What goes with what?
That’s the question! In our previous article
we discussed some of the most common types of food and their best herb pairings. Well, hold on, guys, as there’s more to come.
Before you start cooking, you should check whether the herbs and spices are still suitable. But how?
Well, the first (and most important!) sign is the smell
. Make sure that when you open the spice jar you’ll feel the specific aroma of that particular spice.
OK, without further ado, let’s see what we can learn from today’s post:
Some people say that “Fish, to taste right, must swim three times – in water, in butter and in wine.”
However, the cooking method is all your choice. What about the appropriate spices? Anise, basil, red pepper, onion, curry, fennel, garlic, sage, thyme, tarragon, oregano – all these would be perfect for a cooked fish.
Whoever is brave enough to go in the kitchen knows that lamb is a specific meat
to cook. If you’re looking for an advice about the best herbs and spices, we would suggest basil, bay leaves, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, peppermint, mustard, parsley, rosemary and thyme. The choice is yours!
Who doesn’t like potatoes?! They are quite universal as they go well with basil, poppy-seeds, parsley, black and red pepper, rosemary, coriander, onions, celery and lots of others.
You won’t make a mistake if you choose to season your soup with star anise
, for example. Other spices that may be good are sage, savory, basil, chili, cumin, fennel and garlic (of course!). However, it all depends on the soup, right?
What’s tomato’s best friend
? It goes without saying – basil. Of course, you can also use chili, curry, fennel, ginger, lemon balm, oregano, thyme and many more.
- Salad dressings
There are thousands of salad dressings but some of the most popular herbs and spices for them are oregano, horse-radish, lemon zest, mustard, rosemary, sumac, garlic, onion, thyme. Not all at once, of course!
When it comes to sweets we would suggest you use allspice, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, orange or lemon zest, anise, ginger or peppermint. All these have such intense flavors
that you’ll definitely surprise the family!
Which types of herbs and spices do you often turn to? Share with us in the comments!
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