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WHAT HERBS GO WELL WITH…??

 

 


 

Here is another blog on herbs that go well with MEATS AND FISH.    You will note that many of the same herbs can be used on CHICKEN, TURKEY AND FISH.   Generally, you can mix together ½ to equal amounts of most herbs.

 

If you don’t have ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ect,  use PUMPKIN PIE SPICE.  It has every one of those spices.

If you don’t have ground coriander, ground cumin; ground cardamom; ground ginger; ground turmeric and you need most of these, see if you have a curry mix spice. It again, has every one of those.

 Also, if you don't have dry  or powdered mustard, it is no sin to use the prepared stuff out of the jar.

 

POULTRY SEASONING    ( you can also just use ITALIAN SEASONING, if you don’t have the other ingredients or don’t want to bother mixing them)

A good easy recipe:

2 tbls marjoram

2 tbls savory

1  1/2 tbls Italian seasoning

1 1/2 teas thyme

should make 1/3 cup

Use POULTRY SEASONING FOR CHICKEN, DUCK , TURKEY,  LAMB SHOULDER ,AND BREAST OF VEAL.

 

 

 INDIAN SPICE RUB FOR POULTRY                  (you can also just use                                 curry powder, if you don’t have the   other ingredients)              

 

3 tbls curry powder

3 tbls chili powder

1 1/2 tbls ground allspice

1 1/2 tea ground cinnamon

a single recipe will coat a turkey,

two chickens, two ducks, four Cornish hens, turkey

Store away fr heat and light.  Will keep    for several weeks.

 

RECIPE FOR  INDIAN SPICE RUB FOR TURKEY         (CAN also be used for two    chickens, two ducks, 4 Cornish Hens)                

 

using the recipe for INDIAN SPICE RUB,  rub with your fingers all over the  meat and then refrigerate for 4-6 hours     or longer. Then place on the grill.                                                        

 

Generally speaking, you can use recipes for rubs and those for grilling interchangeably for : grilling, baking and broiling.   Rubs can be used as a marinade or just to rub onto the meat just before grilling or baking.

 

HERB RUBS FOR CHICKEN , LAMB and SEAFOOD :             equal amounts( say 3 tbls of each)  of: tarragon,  oregano ,dill weed, thyme ,rosemary, dry mustard and kosher salt.  Add (2 tbls) of lemon pepper mix pepper w/ lemon zest, and 1 tbls garlic  

 

Another HERB RUB FOR CHICKEN, CORNISH HENS.TURKEY, DUCKS,:

ground cardamom ,  ground ginger,  cracked black pepper, ground turmeric,  ground cumin, ground coriander, ground allspice, ground cloves

 

FOR GRILLING CHICKEN OR TURKEY: oregano, sage, allspice, cumin 

Or try a mixture of: ground coriander,  garam masala,   turmeric,  hot red pepper, grated ginger

Or how about: lemon zest  , and/ or lemon pepper mix, garlic,  parsley, oregano,  marjoram,   rosemary,  mint,  tarragon

For a lemon flavor:    lemon  peel ,  lemon thyme,  lemon verbena,   lemon grass

 

 

FOR BARCECUE SPICE  ON:   RIBS, CHICKEN, BRISKET AND FISH

( INCLUDING FISH FILLET AND STEAKS), DELICIOUS ON SHRIMP

Use any or all : paprika , ground cumin ground coriander ,ground or powdered mustard(there’s nothing saying that you can’t use prepared mustard just as well),red pepper flakes, celery seeds, ground ginger, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground allspice, chili pepper, cayenne pepper, ancho pepper

 

FOR SPARE RIBS AND WINGS:    garlic, five spice powder, red pepper

 

A GOOD HOT, SPICY MARINADE FOR CHICKEN WINGS  or  SPARE RIBS

chipotle pepper,  orange peel,    Mexican oregano,   ground cumin seed,  black peppercorns

 

For a nice  YUCATECAN MARINADE…This marinade will work with chicken breasts, fish such as tuna, swordfish and grouper, or shrimp. It also can act as a base for seviche made with shrimp, bay scallops, or any firm-flesh fish  USE  this for CHICKEN FAJITAS  or  SMOKED TURKEY BREASTS

orange peel ,   lime peel ,    lemon peel ,   chipotle ,  jalapeno pepper,  Mexican oregano ,  garlic,  mix or black peppercorns

 

A GOOD ALL ROUND MILD MARINADE OR TO USE JUST AS A SEASONING ITSELF TO PUT ON ANY SEAFOOD AND ANY TYPE OF CHICKEN OR TURKEY:

Garlic,   onion, mint, basil,  oregano ,black peppercorns,  parsley,  lemon grass,

 

ASIAN MARINADE :  chicken   breasts (3-4 hrs); beef  & pork tenderloin (6-8 hrs);    kabobs (6-8 hrs); flank steak    (overnight).         Marnated   Flank steak   sandwich                                                                                      

Star anise,   five spice powder      grated ginger root      garlic

 

I hope this gives you some good ideas of how to really dress up your meals!  ENJOY!! 

 
 

WHICH HERBS GO WELL WITH FISH

 

I thought that I might share with you a list of what herbs go with what type of fish. I have always found this to be helpful to know just which herbs to use with which fish. I've also included some types of wine and cheese

 

In another few days, I will have a list for meats, game, vegetables and fruits.

