Spice Recipes

Whether you use already prepared spices from your grocery store or you use some of the spice recipes listed here, spices are a wonderful way to enhance the flavor of all your dishes.

I've listed some popular spice recipes here for you to try. They are easy to make and many times much cheaper to make than buying a brand name spice blend.

Be sure to store your spices in tightly covered glass or plastic jars so they will stay fresh and last a long time (recycled baby food jars work great!) Store all your spices in a dark, dry place away from heat for best results. For spice recipes that are not used often, store them in an airtight container in the freezer.


Emeril's Essence
2 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
1 Tablespoons black pepper
1 Tablespoons onion powder
1 Tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoons dried oregano
1 Tablespoons dried thyme


Great for seasoning poultry, fish, pork and vegetables,


Creole Seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon red pepper
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon chili powder


Use with seafood, chicken, beef, or vegetables.


Chili Powder
1 cup dried chili peppers or
3/4 cup crushed hot red pepper flakes
1/4 cup ground cumin
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon cayenne or more to taste


Remove stems and most of seeds from the chili peppers, chop coarsely. Put all of the ingredients into blender (I like to use a coffee bean grinder that I keep just for grinding spices)and blend until powdered; let chili powder settle before removing cover of blender.


Italian Seasoning
1 cup dried basil
1 cup dried parsley
1/2 cup oregano
1/2 cup dried minced onion
1/4 cup dried thyme
1/2 cup dried minced garlic
1 Tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried sage


Blend thoroughly.


Seasoning Salt
3 tablespoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried fennel
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon white pepper


Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Store in an air-tight container. Yield: 1/3 cup


Louisiana Blackening Spice
1 teaspoon ground basil
1 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt (sea salt works best)
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika


Cajun Blackened Spice Mix
1 Tablespoon Paprika
2 1/2 teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Onion powder
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon White pepper
3/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Sage


Curry Powder
2 tablespoons ground coriander
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground cardamom
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Herbs De Provence
3 Tablespoons Dried marjoram
3 Tablespoons Dried thyme
3 Tablespoons Dried savory
1 teaspoon Dried basil
1 teaspoon Dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Dried sage
1/2 teaspoon Fennel seeds


Combine all ingredients. Mix well and spoon into small jars. Yield: 3/4 cup. Use this spice recipe to season chicken, vegetables or meat.


Apple Pie Spice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Pumpkin Pie Spice
4 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg

You can make your own Montreal Steak Seasoning too!


Remember to store all your spice recipes in an airtight container away from heat and light. They will last much longer.




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