This robust blend is a blank canvas, just screaming for flavor fusion. Greek Spice, or Grecque, is a gentle and tasty, highly aromatic, seasoning blend for Mediterranean luvin’ flavor. It is versatile and easy to use. Greek need only be paired with olive oil.
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Non-Irradiated ★ Small Batch Blended ★ Freshness Dated
★ Good up to 1 year after opening, but even better if used within 6 months.
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“Cajun” refers to the rustic cuisine of rural Louisiana that was developed by displaced French Canadians during their expulsion from British rule in the 1750's. Cajun food is characterized by simple French & Mediterranean style, one pot style dishes.
❖ Taste and Aroma Profile
This delicious blend has a bit of mild spiciness with just a bit of temperate heat that delights the palate, balanced with the aromatics of fragrant coriander, onion and garlic and the tastes of hearty oregano, sweet paprika and floral thyme.
❖ How to Enjoy it
We’ve combined a link with the old world herbs & spices of Greek oregano, delicate thyme and cumin with the new world spices of Hungarian paprika, fragrant coriander, cayenne pepper, bold Tellicherry black pepper, dehydrated organic garlic powder, minced onion, and pristine Himalayan pink crystal sea salt (Gourmet food grade), resulting in a perfectly balanced blend-with-a-kick.
❖ Recipe: Apricot Glazed Bacon Wrapped Cajun Pork Tenderloin
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Non-Irradiated ★ Small Batch Blended
Freshness Dated ★ Best if used within 1 year of opening
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This tasty spice blend, full of the flavors of the sunny Mediterranean, is the perfect companion to fresh crusty bread and extra virgin olive oil for an unforgettable bite packed with flavor.
To make a remarkable olive oil seasoning dip, mix 2 tablespoons Classic OLIVE OIL BREAD DIPPING Seasoning with ½ cup of your favorite extra virgin olive oil. Quick Tip: For best flavor gently heat oil with bread dipper for 30-60 seconds in microwave or on the stove top. You can of course easily adjust this with more or less seasoning to suite the tastes of your friends and family. We like to mix this and let it set for about 30 minutes prior to using as that allows the seasonings to fully marry with the olive oil. Serve hunks of crusty french bread around little ramekins of this signature blend paired with a top notch olive oil and watch it disappear!
For a tasty vinegar and oil salad dressing, mix 2 tablespoons Olive Oil Dipping Seasoning with 2/3 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup vinegar, let stand for at least 15 minutes.
This blend is quite versatile, and it makes a great marinade, using the dressing recipe from above, for chicken, pork or fish. Classic Olive Oil Dipping Seasoning can also be used as a dry rub for steaks, lamb or pork chops. It's delicious as a seasoning for breading or a topping for macaroni and cheese, or mixing some in with breadcrumbs for meatballs, or into sour cream for a quick potato chip dip or on your breadsticks just before they go in the oven. Also into salads, casserole, bread, pizza dough, pasta. A pinch of this blend is also great sprinkled on baked chicken, or french fries, or popcorn.
Ingredients: Hand mixed from rosemary, dried lemon peel, chives, roasted minced onion, Mediterranean oregano, parsley and Himalayan pink sea salt.
Herbes de Provence is a tour of delicate flavors. This classic blend from the South of France for country cooking, also known as Provençal herbs, is floral, flavorful, fruity & fresh.
There are as many mixtures of Herbes de Provence as there are ways to use it. Ours is a purist mixture, with a very unique and delicious flavor from a special combination of hand-blended (mixed together, but not ground) thyme, basil, summer savory, oregano, and rosemary, with a hint of marjoram, that represents the bounty and fragrance of the region. And it makes everything taste heavenly.
Herbes de Provence is used to add the flavor of the French countryside with ease and simplicity instead of using individual herbs. These herbs are commonly used as a dry rub to season grilled and roasted meats and as a seasoning in roasted chicken, baked fish and seafood, as well as in soups, gravies and stews, and vegetable dishes.
❖ How to Enjoy it
→ Use this charming blend/mélange to sprinkle over fresh goat cheese drizzled with Saratoga extra-virgin olive oil, to rub densely over a leg of lamb or pork chops, and to season oven-roasted vegetables of all kinds.
→ Herbes de Provence makes a terrific flavorful addition to omelettes, roasted chicken or turkey, all kind of meats: beef, veal, pork, lamb, & for all kind of fish or sea-food, marinades, sauces, salads, soups, fried vegetables and vegetable stews as well.
