Spice Up Your Life

Spice Up Your Life

Photo by Daniel Schuleman

It’s more than just a well-known song from the ‘90s.

By Sacha Perold

 

Garlic Salt

We all know and love fresh garlic, but for an easy substitute try garlic salt, a combination of dried ground garlic and table salt. It adds tons of flavor and spares you from stinky hands. Love the garlicky taste but want to skip the salt? Try garlic powder, a salt-free seasoning with the same bold kick. Try it with hamburgers, guacamole, stews, soups, popcorn.

 

Dill Weed

Dill weed originates from the parsley family and is popular in cuisines all around the globe. This soft but highly aromatic herb has a flavor reminiscent of celery, parsley, anise and subtle lemon. Try it with salmon, eggs, green beans, greek yogurt dip

 

Creole Seasoning

This salty seasoning is typically a blend of paprika, garlic powder, onion, black pepper and cayenne. The most popular brand is the original Tony Chachere’s, hailing from Louisiana. Creole tends to accompany Cajun dishes like gumbo, but it can also spice up meats and veggies. Try it with jambalaya, chili, polenta, burgers, eggs, steamed vegetables

 

Crushed Red Pepper

Made from dried and crushed red chile peppers, red pepper flakes are often thought of as a standard seasoning alongside salt and pepper. These smoky little flakes add heat and intensify the flavor of whatever ingredients they season. Try it with tomato sauce, orange chicken, frittatas, grilled eggplant

 

Lemon Pepper

This simple but powerful spice blends granulated lemon zest with cracked black pepper, lending a bright, citrusy, peppery kick. Although most commonly used on fish, lemon pepper can add flavor to a variety of meats, vegetables and pastas.Try it with grilled meats, pasta, fish, pork, zucchini, couscous

 

Sea Salt

 

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