“All those spices and herbs in your spice rack can do more than provide calorie-free, natural flavourings to enhance and make food delicious. They’re also an incredible source of antioxidants and help rev up your metabolism and improve your health at the same time.” ~ Suzanne Somers
Spices and herbs are the ultimate souls of everything we relish on our dining tables. Therefore, we must celebrate each herb or spice type we come across. When talking about the variety of spices available on the planet Earth, you can’t stop at a few names. Why? Well, every corner of the world contributes to the wide variety of spices available in the market.
Let’s dig into this more and find out about the different types of spices available in the marketplace –
Several food experts and researchers at McCormick evaluate the quality and taste of different spices throughout the world. Later, they telecast the best flavours in their popular show named ‘Flavor Forecast.’ Recently, they showcased the chipotle and pumpkin pie-spice that soon became a new hotshot in the global spice market.
Talking about the latest spice trends they revealed, McCormick and the team have introduced the world to the exotic spice ever, and that’s ‘smoked spices.’ According to them, it is one of the easiest and effortless ways to turn your meals into something tastiest you have ever tried.
The best thing is you can give your favourite food a perfect smoky flavour at home without making your cooking experience look complex. From smoked salt to herbs, different flavours and tastes are available to give your taste buds a much-required change. These intense spices are everything that you have ever wanted, and they will turn your ordinary kitchen into a heated smokehouse in no time.
If you wish your own herbs and spices at home, you will need a cast-iron skillet with a handful of wood chips. Some of the widely popular smoked spices to try include – crushed red pepper, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, cumin, etc. They are top on the list because of their nature and essence, which tenfold your experience.
What to do when you have smoked your spices?
If you finally smoked all the spices and herbs, now comes storing them wisely to preserve their essence and texture. If you store these spices adequately, you happen to enjoy their unique taste and texture for at least 2 months. All you need to do is store the smoked spice containers in cool, dry, and dark places.
Don’t know how to use smoked spices?
Many of you must have heard about smoked spices for the first time. Relax, these are as similar as the regular spices. The only difference is that of taste and slight texture. You can sprinkle some smoked spices on scrambled eggs, fried chicken, or French fries to relish its unique taste.
Takeaway home –
Herbs and spices work as the soul of any dish or cuisine. That’s what makes them essential to be used in everything we eat. There are different sets of spices for everything you cook or love; all you need is to unravel their unique textures and effortlessly blend them with them.
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