→ Apply before grilling or baking to kabobs, and white fish.
→ Add it to a vinaigrette and drizzle it over a fresh green salad to give them a holiday fragrance.
→ Blend it with yogurt and garlic for a flavorful lamb marinade. Add a dash to the filling of a savory tart or quiche, or pizza as well.
→ Combining this lovely herb blend with a top-grade olive oil makes a lovely dipping sauce for fresh bread, and it will always complement your meal well when your entrée also contains Herbes de Provence.
→ Our special blend of aromatic herbs may also be used in olive oil when cooking all kind of vegetables. Use this blend with any Italian recipe. In fact, use it anytime you want a taste of sunny French Provence.
❖ Ingredients: thyme, basil, summer savory, oregano, rosemary & marjoram.
Did you know… Marjoram (an herb in the oregano family) was referred to as the “Joy of the Mountains” by the Greeks and celebrated throughout the Mediterranean for its flavor, fragrance and medicinal values. If wild marjoram grew on a grave, it was thought to bring happiness to the departed. Both the Greeks and Romans adorned young couples with a marjoram crown and in ancient Egypt, the herb was offered upon altars to the Egyptian deities.
This mouthwatering smoky garlic dip mix is delicious with potato chips, pretzels and vegetables. It also makes a wonderful, creamy salad dressing.
Use to season breadsticks, focaccia, mushroom stuffings or stir fries. Toss in with green salads or side salads (like chicken, potato or tofu), add to casseroles, meat gravies, soups or stews. Use with a little olive oil to create a wet rub for chicken, fish, seafood. Shake on buttered or steamed vegetables (especially green beans and potatoes). You will also find it a great way to spice up your burgers, salads, pizza and pasta as well. This blend is easy to love!
To make a quick salad dressing mix 2 tablespoons of Roasted Garlic seasoning with 2/3 cups of olive oil and 1/3 cup of either red wine or balsamic vinegar.
The flavor profile of our extra-flavorful Roasted Garlic & Herbs seasoning is a delightful balance of red bell pepper and roasted garlic flakes with the delightful undertones provided by rosemary, thyme, sun-dried tomato, savory, oregano, and Himalayan sea salt. Specially made for cooks to inspire extraordinary menus and deliver consistent recipes.
Serve your Tuscan Dip oil with hot Italian bread or warm baguette. Or drizzle over fresh mozzarella and tomato slices for a healthy snack.
❖ What's inside?
A hand blended classic combination of sweet Oregano, crushed Red Pepper, fragrant Rosemary, delicate Marjoram, Parsley, and ancient Himalayan pink crystal sea Salt (Gourmet food grade). We crush the Rosemary before mixing so you won't experience any prickly needles.
Often referred to as the Yemeni parmesan, Z'hug (Yemeni Arabic: سَحاوِق — Sometimes spell it zhoug, skhug, s'chug, sahawiq) adds an unparalleled wonderful complexity of flavor to dinner centerpieces that will blow your mind. Adding Z'hug to a dish makes a big impact on its flavor.
In Yemen, the Middle East and North Africa, Z'hug is an essentially savory simple sauce, something like a cross between a pesto and a salsa verde, but hotter than either and with an intricate flavor profile. It has recently become popular in the United States.
Our product is a dry recreation of the authentic sauce, featuring a meticulously crafted blend of a variety of premium authentic spices. It has many incredibly devoted fans!
❖ What Does Z'hug Taste Like?
Fragrant, intensely savory, spicy, subtle earthy notes, smokey, slightly citrus finish, with a great depth of flavor and bouquet, and enough heat to satisfy chile fans, but not so much that it overwhelms the other flavors and spices. The combination is sheer genius. Everything is dialed in — the scent, the color, the texture, the flavor.
Warning: When you start to enjoy this spice blend, you practically get married!
❖ How Do You Enjoy Z'hug? ....So many ways!
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Though it may seem like a strange time to celebrate venerable Z'hug when so many in Yemen are suffering, many from hunger, I would argue that there is no better time. For so many Yemenites, their signature Z'hug is a potent reminder of who they really are.
