Love cooking with Tastefully Simple seasonings? Not sure where to start? Or ready to choose a couple new ones for your cupboard?
Here are a few handy tips and hints to keep in mind:
How to Mix, Match & Make the Most of Your Spices
- What Goes with Everything?
Ok, this might seem like an exaggeration. But some seasonings are so versatile that they go with virtually any dish. My all-time favorite: Garlic Pepper Seasoning.
Roasted vegetables. Grilled meats. Scrambled eggs. Soups. Pastas. Salads. You name it. Keep it handy on your stovetop, and use it in place of black pepper in almost anything. (Seriously, my husband always asks, "How do you cook everything better than I do?" This is my secret. Don’t tell him.)
For everyday cooking, also try: Salt & Peppercorn Seasoning, Seasoned Salt, Garlic Garlic™ Seasoning or Onion Onion™ Seasoning.
- What Goes with Seafood?
With its bright and sunny flavors, Citrus Herb Seasoning beautifully complements fish and shrimp. And did you know that you can use a Grinder Top to create a finer grind with any TS seasoning? (It fits on every jar!)
Also try: Shallot Tarragon Compound Butter Mix + shrimp (it's amazing!) or Spinach & Herb Seasoning + salmon.
- What Goes with Chicken?
Many of Tastefully Simple's seasonings are delicious with poultry. In fact, you can mix and match them, too.
For perfectly seasoned chicken, try our crazy-popular Make & Freeze "Magic" Chicken recipe. It's a wonderful substitute for rotisserie chicken, and since you keep it in perfectly portioned bags in the freezer, it's always ready to add to all kinds of everyday meals. Also try: Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix.
- What Goes with Turkey?
Wait … it's pretty similar to chicken, right? Right. But since turkey is typically slow-roasted, using aromatic herbs (especially rosemary) will taste – and smell – divine. Grab some Rustic Herb Seasoning. You won't regret it.
- What Goes with Beef?
No surprise, but Ultimate Steak™ Seasoning is absolutely fantastic for steaks and burgers. You can also try: Fiesta Party Seasoning + ground beef for Mexican dishes and Shallot Tarragon Compound Butter Mix + steak.
- What Goes with Pork?
Pork always pairs well with sweet and savory seasonings and sauces. Obviously, Brown Sugar & Maple Bacon Seasoning is heavenly sprinkled on bacon, but it’s a delicious rub for chops, pork loin and ham, too! Also try: Seasoned Salt + chops.
- What Goes with Veggies?
It depends on the veggies! Like I mentioned earlier, I use Garlic Pepper Seasoning every day on virtually everything – including asparagus, broccoli, green beans and sweet bell peppers – with kosher salt and a splash of fresh lemon juice. But here are a couple of my other favorite pairings for starchier picks: Grilled corn + Seasoned Salt, Potatoes + Spinach & Herb Seasoning or Malted Vinegar French Fry Seasoning and sweet potatoes, carrots or squash + Brown Sugar & Maple Bacon Seasoning.
- What Goes with Pasta?
If you love Italian food, don't worry – you have plenty of great choices for pastas and garlic bread, too! Try these options: Mama Mia™ Marinara Sauce Mix, Dried Tomato & Garlic Pesto Mix or Italian Garlic Seasoning.
What are YOUR top picks? Tell us about your best-kept cooking secret or your favorite ways to mix and match spices. We’d love to hear your tips and ideas!