Spices you cannot live without

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  1. Le Chef

    Le Chef Well-Known Member Donor

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    For me, it's cinnamon and nutmeg. If I could only have one, it would be nutmeg.

    I grew up in Louisiana, and the combo of the two appears in lots of dishes, including desserts, sweet potato and squash casseroles.
     
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    Oregano and basil.
     
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    I grow all of my main go-tos. Nothing like going outside to get some fresh herbs to add to the meal; especially soups & roasts.


    Basil
    Oregano
    Thyme
    Sage
    Parsley
    Rosemary

    (Yes, I've got the whole song, plus.)

    I have to harvest the basil all the time, or it gets too big. It nets about a tablespoon of dried basil/week, plus all the fresh I could possibly use.
     
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    Dill

    I can live without it, but its pretty much the only spice I use. Also occassionally garlic powder.
     
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    smoked paprika
     
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    Curious Always Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    How are they different? I don't use paprika much, mostly to make garlic bread look pretty :) Also, deviled eggs.
     
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    Has a strong smokey flavour. Great for browning off gratins, lasagne etc.
     
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    Curious Always Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    So, basically the same reason I use it for garlic bread?
     
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    Yes but with added smokey flavour.
    I'd say that after curry spices I use paprika the most.
     
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    If I had to choose just one spice, I'd choose Adobo seasoning (primarily garlic, but with salt and pepper as well). If I had to choose a second, I'd add Cajun seasoned salt (Tony Cachere's or Zatarain's).

    Basically, I like salt, garlic, pepper, oregano, basil, and hot peppers. Also cumin and chinese 5-seasoning mix.
     
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    Everything in my Spice Cabinet or it would not be there.
     
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    Allspice and paprika.
     

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