A lot of people will tell you that a great steak needs no more flavor than a kiss of flame and a pinch of salt. The truth is that for any steak, whether a great cut or an inexpensive chunk of beef, the right seasoning is key to getting something spectacular. Based on the same idea, Saratoga Steak & Chop® was born.
Zesty, flavorful and complex, our blend is specifically formulated to work perfectly on beef & pork chop, to enhance but not overpower the flavor, and take the kind of intense heat that a steak needs. It has a robust flavor explosion designed for the bolder tastes of steaks and burgers.
We —and some of our friends— have discovered that Saratoga Steak & Chop's charms aren't limited to red meat. Far from it — from enlivening roast potatoes, to spicing up veggies on the BBQ, to making your simple side salad sing, our all natural, small-batch, makes this spice blend an indispensable partner in the kitchen. Don't forget to try it on salmon, pork chops, chicken, hash browns, tater tots, and even French fries. Use it on broccoli, mushrooms, and other grilled or roasted vegetables.
When sprinkled on a steak pre- or post-grilling, the taste of Saratoga Steak & Chop is comparable to a deli favorite: pastrami. Our personal favorite is actually when it's paired with fish — big tuna, swordfish, or mahi-mahi steaks left overnight in a simple marinade of extra-virgin olive oil and our Saratoga Steak & Chop, then seared quickly on the grill outside or in a cast iron pan on the stove top.
The best method to use our blend for seasoning a steak is, first, bring your steak to room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes. Then, pat the meat dry with a paper towel and apply the spice rub generously (lightly or more to your taste) immediately before cooking (what the meat holds is the amount needed). Let the steak sit with the rub on at room temperature for 30 minutes. This will allow the flavors to absorb and the meat to rise in temperature. You don't want it on in advance as the salt will draw water out of the meat. This well-rounded rub will provide a nice crust while bringing out the natural flavors of the meat.
To use Saratoga Steak & Chop in a marinade, add ½ teaspoon of the mix to ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup water, and 2 tablespoons vinegar. Marinate the steak for 15 minutes or more in a plastic bag in the refrigerator before grilling. Be sure that you dispose of the marinade that has been in contact with the raw meat. Make fresh marinade if you wish to use it as a baste or sauce.
Ingredients: This robust seasoning features Hungarian Paprika, Tellicherry black Pepper, Garlic, Onion, roasted red Bell Pepper, black Mustard seed, Coriander, hot Pepper flakes, Rosemary, Thyme, Cardamom seeds, Dill seeds, and Himalayan pink sea Salt.
Shichimi Togarashi (literally, “seven flavor chile pepper”) is probably one of the most interesting & vibrant spice blends that we keep on hand in our kitchen.
Its a very exotic zesty Japanese —that dates back to the 17th century in Tokyo— salt-free mix of hot and cool flavors from chile and sesame seeds to seaweed and citrus, that tickle the tongue and add aromatic and complex, bold flavors to dishes. Add it to any sort of savory dish and it will pleasantly surprise you!
❖ Flavor profile
Abruptly spicy. Somewhat sour. Quite nutty. A tad salty. Absolutely delicious!
The aroma is of the dried tangerine peel, with a hint of nori (a type of seaweed often used for sushi, which has a nutty, sweet-salty flavor).
This has a bit of a quick hitting heat that fades quickly, but is also complex and savory with hints of citrus and earthiness.
Shichimi Togarashi: Fun to say it, more fun to eat it.
❖ How to enjoy it
Shichimi Togarashi is carefully handcrafted on a foundation of red Chiles, dried Orange peel, Sansho pepper, toasted Sesame seeds (white and black), toasted Nori flakes (seaweed), and Poppy seeds.
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❖ Chinese Five-Spice is an extraordinary and robust, sweet and spicy mélange of powerfully scented spices that brings hot, crispy, numbing & deliciously savory flavor to dishes. Traditionally used all across Asia and Hawaii, it is named not after the number of ingredients in it, but after the five flavors profile. It's meant to be a seasoning that touches on what the Chinese consider the five principal tastes which has a long and rich history in Chinese food culture. The five flavors are sweet, sour, salty, bitter and piquant (or spicy). The combination of these flavors is thought to create balance: Chinese Five-Spice engages the whole palate with all five flavors in perfect measure.
At the heart of Chinese-Five Spice is Szechuan pepper (花椒 - Huā Jiāo), an ancient spice that has been cultivated in China for thousands of years that is responsible for the unique tongue-tingling sensation.
