I recently got inspired when I was looking at recipes for deep fried chicken wings. You might ask how I got inspired for spices when searching for fried chicken recipes. Well on my search, I came across a recipe from Emeril Lagasse which called for a few tablespoons of Creole spice (Essence) and there was a recipe at the bottom of the chicken recipe for Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Seasoning.
After reading the recipe over, I said to myself… I used to make my own spice mix, why did I stop? It would be so easy to have the spices I use already mixed in the right amounts to the flavor profile I like. In other words, one spice jar instead of many all over the counter while cooking.
So I figured out what I wanted in my “Inspired Spice Mix” and how much I would need of each spice to balance and complement the flavors of each other and the recipe below is what I came up with. My inspired spice mix came out great, first try. I still have to break out the bunch of jars when I’m going for a different flavor but this is very handy to have around for an all around spice for cooking.
Give it a try or get inspired and make your own. Share your inspired spice mix here in the comments section or tell us what you think of LuvMyRecipe’s Inspired Spice mix.
- 3 TBL Garlic Powder
- 1TBL Onion Powder
- 1 TBL Ground Black Pepper (fresh cracked works awesome too)
- 3/4 TBL Sea Salt
- 1/4 TBL Parsley (dried)
- 1/4 TBL Cilantro (dried)
- 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
- 2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Measure spices into a bowl.
- Mix together with a fork or whisk.
- Pour into a 2 spice jars or cover bowl and use bowl for storage.