Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Homemade Spice Blends

Recipes for making your own homemade seasonings. A great way to cut down your salt intake and way to use spices you have in your cupboard. Click here if you need to purchase herbs or spices to make these spice blend recipes.

Happy Cooking!

T ---- tablespoons
t------teaspoons
All recipes use dried herbs & spices.
Store all spice mixes out of direct sunlight and tightly sealed to preserve flavor.

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

4 1/2 T basil
3 3/4 T oregano
1 1/2 T finely ground black pepper
1 1/2 T dried onion flakes
1 1/2 T whole celery seed
1 1/4 T dried powdered basil
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t grated lemon rind

Combine spices in a jar, cover and shake to combine.

Italian Seasoning

1/3 cup crushed oregano
1/3 cup basil
2 T rosemary
1/4 cup each thyme, sage and marjoram
powdered garlic (to your taste)

Combine spices in a jar, cover and shake to combine.

Les Fines Herbes Seasoning

1 T sweet basil
6 T chervil
1 t sweet marjoram
1/2 t thyme
1/2 t rosemary
1 T tarragon

Combine spices in a jar, cover and shake to combine.

Apple Pie Spice

1/4 cup cinnamon
2 t nutmeg
1 t allspice
1 t ground ginger

Combine all spices in a jar, cover and shake to combine.

Herbes De Provence Seasoning Mix

Combine the following in a blender or coffee mill until it becomes a fine powder.

2 T basil
4 t oregano
2 t marjoram
2 t thyme
2 t savory
1 1/2 t bay leaves--crushed
1 t fennel seed
1 t mint
1 t ground sage
1 t rosemary
1 t lavender

Fantastic on roasted chicken & root vegetables.

Garam Masala

1 T ground coriander
1 T ground cumin
1 T freshly ground black pepper
1 T ground cayenne pepper
1 T ground fennel seeds
1 T ground ginger
1 T ground cardamon
1 t ground cloves
1 T ground nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a jar, cover and shake to combine. Store at room temperature up to 1 month.

Jerk Seasoning

2 T minced onion
2 1/2 t thyme
2 t ground allspice
2 t ground black pepper
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t cayenne pepper

Combine in a jar, cover and shake to combine. To use coat chicken with olive oil, rub on spice blend and grill.


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