I use this blend when seasoning for chicken or beef is called for in Mexican-style recipes for my South Beach Diet.....no sugar, flour or cornstarch to be found in this recipe. It's not too spicy; if you want a bit more of a "kick", you may want to add some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. This recipe makes 2Tbsp plus 1 1/2 tsp of seasoning.
Shoarma is so popular in Holland that you might forget it is from the Middle East! When we lived abroad I really missed it and tried to copy the spice mix that you can buy here in the shops. There are many makes and blends in the shops, they all taste different, now try the homemade mix! Note that there is no salt in the mix so do not forget to add with cooking, or if you give this as a gift to mention it. After you have tried this you can always make some changes to suit your own taste.
This recipe was developed by JoAnne Fajack of JoHanna's Cellar Babies Herb Farm in Youngstown, Ohio for her husband. "This mixture gives meats the taste of salt, except it is a lot better for you", says JoAnne.
I don't know if you have ever been to Chicago, but should you go, have a bite of heaven and come to the Fairmont Hotel's Aria restaurant. It's expensive, but it's the best dinner you'll ever have. After I noticed the lack of seasoning mixes here, I figured I'd share this spice mix. It's for beef roasts, brisket, even steaks! I broke it down to teaspoons (originally the measurements were in cups) Enjoy!