These are great dry rubs to try before you go out and buy the whole bottle and then find out you don't like them. Most of these ingredients are already in your cupboard. I keep all my old spice jars, wash, remove label and reuse for recipes like these. Dry rubs do not need standing time but can be applied several hours in advance if kept refrigerated. The flavors become more pronounced the longer the rub is on the meat. I prefer sprinkling on and then letting sit out at room temperature for about 15 min.
Make your own powder! It is far superior to that bought at the supermarket. I recommend a spare coffee grinder be dedicated to this. Indgredient quantities are approximate, and pepper types are based on what my Walmart typically has in stock.
The best method of making chili oil for Sichuan cooking I have found - from the outstanding Fuchsia Dunlop book "Sichuan Cookery". I use it for dipping sauces etc; my hubby pours it over his pasta for breakfast! The more sediment you have, the hotter it is.
Easy with lots of flavor! This is great sprinkled on buttered corn on the cob, mixed in with sour cream for a dip, over salads, rice, potatoes, the list is endless! Adapted from Gourmet magazine(2006). Southwestern, Mexican, also Middle Eastern and African!
Thai Curry Paste to use in recipes as required. Easy to prepare and will keep for two weeks in the fridge or several months if frozen.
Easily made gluten-free by ensuring soy and fish sauces are gluten-free
Occasionally I come across a recipe calling for celery salt, and it's something I just don't keep around. Celery seed on the other hand I do have a bottle at hand-- here's a simple substitute to yield a small bottle's worth, but feel free to adjust upward or downward depending on how much you need the proportion and method are all the same. 1 SERVING = 1 TSP, 12 TSP IN 4 OZ