Monday, July 2, 2012

HOW TO MAKE AN ALL PURPOSE SPICE RUB. SPICE RUB FOR CHICKEN RECIPE. SPICE RUB FOR SEAFOOD SEASONING.


ALL PURPOSE  SPICE RUB.

SPICE RUB FOR CHICKEN RECIPE.

SPICE RUB FOR  SEAFOOD SEASONING.

A paprika vendor in Budapest
A spice is a dried seed, fruit, root, bark or vegetable substance primarily used for flavoring, coloring or as food preservatives. Sometimes a spice is used to hide other flavors- wiki
A spice may be available in several forms: fresh, whole dried, or pre-ground dried. Generally, spices are dried. 
A whole dried spice has the longest shelf life of about two years
Ground spices are better stored away from light and has about six months shelf life.
The "flavor life" of a ground spice can be much shorter.
The Mulus harvesting pepper..impression from a French edition of
 The travels of Marco Polo
The flavor of a spice comes from compounds that oxidize or evaporate when exposed to air. Grinding increases a spice surface area and makes oxides or evaporate more. Thus, store your spice whole and grind only when needed, is the best way to it’s maximize flavor. 
Dried peppercorns- black and white
Black pepper
Black pepper is the world’s number one most popular spice and next is cumin. It’s odour has a citrusy, woody and floral notes with a hot taste in flavor. Dried black pepper are known as peppercorns.
White pepper refers to pepper seeds, where the darker colored skin of the fully ripe red pepper berries are removed by soaking them in water for about a week.

Cumin spice
Cumin can be used ground or as whole seeds. It helps to add an earthy and warming feeling to cooking, making it a staple in certain stews and soups, as well as curries and chili. It is not related to Nigella sativa, though both are sometimes called black cumin. It is also sometimes confused with Caraway seeds.
Fennel flowers

A spice called Fennel seed (jintan manis)
Fennel may be an effective diuretic and a potential drug for treatment of hypertension.
In the Indian subcontinent, fennel seeds are also eaten raw, sometimes with some sweetener, as they are said to improve eyesight.
The ancient Romans regarded fennel as the herb of sight. Root extracts were often used in tonics to clear cloudy eyes. Extracts of fennel seed have been shown in animal studies to have a potential use in the treatment of glaucoma.

Spanish smoked paprika
Paprika
Paprika is a spice made from ground, dried fruits of bell and chili peppers. It is rich in vitamin C with flavors varying from mild to hot. The vitamin C contents  retained in paprika is more by weight than does lemon juice.
Ceylon cinnamon (left) and Cassia
Cinnamon
Ceylon cinnamon, using only the thin inner bark, has a finer, less dense, and more crumbly texture, and is considered to be more aromatic and subtle in flavour than cassia. Cassia has a much stronger flavour than Ceylon cinnamon, is generally  reddish brown, hard and woody in texture, and thicker as all of the layers of bark are used.
A spice shop in Jordan
HOW TO MAKE SPICE RUB
A spice rub is a mixture of salt, herbs, and spices. A spice rub can be as simple as a large amount of pepper or as complex as 100 spices. (and yes, that many spices do exist)
In order to make a successful rub, you need to balance flavors and when you find a good rub, you will use it often...link here

ALL  PURPOSE SPICE RUB RECIPE
Ingredients
1-cup paprika (most versatile important ingredients)
1/4 cup salt
1/2 cup black pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup dehydrated lemon peel
1/4 cup dried rosemary
2 tbsp cayenne pepper

Method- Combine all ingredients in an airtight container.
This writer said “ Store in a cool, dark place this will last until your family tree ends. And everybody else's.

I think the author has a great sense of humor….  until the 12th of never? never!! Ha ha

SPICE RUB FOR SEAFOOD SEASONING RECIPE  
- link here 
Ingredients    
§  6 tbs butter-flavored salt
§  1/2 cup sweet paprika
§  4 bay leaves, torn
§  3 tbs celery seed
§  3 tbs dehydrated lemon peel
§  1 tbs dehydrated lime peel
§  2 tbs dried rosemary
§  3 tbs dried thyme
§  3 tbs dried oregano
§  1/4 cup smoked paprika
§  1 tbs freshly ground cinnamon

Method
Pulse everything in your spice grinder until relatively smooth. If your spice grinder doubles as your coffee grinder, make sure you pulse some rice after. Keep in an airtight container with a shaker lid for up to a year.

For cooking varieties, I like the  flavor of lemon/ lime peel  and paprika being added to the above recipe.

SPICE RUB FOR CHICKEN RECIPE   -link here
Ingredients
§  2 tsp black pepper
§  2 tsp cayenne pepper
§  2 teaspoons ground celery seed
§  2 tbsp garlic powder
§  ½ cup paprika
§  2 tbsp kosher salt
§  1 tbsp dried thyme

Mix all spices into a bowl. Rub on chicken, inside and outside.
Let stand for a few minutes before cooking.