 

 

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                FISH FRESHWATER

 

BASS     garlic, onion, marjoram, dill, orange zest, curry powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, sweet Hungarian paprika, lemon zest, ground cumin, chili powder,

 EXTRA: Madeira, dry sherry or sake,

 

 

CATFISH       oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, curry powder, sweet paprika, white pepper, oregano, bay leaf

 EXTRA: Monterrey Jack cheese, rice wine vinegar

 

 

PANFISH (YELLOW PERCH, BLUEGILL, CRAPPIE, BULLHEAD, ROCK BASS, PUMPKINSEED) onion, garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, jalapeno, thyme, ground coriander, sweet paprika

 EXTRA: cheddar cheese

 

 

PERCH          garlic, basil, dill, tarragon, ground cumin

 EXTRA: extra dry vermouth, rice wine vinegar, grated Parmesan cheese

 

 

PICKEREL       onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, coriander, cayenne pepper, ground ginger, lemon

 EXTRA: Parmesan cheese, Monterrey Jack cheese

 

 

PIKE       marjoram, onion (including red onion),garlic, curry powder, lemon/orange peel/zest,  parsley, basil, cumin seeds, cardamom, turmeric, cayenne pepper, cilantro, fresh mint  thyme, oregano, chives

EXTRA: grated Parmesan cheese, red wine vinegar, extra dry vermouth

 

 

 

SALMON ( all Pacific salmon are born in fresh water, run to the sea and then return to their birth streams to spawn)     dill weed, fennel seed ( ground), onion, lemon zest, curry powder, tarragon, ground cumin and cumin seeds, chili powder, parsley, basil, bay leaves, garlic, whole peppercorns, ground coriander, red onion, ground turmeric, thyme

 EXTRA: Japanese rice wine, dry white wine, Madeira wine

 

 

TROUT      onion, red pepper, thyme, garlic, lemon zest, oregano, bay leaves, cayenne pepper, ground turmeric, cilantro, ground cumin, summer savory, pink peppercorns, curry powder, orange zest, shallots, Sweet Hungarian paprika

EXTRA: dry white wine or extra dry vermouth, apple cider vinegar

 

 

 

WALLEYE     onion, orange zest, lime, red pepper flakes, garlic, thyme, oregano, cayenne pepper, curry powder, lemon, basil, parsley, tarragon, rosemary, sage, coriander, cilantro, Vidalia onion, tangerine

 EXTRA: grated provolone cheese, yogurt, anisette, Parmesan cheese, extra dry vermouth or dry white wine

 

WHITE BASS       onion, lime, garlic, basil, marjoram

 EXTRA: yogurt, sour cream, horseradish, good with shrimp, red wine vinegar

 

 

 

 

 

                                   SEAFOOD

 

 

BLUEFISH leeks , chives, garlic, parsley, tarragon, lemon

EXTRA: WINE: Muscadet or California Sauvignon Blanc, Parmesan cheese

 

 

CATFISH lemon zest, garlic, ginger root, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, fennel, thyme, basil, oregano, parsley, chives

EXTRA yogurt

  

EEL parsley, shallot, thyme, sorrel, chervil, tarragon, mint, sage, lemon zest

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

 

FLOUNDER shallots, lemon zest, parsley, garlic, ginger root, cumin, coriander, cayenne

EXTRA: yogurt

 

GROUPER: onion, garlic, ginger root, garam masala, turmeric, cayenne, red pepper, basil

EXTRA: balsamic vinegar, yogurt

 

HADDOCK onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, lemon zest, garlic, ginger root , garam masala, turmeric, cayenne

EXTRA yogurt

 

 

 MACKEREL onion, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano, thyme, paprika, lemon zest

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

MUSSELS: red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime, garlic, ground coriander, parsley, oregano

EXTRA: dry sherry, grated Parmesan

 

OCTOPUS onion, bay leaf, parsley, peppercorns, garlic, paprika, thyme

EXTRA; dry white wine

 

SEA BASS onion, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, parsley, thyme, lemon zest, ginger root

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

 

SHRIMP ginger root, curry powder, celery seed, basil, oregano, thyme, garlic, cayenne and red pepper flakes, parsley, lemon zest, dill

EXTRA: white wine vinegar, dry sherry, feta cheese, yogurt

 

 

SKATE onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, cayenne, parsley

EXTRA dry white wine

 

 

SQUID onion, garlic, parsley, basil, oregano

EXTRA: dry white wine, Parmesan

 

Tilapia     onion, garlic, fennel leaves and bulb, lemon zest, parsley, ginger-root, garam masala, turmeric, basil, cayenne

EXTRA: yogurt, dry white wine

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISH BROTHS, GUMBOS, SOUPS, CHOWDERS:

 

FISH BROTHS thyme, parsley, whole cloves, black peppercorns

EXTRA: dry white wine

 

 

GUMBOS: onion, garlic, jalapeno, bay leaf, fish broth, thyme, cilantro, parsley

 

 

SOUPS & CHOWDERS: basil, thyme, oregano, parsley, garlic, onion, jalapeno, curry powder, cumin

EXTRA: dry sherry, dry white wine , balsamic vinegar

 

 

 
 
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