What Spices Go with What Meat?
A perfectly seasoned entree typically plays the starring role in an unforgettable meal. Achieving masterful balance is not always as easy as we'd like (or as you see on one of your favorite cooking shows). We hear from aspiring cooks all the time - from the novice to even those with quite a bit of experienced that they just aren't sure what are the best or most complimentary spices are for meat. We know it can be downright challenging to remember which herbs and spices work well with different meats and egg foods.
Maybe you've finally dug out that cookbook you bought last year or you've been inspired by a great looking recipe you pinned on Pintrest in your quest to battle your boring dinner rut. But how often are you knee deep into preparing a meal from one of these great looking recipes and you can't find a critical spice or herb that the recipe calls for?
This comprehensive list of complementary spices can serve as a handy resource for making a shopping list for your spice cabinet or having on hand to use in a pinch. You can also experiment with various combination of the complimentary spices that you enjoy most to enhance the flavor of the meat for which it is recommended.
Beef - Basil, Bay Leaf, Black
Pepper, Cayenne, Cumin, Curry
Mustard Powder, Garlic, Green Pepper,
Lemongrass, Onion, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
Fish - Bay Leaf, Cayenne, Curry
Powder, Celery Seed, Chives, Dill, Fennel, Lemongrass,
Lemon Zest, Marjoram,
Mustard Powder, Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Red
Pepper, Saffron, Sage, Sesame Seed, Tarragon, Thyme, Turmeric
Lamb- Basil, Cinnamon, Cumin, Curry
Powder, Garlic, Marjoram,
Mint, Onion, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Sesame Seed, Thyme
Poultry - Basil, Bay Leaf, Cilantro, Cinnamon, Curry
Powder, Garlic, Lemongrass,
Mace, Marjoram, Mint, Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Saffron, Savory, Tarragon, Thyme
Pork - Allspice, Caraway, Celery Seed,
Cloves, Coriander, Fennel, Ginger, Juniper Berries, Dry
Mustard Powder, Paprika, Sage, Savory
Veal - Bay Leaf, Black
Powder, Dill, Ginger, Lemon, Marjoram,
Mint, Oregano, Paprika, Parsley, Saffron, Sage, Tarragon
Eggs - Basil, Chives, Curry
Mustard Powder, Green or Red Pepper, Onion, Paprika, Parsley, Tarragon
Cheese - Chives, Nutmeg, Oregano, Red
Pepper, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme
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