Friday, January 6, 2012

Cayenne (ground red pepper) / Homemade Tandoorie Spice Blend - Margaret Ullrich

Man does not live on bread or cookie alone.
Although, during the holiday season, it sure seems that way.

It's January.
On to the more savoury spices.
The main course spices.
Spices like cayenne.

Did you always wonder what the heck cayenne is?
It's ground red pepper.

Cayenne goes well with many recipes.

Cayenne gives a lift to egg dishes.
Stir a bit into cream cheese spreads and guacamole.
Add some to corn bread batter, chili, barbecue sauce and salsa.
Stir into creamy dishes like chowders, cheese or white sauces and dressings.

In 1910 chili pepper production began in California.
Cayenne didn't just stay in California.
No way.
Can't keep a good spice hidden away.

Here's something to spice up your next chicken dinner.

Tandoorie Spice Blend

1 Tablespoon garlic salt
1 Tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons cayenne
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Makes a scant 1/2 Cup

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