Ingredients: Indian long gourd, sugar, almonds, cinnamon, lemon juice, cardamom, vanilla, proprietary spice mix, sea salt
The gourd’s importance as a confection dates back thousands of years and continues today from the Southern Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent. Layered with almonds, scented with cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla, this “murabba” or preserve calls Central Asia and Persia home.
It is enriched with some of the world’s costliest spices, evoking festivity and is traditionally served during weddings. The murabba’s oral notes pair with all game but are equally delicious with a humble slice of toast slathered with salted butter.
For dessert to impress, drizzle warmed compote over vanilla ice cream and add a cardamom infused, white wine-poached pear or roasted figs.
Made by: Naomi J. Mobed, who's bio reads like a novel: born in Karachi; raised in Tehran; lived in Hong Kong; educated in Princeton, Boston and London; worked in New York, Paris, then Dubai, then Muscat, then Johannesburg and all points in-between... Inspired by her heritage and experiences in Africa, Middle East and South Asia, Le Bon Magot products are developed from heirloom recipes using natural ingredients, high-quality and seasonal produce, custom-blended aromatics and no preservatives. Made in the USA in small batches and created in the artisan tradition, the products rely on classical cookery methods and all-natural preservation techniques to create special flavors, which we hope will inspire cooks and diners on their own culinary journeys.