Jamie Oliver's Flavour Shaker will crush, grind, mix, puree, blend and release flavour from whole spices (including cinnamon stick and star anise), herbs, garlic, nuts, citrus rind or even lime or bay leaves. The secret of the Flavour Shaker is its little ceramic ball, which crushes, grinds, bruises and mixes the contents releasing all sorts of amazing smells and zingy flavours, while you are shaking it.
In just a few seconds you will see how easy it is to add flavour to all kinds of everyday dishes, such as meat rubs for really aromatic roasts and grills; marinades for deep down flavour; dips for tasty nibbles; oil dressing for salads, bakes or grills; fragrant sugars to finish off cakes and puddings
to name but a few tasty treats!
The Flavour Shaker is sized to give you just the right amount (you dont need a lot) and you can pour it straight over your food. Ready to cook, ready to serve
get stuck in!
|What Jamie says|
The Flavour Shaker is a really fun way to add great flavour to your food. Its quick. It's fresh. It's easy. This is going to transform your everyday meals into something fantasticgive it a go!'--Jamie Oliver
How to use Step 1: Simply add your ingredients, then drop in the ceramic ball
Step 2: Screw the two halves together securely
Step 3: Give it a good shake, but look in to see how you're doing
Step 4: Open up and pour, scoop or run onto your food.
If like me you enjoy cooking with freshly prepared ingredients but sometimes find it a bit of a hassle, then the Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker is the product for you. In a nut shell it is a non-electrical device that crushes and grinds herbs and whole spices. Sound familiar? Well unlike a traditional pestle and mortar the Flavour Shaker is far more user-friendly and versatile.
At first glance the Flavour Shaker reminded me of one of those old-fashioned Russian Dolls--even to the point of splitting in 2 halves--but this kitchen tool is anything but old-fashioned with its ergonomic grip and tough polycarbonate body. Rattling around inside is a ceramic ball, the key feature of the Flavour Shaker: it is this that crushes and grinds your ingredients as you shake.
Using fresh herbs, spices in their seed form, garlic, chilies and other unprocessed ingredients make such a difference to everyday meals and the Flavour Shaker enables them to be prepared with ease. I was particularly impressed when I tried Garlic. Using a knife results in slices, a garlic crusher purees; the Flavour Shaker produces slices, pulp and juicesperfect! Curries using prepared whole spices from seeds are spectacular compared to using pre-ground from a jar. You get a fuller flavour as more of the oils are retained. The bottom half of the Flavour Shaker (the larger end) starts the crushing and the top end processes the contents more finely.
This product is easy to use, requires little effort, there are no spillages and you can see precisely how the contents are being processed. I salute you Jamie Oliver--the Flavour Shaker is a smart invention that fits perfectly within the surroundings of the 21st century kitchen and will intensify the tastes of the meals you cook within it.--Kate Copeland, Amazon.co.uk