Transform a simple dish into an exotic meal with a simple spice blend. No need to purchase multiple ingredients when a single product can transform an everyday meal into an international delight. Wow your family – and your palate – with one of these flavorful spice blends:
Five-spice powder: A seasoning blend of ground spices used in Chinese cuisine. The distinct licorice-like flavor of star anise blends with the sweet and warm flavors of the cinnamon and fennel. Cloves add a cooling sensation while the Szechuan peppercorns add a peppery note.
- Five-spice powder is used to flavor braised or roasted meat, fish and poultry dishes and adds a spicy kick to dry rubs or marinades.
- Add to stir-fry recipes, vegetables and even fruit salad for an Asian twist.
- Add a teaspoon of five-spice powder to oil and vinegar and use it to baste meat cooking on the grill.
Herbes de Provence: This aromatic mixture is commonly used in French cuisine and traditionally includes thyme, basil, rosemary, tarragon, savory, marjoram, oregano, and bay leaf. Enjoy this sodium-free blend on just about anything.
- Season meat, chicken or fish with Herbes de Provence, and grill, sear, or roast according to your preference.
- Whisk Herbes de Provence into soups, stews, sauces, and salad dressings.
- For an appetizer, sprinkle on goat cheese and serve with crackers.
Garam masala: Is a spice blend widely used in Indian cuisine made from toasted cinnamon, mace, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and cardamon pods and ground into a powder.
- Add the spice into mayo, then use the mayo in everything from a sandwich spread to an ingredient in deviled eggs or pasta salad.
- Shake a bit of garam masala on popcorn for a big burst of flavor.
- Try roasting, seasoning, or stuffing your potatoes with a dash of garam masala
Adobo Seasoning: Considered an all-purpose seasoning, adobo seasoning is a blend of garlic powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, and turmeric.
- Adobo seasoning is an excellent seasoning sprinkled on foods for most cooking methods, include grilling, roasting, frying or sautéing.
- Make a marinade by combining the spice mix with olive oil and vinegar or lime juice. Then use with any kind of meat, poultry, or fish.
- Use as a base seasoning for stews, sauces, beans, soup stock, baked potatoes, and vegetables.
Za’atar: A Middle Eastern spice blend with an earthy, sweet, and nutty flavor. Za’atar typically contains sesame seeds, dried thyme or oregano, marjoram, salt, and sumac.
- Mix za’atar with olive oil and using it as a dip for fresh bread.
- Use as a dry rub for meats and for grilled or roasted vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes and eggplant
- Stir za’atar into your favorite dip
You can see how easy it is to be inspired with these flavorful spice blends. No need to buy multiple spices or measure out individual ingredients. Get creative and have fun preparing authentic international dishes in your own kitchen – no passport required!