Sep 292013


Spices are my absolute love. They give the food a unique flavor and aroma, improving taste perception. Certain spices are a reflection of the different cuisines of the world. For example, cumin is widely used in Indian and the Middle Eastern cuisines. Paprika is widespread in Spain. Herbs de Provence is the hallmark of French cuisine.

In my kitchen I like to play with spices, mixing, sniffing, and tasting magical mixtures as an alchemist. Having a few jars of basic spices, anybody can create wonderful aromatic mélange whether it is African ras-el-hanout, Indian garam masala or Mexican taco seasoning.

I always have a jar with Cajun spice mix on my kitchen shelf. This blend is delicious not only as dry rub on poultry, seafood or meat, but it is great for flavoring mayonnaise and dressings. Try it!



   4-6 servings


  • 2 tbsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp. ground chili
  • 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp. granulated onion
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. dry thyme
  • 1 tbsp. dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ ground cumin (optional)




Mix together all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

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Cook with pleasure!


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