❖ Using at Home
You can use Five-Spice blend in many different ways including adding it to stew meat or poultry, making it part of a marinade and meat sauces, as a spice rub (with a bit of sea salt) when roasting foods, and as a seasoning in the breading for fried foods. Try it in baking, for spice cakes, muffins or cookies.
Here are some other ideas:
The Highly aromatic spices included here are the most commonly used in Chinese Five-Spice. Our hand mixed blend combines the sweet tones of Star Anise with the bite of spicy Szechuan pepper, and the sweetness of Cinnamon and Cloves. Finely ground Fennel seeds and Coriander seeds balance and unite the flavors. Those are the only ingredients, yet the balanced synergy of this pungent mix, carefully blended, offers a bouquet of traditional Chinese flavors.
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❖ Dukkah [doo-kah] is a savory crunchy specialty with a distinctly nutty taste, a wonderfully fragrant combination of roasted nuts and seeds, that is all about savouriness and adding easy rich flavor to the simplest and plainest of foods, but also with endless culinary possibilities.
Dukkah combines exotic toasted spices, hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, and dried herbs with sea salt and sesame seeds for a deeply satisfying flavor and texture. It shares a few of the same components as Za'atar, such as thyme and sesame seeds. Dukkah can be enjoyed from snacking to cooking, adding instant smoky, wonderful nutty flavor & crunch to whatever you sprinkle it on.
❖ Flavor profile
Earthy and fragrant with a very subtleness that hits the back of the throat. You’ll also find hints of tangy, nutty and just a bit of saltiness. Lacks heat because it lacks any chiles. Dukkah is surprisingly addictive and can quickly found a way into your heart.
❖ Here are just a few ways you can rock the Dukkah:
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❖ What exactly is Za'atar?
Za'atar (pronounced "Zah-tar") is a common traditional versatile everyday spice blend found throughout the Middle East. Besides a spice blend, a wild herb, a dip, a condiment, and a snacking equivalent of popcorn, it's an ancient cultural icon.
The blend is diverse in its applications because it balances the earthiness of French Thyme—which lend woodsy accents, the nuttiness of slow-toasted Sesame Seed, and the tartness of Sumac Berry, who provides an acidic lift, a superb substitute for lemon juice. We recommend using our Za’atar on meats and vegetables, but don't underestimate its ability to become a tasty addition to flatbread, when mixed with olive oil.
We blend hand-rubbed and then freshly ground French Thyme, add toasted Sesame Seed, pungent Sumac Berry, Turkish Oregano, and delicate Marjoram. A slight pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt seals together all the flavors, producing an earthy blend with strong tart and nutty notes.
❖ Simple ideas with Za'atar
—Za'atar is most frequently used as a table condiment, dusted on food on its own, or stirred into some olive oil as a dip for soft, plush flatbreads. That spread is often applied to the bread before baking, which lends incredible depth of flavor to the herbs and sesame seeds.
—drizzle goat cheese or feta w EVOO & sprinkle za'atar on top
—make a vinaigrette w olive oil, balsamic, and za'atar, allow to infuse for at least 30 minutes. Use on salads or veggies.
—grind Za'atar in a spice grinder and fold it into aioli
—sprinkle over sliced ripe tomatoes and cucumbers; garnish with lemon basil
—sprinkle on fried eggs or deviled eggs.
—mix into savory yogurt for a simple treat that will have you transported to the Mediterranean in no time.
—sprinkled on pizza or in shakshuka.
—sprinkle on vegetables, salads, meatballs or kebabs.
—dunk some bread (such as pita) in flavorful olive oil and then dip the oil soaked bread in the Za'atar. Have a side of olives, finish with thick rich arabic coffee or mint tea.
—sprinkle Za'atar over plain yogurt and drizzle with olive oil, and you've got a terrific dip.
—tossed with olive oil and carrots and kale and then roasted.
—Za'atar also makes a superb dry rub for roast chicken or lamb, as well as on firm or starchy vegetables like cauliflower or potatoes.
—add some to your next batch of lemon cookies—lemon, thyme, and sesame are a trio on par with tomato, basil, and mozzarella, perfect in sweet and savory foods.
—some people eat za'atar as-is, out of hand, and it's strangely addicting. When paired with popcorn, even more so.
—You'll be hard-pressed to meet a savory food that doesn't benefit from some Za'atar love.
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