Top 10 Ingredients We Use in the Kitchen

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Expand your palate with our unique blend of spices and fresh ingredients added to our seasonal and traditional dishes. Learn how we add that extra depth of flavor to our cuisine that will have you thinking, “I need more of this in my life!”

 

Ras el Hanout

This Moroccan spice mix has Middle Eastern roots combined with many different spices that make this a great sweet and spicy rub. It is perfect for Mediterranean dishes like chicken, curry, and even hummus. 

 

Ghee Butter

Calling all butter lovers! This butter is not only richer because of the process it undergoes, but Ghee Butter is also full of vitamins and has many health benefits. It has a high smoke point so it is used for sauteing—a little goes a long way so your lactose self will thank you for it.

 

Burrata Cheese

Similar to Italian mozzarella cheese, this cheese is made from soft mozzerella skin and mixed with cream, making it a delightful spread for flatbreads or crumbled in salads, and it also goes perfectly with tomatoes. 

 

Duck Fat

Rendered from duck, this fat is highly useful in Asian dishes. It can be made into a creamy sauce, glazed or roasted with potatoes, making it a great side for poultry dishes. 

 

Miso Paste 

Made from fermented soybeans, this thick paste is also a favorite for an Asian cuisine base. The umami flavor can be added to soups or you can use the roasted glaze for poultry. 

 

Farro

An ancient grain full of fiber and protein that adds a chewy texture when cooked to our Mediterranean salads. Find it in pilaf and soups as well.

 

Marsala

An Italian wine reduced to make caramelized sauces, usually mixed with mushrooms or simmered down to glaze poultry. The sweet acidity renders all the flavors together and adds richnesses to any dish.   

 

Tamarind

A sweet-and-sour tropical fruit that is used for its pulp, Tamarind can be made into many unique recipes such as chutney, pad Thai sauce and even into fruity drinks. 

 

Madagascar Vanilla Beans

Float your senses with this bourbon vanilla bean that is sweet, rich and buttery. Although hard to grow, our restaurant transports this gem and adds it to many desserts for your sweet tooth’s cravings. They are primarily added to delicious creams, donuts and custards.

Maldon Salt

With just a pinch of this unique flaky salt, a crunch factor is added to top off meats or any poultry. Full of minerals, regular salt does not compare to our selection of Maldon Salt. 

 

It’s Noja’s attention to detail and our focus on farm-fresh ingredients that has allowed us to continue to serve this area for so long. For an intimate meal in one of the Port City’s longest-running restaurants in Downtown Mobile, make a reservation to Noja. We have romantic indoor seating in a secluded area, just steps from Dauphin Street in LODA at 6 N. Jackson Street. To reserve a table now, call 251-433-0377. Learn more about our cuisine and offerings at www.nojamobile.com or on our Facebook page.