Our Salt-Free Spice Blends
Chinese Five Spice
A must to be added to any type of stir fry: vegetable, tofu, fish, shellfish, chicken, duck, pork, or beef. The number five refers not to the five spices that make up the blend but to what the Chinese consider the five basic flavor profiles: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy, which the blend incorporates. Ingredients: star anise, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, and Sichuan peppercorns.
Now this North African hot spice blend packs a punch, but it is worth it. It is a staple in Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian cooking and It is often made into a paste. It can be used in stews, added to couscous, rice, vegetables, and eggs, and is a flavorful rub for lamb, goat, chicken, beef, and fish. Ingredients: paprika, Guajillo chile, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, garlic, lemon, Bird’s eye chile, and caraway.
Herbes de Provence
This classic French blend of fine herbs from Southern France has a multitude of uses: in stews and soups, on roasted chicken and vegetables, on grilled fish, and on egg dishes. Ingredients: basil, thyme, marjoram, chervil, rosemary, and lavender.
This herb blend captures the flavors of Italy and can be added to any tomato-based sauce for pasta, used to make a salad dressing with olive oil and vinegar, or rubbed on chicken or fish. Ingredients: rosemary, sage, basil, Mediterranean oregano, and marjoram.
The memory of Caribbean cooking comes through with the first smell of this seasoning from the unique blend of the heat from chilis combined with the aromatic spices of allspice, cloves, and cinnamon. Jerk chicken is very popular, but this seasoning also goes well on shrimp, goat, and pork chops. Ingredients: allspice, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, onion, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, scotch bonnet, thyme, nutmeg, and chives.
Madras Curry Seasoning
A basic curry from South India made to meet the expectations of Western palates, but still has a mild bite to it. Can be used on beef, chicken, lamb, fish, and vegetables. Ingredients: turmeric, coriander, mustard, cumin, black pepper, chili pepper, and cinnamon.
Memphis Rib BBQ Rub
Made to use with slowing cooking beef or pork; this dry rub adds a well-balanced blend of spices, heat and sweet that brings out the meat flavor. Ingredients: sweet paprika, onion, garlic, basil, mustard, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
Mild Chili Powder
This blend of two types of chili peppers with a little cacao is a must for Mexican and Southwestern cuisine and can be used on beef, pork, poultry, fish and vegetables. Ingredients: Ancho and Mulato chilis, paprika, cacao, onion, and garlic.
This blend spices up even the blandest pizza and makes it taste like it came from your favorite pizza parlor. Add to the dough or to your tomato sauce. It can even be sprinkled on pizza that is being delivered. Ingredients: Mediterranean oregano, basil, garlic, thyme, fennel seed, red bell pepper, hot red pepper, parsley, and marjoram.
The Japanese seven spice blend, which can pack a punch. It goes well in noodle and rice dishes, in soups and on grilled meats, tuna and on chicken wings. It is a heat that hits quickly and fades fast combined with a taste of citrus and a little seaweed. Ingredients: black pepper, cayenne, tangerine zest, garlic, poppy seed, black sesame and Japanese seaweed.
Spicy Poultry Rub
A flavorful rub for any type of poultry that combines a little heat, with a little sweet, smokiness, and citrus. Ingredients: brown chipotle, cinnamon, brown sugar, orange peel, coriander, garlic, and black pepper.
This blend adds authentic flavor and a moderate amount of zip to your taco, be it ground beef, turkey or chicken. Ingredients: chili powder, paprika, onion, garlic, cumin, brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne, and Mexican oregano.
A hot curry popular in South India, though this one is toned down a little. Can be used on beef, chicken, lamb, fish, and vegetables. Ingredients: cumin, cardamom, red chilis, mustard, cinnamon, fenugreek seeds, and black pepper.
A Middle Eastern and North African aromatic tart spice blend, which is excellent for a rub on lamb and chicken, sprinkled over vegetables, added to hummus, or as a dip for pita bread when mixed with olive oil. Ingredients: sesame seeds, sumac, coriander, thyme, cumin, and black pepper.