For cooking varieties, I like the flavor and aroma of Lemon grass juice and ginger  in my chicken marinade. After about four hours, will rub in fennel seed powder, chili and pepper seasoning and let stand for another 30 minutes. 
What's your favorite spice? and why.....

53 comments:

  1. hi wan i feel the flavourof spices here. useful and wonderful use of spices in different dishes.

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    1. thanks santosh, glad you like this, have a nice day

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  2. Useful post love all these spice and flavors,all three spice rub recipe is really handy,thanks for sharing.

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    1. you are welcome suja and have a nice day

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  3. Mmmm...feel like marinating some chicken with the recipe for tomorrow.

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    1. hi diana, have a nice day and do try the yummy chicken marinade.

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  4. Hmmmmm, the truth is.. I would like to try and taste all the flavor here!:) Thanks for sharing Wan! :) Have a great day! :)

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    1. thanks linda, try, you will love it. have a nice ady

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  5. Spice rub would be quite handy indeed. Nice:-)

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    1. hi payal , you are an expert on this i am sure. have a nice day

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  6. LOVE spices...beautiful way to make a dish flavoursome!

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    1. thanks jasna, spices are so flavorful- have a nice day

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  7. Hello Wan!
    Great rub recipes and information on spices!
    My favorite spice is cinnamon! I love the smell of cinnamon. They're great to use with dessert too! My second favorite would be chili pepper. I love spicy food :) Have a nice day.

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    1. hi nash, i love cinnamon too- it has antiseptic values.

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  8. Hello Wan!
    Great rub recipes and information on spices!
    My favorite spice is cinnamon! I love the smell of cinnamon. They're great to use with dessert too! My second favorite would be chili pepper. I love spicy food :) Have a nice day.

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  9. WOW, those are some gorgeous photos. Makes me want to get into the kitchen this minute!

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    1. hi love2dine. thanks for your compliment, have a nice day

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  10. WOW, those are some gorgeous photos. Makes me want to get into the kitchen this minute!

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  11. I have been on the lookout for a spice rub, actually for chicken. Now that you have given, I am going to try out. Tq for sharing.

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    1. hi nava, your own variety must be innovative too. have a nice day

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  12. Now that grilling season is here, this rub sounds fantastic for steaks.

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    1. hi yummy chunklet.. yes, i love grilled chicken and fish. have a nice day

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  13. Now that grilling season's here, this rub looks perfect for steaks!

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  14. wow...wat a fantastic pics...recipe sounds scrumptiously tasty..
    cant wait to giv a try now..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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    1. hi jay, a little different from your spices varieties... have a nice day and thank you dear

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  15. Hi, I am new to your blog....what a lovely commentary on spices... love your spice rubs ;-)

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    1. thanks suchi, hi and i am glad to know you. have a nice day

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  16. Oho...Wan! like the spice & herbs entry..my favourite is paprika..like to spinkle this on my food

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    1. hi rina, simple, sure you manage this recipe.sfter your busy office work and traffic jam,,have a nice day

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  17. I don't realise they need that many types of spices eg for the seafood rub..

    No wonder some places serve such tasty fish - eventho it appears so plain and simple on the plates..

    TQ for sharing.. Cheers

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    1. CV,
      If ur preparing for your family, please make some extras for me? Can send my son to go to yr place and collect the bottles? Issshh.. some of the spices mentioned above, don't know where to get them around my place.

      Cheers

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    2. hi katrina, should i come across some weird/ rare spice varieties, will get some for you also.have a nice day

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  18. Saya suka sangat entry tentang hal ini..

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  19. wooo,, thanks for share guys :), its very important

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    1. hi BD nice to know you. thanks ,happy sunday

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  20. Again another wonderful post I am spice fanatic.

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  21. Me encantan las especias son aromáticas y resaltan el sabor de las comida ,las semillas de hinojo es agradable ,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  22. For centuries the spices had been traded and used in our cooking. Can we live without them?

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    1. hi treat and trick, agree with you totally- no spice means no flavor and no aroma. have a nice day

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  23. Hello dear..how are you? It's been a quite some time since I came here. What a brilliant post on spices. Handy ones dear! Thanks for sharing...this page is bookmarked :)

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    1. hi dear, am doing fine. how are you..thanks for appreciating this version of spice rub. have a nice day

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  24. Owh forgot to mention..like you, I too love lemongrass and ginger in my chicken marinade. Ginger is always a must have for me for any dish! :)

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  25. Hi Wan, love this posting....and yes, food would be bland if not for spices, as well, ahemmm, spice is the variety of life.
    Love the pics......always get enlightened dropping by here.
    You can always tell which woman is a good cook when see bottles of spices in her kitchen.....
    Wan, you have a great week, and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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