• Let's Talk Spices/Seasoning
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We're all different and jazz up our food the way we like. This is my favorite all purpose seasoning, [img]http://i.imgur.com/sk0Vb.jpg[/img] Great on chicken. [img_thumb]http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/5584/img0185dhg.jpg[/img_thumb][img_thumb]http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7265/img0182bxl.jpg[/img_thumb] Been trying out Weber's Kick'n Chicken, as to the name, has a nice small kick to it, better when chard. [img]http://i.imgur.com/tI0o9.jpg[/img] In other things, i tend to use lemons/lemon pepper a lot. basic onion, garlic pepper, and salt I use too. What do you guys use?
I like to use citrus, such as lemons. Adds a great flavor to many things. Spices are also great, crushed red peppers are possibly my favorite.
Paprika/lemon juice is always great on chicken. some nice chicken chunks drizzled in lemon juice. fried, on a salad is one of the tastiest things ever.
Oregano goes great with feta cheese. Just dribble some olive oil on the cheese, then a pinch of oregano and enjoy the salty snack.
Cinnamon master race.
I'm not very outlandish when it comes to spices and seasonings, mainly just mint, salt (especially seasoning salt), and pepper, although I'm starting to uncover my spices cabinet.
I love garlic and black pepper. Especially on chicken.
Citrus juices go well on chicken, but nicely cooked salmon with lemon juice is a wonder to behold.
[QUOTE=Blanketspace;28261319]Citrus juices go well on chicken, but nicely cooked salmon with lemon juice is a wonder to behold.[/QUOTE] However, nicely cooked salmon is rare. I made some tilapia with crushed garlic, and oregano. It was very good. Unfortunately, I forgot to buy lemons...
As a beginner to cooking, my experience with spices has been very experimental, and nothing extraordinarily good has come out of it.
OP took the words out of my mouth, I use that shit on everything. [editline]24th February 2011[/editline] The nature shit I mean.
Garlic and onions.
Cumin is the best spice and even comes with a silly name
Old Bay is my favorite for seafood. [img]http://ninecooks.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/oldbay.jpg[/img]
Chilli, can't get enough of hot food.
I pretty much always use Sambal Oelek. It's medium spicy and it tastes excellent!
Feel like a cup of hot chocolate? Open for experiment? Add some paprika or chili powder! doesn't need much for it to be awesome!
[QUOTE=deggie;28261940]I pretty much always use Sambal Oelek. It's medium spicy and it tastes excellent![/QUOTE] Oh my god that stuff is amazing. I haven't been able to buy it for a while but it makes shit taste so good.
Tikka Tandoori powder goes well on many types of foods; chicken, vegetables and stews are all made better with it. I have a small box of it in my cupboard at all times.
cilantro lime and garlic. makes anything delicious
Paprika + Cayenne pepper + Garam Masala + Cumin Seeds Used in my chilli con carne :zoid:
[QUOTE=deggie;28261940]I pretty much always use Sambal Oelek. It's medium spicy and it tastes excellent![/QUOTE] My parents never don't have this handy.
[QUOTE=GreenLeaf;28262663]Feel like a cup of hot chocolate? Open for experiment? Add some paprika or chili powder! doesn't need much for it to be awesome![/QUOTE] I might try that. I usually just add cinnamon and nutmeg.
[img]http://www.elcolmadito.com/%5CArte%5CUSProductos%5CArteGrande%5CSazonGoyaAzafranG.jpg[/img] and [img]http://www.millriverstore.com/images/goya_adoboallpurp.jpg[/img] msg included :smug:
I like cumin on almost all my meats, what is it suppose to be best on?
Whats really nice is some fennel salt to go with a roasted pork belly, or anything pork really. Make it at home, just add about, 2 tablespoons of fennel and 1 tablespoon of salt. Grind up in pestle and mortar, AND BAM! You new have a perfect seasoning for any roasted pork dish.
MSG is the best, cayenne pepper is nice, too.
[QUOTE=TheNuB;28270413]I like cumin on almost all my meats, what is it suppose to be best on?[/QUOTE] I rather cumin a paper towel.
cumin cumin cumin! although garlic is right up there for me, i eat it raw with pesto salads occasionally!
I have found some odd combinations work really well, like a cajun seasoning with lemon and blue cheese sauce (made using blue cheese and cream cheese) is fucking fantastic. Also I add a bit of chilli to everything, not enough to make it hot, just enough to give it a slight heat.
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