Century. Since then, chefs have continued to mix up herb and spice offerings to energise menus worldwide.
The new, exquisite and transformational dish is a Southern Asia-Inspired Indian Aromatic Duck Cha-pancake (Chapati-Pancake). A Pekin duck dish, the concept is a development of the duck offering, originated in Indian cooking, that followed the family tradition of keeping Runner ducks for egg production.
The slow-cooked, crispy DALEE ‘simply the best’ duck meat is coated in a blend of delicate Indian spices and served with red onion, chopped herbs, a chapati style pancake and a mild-Tamarind (made from the seed pod of the legume from tropical regions of Africa including the Sudan) Best Served topped off with zesty lime juice. Now rolling out to speciality retailers throughout the UK, the global partnership behind the idea includes Northgate Foods, THE BR Group (supplying ducks from The Netherlands, at their local production plant in UDEN, and Ming Foods creators of the brand-new Chapati Pancake.
Commenting on the development of the new concept, Kristian Wade, AT Northgate Foods said: ‘The blend of herbs and spices used in this dish mixes up cooking themes from across all 28 regions of India.’
‘It is a melting-pot of ideas and a combination of infusions to satisfy the six different tastes that make up our palette. Put simply, it is one dish that will engage all the senses.’
‘And we are massively proud to say, that like the UK’s most popular Indian dish, Chicken Tikka Masala, it has been originated in the UK.’
‘We hope it will fit comfortably alongside the rich and complex flavours and fragrances of traditional Indian cuisine, and make its way across Europe and the rest of the world. We think it deserves a place in global food history .’
Adds Jan ijzerman, of BR Group in Holland: ‘We have specialised in producing quality HALAL duck ‘Simply the best’ products for over 50 years and we are beyond excited by the potential of this new food concept developed with our partners from the UK. Dale quality means good quality, tender and juicy meat with 0% antibiotics. As word is already spreading fast among the restaurant sector, we expect this could be the next big Southern Asian food phenomenon.’
‘Sam Doung of ming foods, describing the special ’ChaPancake’ devised for the dish, says ‘we have been on a cultural journey to create this unique infusion of Indian spices that make up the Indian-inspired ChaPancake.’
The Indian food of today can be tracked back to the days of the Harappan civilization which was over 5,000 years ago. India produces a bigger variety of spices today than any other country in the world.
The health benefits of Indian foods are now well accepted around the world. Indian spices are rich in minerals and dietary polyphenols and flavonoids, compounds with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that help protect against disease, aid digestion and boost immune function.
NORTHGATE FOODS IS A SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTION COMPANY, BASED IN SUFFOLK, WHICH SUPPLIES ALL FORMS OF MEAT AND SEAFOOD PRODUCTS TO THE FOOD SECTOR. ALL THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS ARE FULLY ACCREDITED AND TRACABLE – AND MANY ARE SOURCED FROM THE UK. VISIT www.northgatefoods.co.uk or call 01284 766600.
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NB. The UK’s most popular Indian dish Chicken Tikka Masala was originated in Glasgow.
BR Group – Main headquarters are based in Thailand. Represented in Europe in the Netherlands. DALEE is the brand name of the duck supplied to the uk.
Ming foods – based in Swanley
For further information –
Alison Baker Madhouse PR – MADHOUSEPR@AOL.COM 01284 830321 / 07771658612
KRISTIAN WADE AT Northgate Foods firstname.lastname@example.org
01284 766600 / 07469218531