Herb Spice Blends
Herb spice blends combine several flavors as a composer would summon notes
for a symphony. Just like in any masterpiece, the ingredients sometimes don't
seem right together, but when the proper amounts are mixed together an explosion
of taste is created that is a marvel to the connoisseur.
The herb spice blends become valued possessions, many internet sites will
sell you the blend so you can use it in your meals, but the formula is kept a
secret. A good blend will bring out flavors in the rest of the food that were
not present before. Some herbs make you feel better, provide a fresh taste or
help in the digestion of the meal. They can be used in pork, chicken, shrimp,
Salty and sour, bitter and sweet are balanced so precisely, the taste is
superb. Some blends for example combine star anise, fennel, cloves, cinnamon and
pepper. The amount that actually goes into the meal sometimes is very small, as
the tastes are very concentrated. Some blends are added when the food is still
raw, others while they are being cooked or when they are about to be served.
There are many herbs that are used in the blend, spice like anise, basil,
cinnamon, cloves, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, Marjoram, Mustard seed,
Oregano, Paprika, chili peppers, rosemary, saffron, sage, tarragon and onion
just to name a few are the main ingredients in the blends.
The ingredients are usually grinned very well and combined, if some herb
spice blend is left over, you can store it in a cool, dry place. The finer the
grind the smoother the combination in flavor will be.
To make a seasoning you need garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, ground
cumin, paprika as well as black pepper. This is a sample of the many tastes and
different qualities of the herbs that are used. The ingredients might not taste
the same by themselves as they do once combined, that's why making blends is a
very exiting experience, as you can discover great tastes that can be used for a
certain meal. Another good thing about making blends yourself is that you can
add or dismiss ingredients that you don't think are healthy.
If you decide to purchase herb spice blends buy the smallest bottles, you
will find out that every time you finally decide to use the blends they are in
the back on the drawer and usually are already too old to be used. Many blends
are very specialized, and can only be used when you do shrimps a special way or
when you cook a very special meal, because this occasions are months apart, the
herb gets old.