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!
I enjoy going to the grocery store, buying a product that I enjoy and finding a way to make it homemade and less expensive. Sometimes being on a tight budget does not mean you have to sacrifice the quality of the food you cook. I don't cook gourmet or better all the time but sometimes simple things can really turn a simple meal into something better. You can use fresh herbs if you prefer but I just use the Herbs I have handy in my herb rack. This garlic herb recipe is something I just tried one day for kicks and now I love it. I'm never buying it in a store again and hopefully you will love it too. This garlic herb butter goes wonderfully with ANYTHING. Use it with rice, meats, potatoes, and vegetables. Enjoy!
Make this with Roasted Garlic recipe #54099 and herbs of your choice. You can freeze for future use. Or top your favorite bread, roast beef, cooked seafood, baked potatoes add to cooked rice, noodles mashed potatoes,fresh cooked corn on the cob, grilled asparagus... You know what I mean I can go on and on.
From Aglaia Kremezi. The Lebanese believe that zaatar, a mixture of thyme, sumac and sesame seeds, gives strength and clears the mind. For this reason, before leaving home on exam days, all school children eat a slice of bread spread with a mixture of zaatar and olive oil. The traditional recipe for zaatar calls for thyme, but savory -- which has an aroma similar to a combination of oregano and thyme -- works much better.
This is a great seasoning for many different dishes! I use this on homefries as well as roasted potatoes, zucchini and many other vegetables. It's great for a meat and vegetable kabob as well. Those little fairies like to sprinkle it on many of the dishes that come out of my kitchen....
This stuff is great for adding a little zip to your soups, sauces and stews. Blend it in sour cream or yogurt for a tomato(y) dip. It's a great way to use up your tomatoes. The thinner you slice the tomatoes, the faster they will dry.
For all of the Alton Brown turkey brine fans out there, this is Mr. Brown's brine for shrimp cocktail. I personally like to add a few extra spices to my brine, which are listed above, but I've posted his original brine as he made it on his show. Ever since I found this recipe, its become ONLY way I ever make peel and eat shrimp cocktail. The shrimp come out so moist, and full of flavor!
This is a great spice in chicken, fish and Steaks.
Warning: Do not cook inside since it will smoke up your kitchen and the neighbors for sure will call the fire department and you will have to feed them.
Cook meats on the grill or a fish cooker.
This blend comes close to the flavors in the typical seasoned salt blends like Lawry's, without the sodium. Use it where seasoned salt is called for or when you want to give food a little extra flavor. This is really good on eggs and soups! Adapted from Low Sodium Cooking. This would also make a good gift!