malaguetta

malaguetta

(ˌmæləˈɡɛtə)
n
(Botany) an aromatic African herb of the ginger family
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Malaguetta [pepper] is always prevalent in all their stews.
Malaguetta pepper or grains of paradise are not pepper at all, nor are they "with a tail" (150).
THE CUISINE OF THE MIDDLE Ages, with its tincture of ambergris and malaguetta, may not inspire many start-up restaurants, but the long-held explanation for the powerful flavors of the age turns out to be a historical myth.
They were paired with a selection of peppers, including African malaguetta, Indian long pepper, and galangal--the strong spice now known mainly through Thai cooking, to flavor thin sauces often based on almond milk.
Although leading Africanists maintain that the Europeans had limited commercial contact with the coastal areas, the malaguetta or spice trade became so important to Portugal that Alfonso V placed it under a royal monopoly that lasted from 1470 to 1700.
The response of pre-Liberian ethnic groups to the malaguetta trade was clear.