Spices for Cooking

spicesAnise – Anise is sweet and similar taste to licorice. Used for cookies, candies, pastries and chicken dishes

Cayenne – Cayenne Pepper is made from the dried pods of pungent chili peppers. Traditionally used in Mexican and Italian cooking. Add Cayenne Pepper to salsa, taco, enchilada sauces and omelets for flavor. You can use for barbecue sauce, meat marinade, tartar sauce, vegetable dips and salad dressings.

Celery seed – Used for adding a celery flavor to foods. Use for clam, potatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes juice, sauces and soups. Add a pinch to blue cheese dressings and spoon the dressing over ripe tomatoes.

Cinnamon – The sweet and spicy flavor of Cinnamon can be used for rice, vegetables, fruits, chocolate dessert, apple dessert or drink.

Chile powder – Chile powder is spicy and hot. Added to chili and spicy dishes.

Coriander – Used for desserts, pastries, meat, seafood. Add it to stews, marinades, cakes, cookies or breads.

Cumin – Cumin have a strong, distinctive flavor. Added to lemon marinades, soups, sauces, chicken, turkey, lamb, and pork, chili, spicy meat stews, barbecue marinades, sauces, over cooked vegetables and potatoes.

Curry – Curry Powder is a blend of many spices and is used widely in savory dishes. Adding Curry Powder for rice, eggs or egg salads, marinades for chicken or lamb and sauces. For a quick dip to complement fruit and vegetable sticks, blend sour cream, mayonnaise or yogurt with Curry Powder.

Ginger  – Used for chicken, vegetables, cakes, breads, cookies and Asian dishes

Fennel – Added to pasta sauces, meatballs, meat, salads and soups.

Garlic – Garlic can be used with your favorite’s dishes. Use in pasta sauces, sauces, stews, soups, salad dressing, mixed vegetable stir-fries, marinades, meat, chicken, pork, fish, seafood, breads, stuffing.

Nutmeg – Nutmeg is a mild baking spice and is used in sausages, meats, soups or stews. Added to sweet breads, muffins, cookies, eggnog, puddings and fruit pies. Sprinkle over vegetables, fish or chicken.

Onion – Onions can be used everywhere. Dried Onions release flavor more rapidly than freshly chopped Onions when added to a recipe. Onions can be add to meats, chicken, lamb, fish, smash potatoes, soups, salads, stews, mixed vegetable stir-fries, pasta sauces and sauces.

Paprika – Paprika is a derived from the dried paprika pepper. It is available in sweet, mild, and hot forms. Paprika can be add as garnish for almost any savory dish. Added on fish, chicken, roast turkey and vegetables.

Red Pepper – Used small quantity of Red Pepper because the flavor is really spicy when is cooked. Add on onion, cheese, bacon, scrambled eggs, omelet, barbecue sauce or marinade.

Saffron – This is a expensive spice. Some people use to coloring rice. Use it in Italian risottos, chicken, rice, fish, seafood and stews.

Sesame  – Sesame Seeds are easy to toast in a pan in the stove. Added  to cookie, pastry, and breads. Sprinkle over salad dressings, eggplant dishes, and mixed vegetable stir-fries.