Spice substitutions – a handy reference chart

021714 soup ingredientsChris’ comments:  I recently needed to find a substitute for sage to use in a recipe.  I came upon this handy reference chart in PDF form and wanted to pass it along.   You can download it here:

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Note that poultry seasoning isn’t the best substitute for sage as it usually contains some sage.  

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Green and Black Cardamon Tea

 

012914 cardamon tea (2)

Total Time:  35 min.
Prep Time:     5 min.
Cook Time:  30 min.

  • 3 cardamom black pods
  • 3 cardamon green pods
  • 4 white peppercorns or black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 slices fresh ginger, quarter slices

Note:  If you don’t have both kinds of cardamon available, you can use either color.

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Masala Powder and Chinese Five Spice Recipes

Chris and I went shopping yesterday so be expecting a new entrée from us soon.

Masala Powder

Recipe from Sobha Vadlamani

Masala spice

Masala Powder

Masala is a South Asian term for a spice mix. A masala can be either a combination of dried (and usually dry-roasted) spices, or a paste (such as vindaloo masala) made from a mixture of spices and other ingredients—often garlic, ginger, onions and chili paste. Masalas are used extensively in Indian cuisine to add spice and flavor. Other South Asian cuisines including Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi, Burmese, and Sri Lankan regularly use spice mixes.

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