Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spice Blends: From Fish Seasoning to Salads and Noodles - Margaret Ullrich


There are a couple of new commercials about a young woman adding a mix to a pound of ground beef to make a meal.
They are trying to make an honest buck, I guess.
But, really, what's so special about that?

Still there's nothing special about making mixes to add to other ingredients.
You don't need a degree or years of study.
Just a few spices.

This Spice Blend is delicious with fish.
But, there's so much more you can do with it!
A bit of oil and vinegar and you've got a salad dressing.
Some butter and you've got a tasty topping for pasta.

And all you need is paprika, cayenne, ground marjoram, thyme and basil leaves.
And of course, salt and ground black pepper.
But you knew that already.


Fish Seasoning Spice Blend

1/4 Cup paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/16 teaspoon ground black pepper

Makes about 4 Tablespoons

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Fish Seasoning can also be used to make 

Salad Dressing Spice Blend

Combine in a small jar
1/2 teaspoon Fish Seasoning
1/16 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 Cup salad or olive oil
Cover and shake well.
Let stand 1 hour.

Add
2 Tablespoons wine vinegar
Cover and shake well.

Serve over vegetable salads.

*
Fish Seasoning can also be used on pasta.
Really.

Seasoned Butter Spice Blend for Noodles

Melt 
3 Tablespoons butter
Add and blend well
1 Tablespoon Fish Seasoning
1/16 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cook according to package directions
8 oz. package of noodles
Drain and toss lightly with seasoned butter.

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