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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spice Cabinet

The jar of Old Bay is required for all Marylanders. I think it's a law or something. The hot sauce is used fairly often. I use whatever-- Crystal, Frank's, Texas Pete, etc. Anything but Tabasco, which is too hot and has a distinctive taste. Cayenne pepper sauces are better.

The Pumpkin Pie spice isn't used much; I think it's cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. The Italian seasoning is oregano, basil, rosemary, parsley, and garlic. It goes in tomato sauces. The unlabeled jar is oregano; it and the minced garlic go into tomato sauces, too.

The paprika gets used fairly often; it's a part of the perfect tuna fish salad recipe. The pepper's been getting used more lately, and the salt is a mainstay. Too much salt in the diet? Impossible.

That's it. Anything missing? It's probably not needed. Mostly just a dash of hot sauce or a bit of paprika is all that's required.

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