Four Ethnic Blends
Moroccan cuisine has a savory flavor developed with a wide variety of different seasonings. Choosing Tan-Tan custom blended spices can save you money while you experiment. You'll want to find a mix that has as many of these different spices as possible: Hungarian paprika, cumin, cardamom, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, ginger, fenugreek, anise, dry mustard and mace. So you can have the flavor you want, you can also add black pepper, dried parsley, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Typically Moroccan dishes use a variety of cinnamon products including Saigon and Ceylon cinnamon.
Using mole to create unique Latin style sauces is quite easy with gourmet spice blends that incorporate crushed ground chilies and other spices that add a chocolate-like undertone. This adds a spark and zest to any dish, but works well in spicy beef chili and similar stews.
Pinchito from Southern Spain:
Anise is a flavoring similar to those used in Moroccan dishes and is used in many, many Spanish dishes as well. Making a marinade with some wine adds a burst of flavor to meats--lamb and pork are good choices for grilling on an open flame.
This Mediterranean flavor sensation can be used at the table to add some additional interest to your food. It is often used with olive oil as a bread dip or it can be made into a paste for spreading. Your guests will swoon at the wonderful aroma and flavor of your fish. There are many, many varieties of Za'atar so you can try a variety of blends until you find the one that is most appetizing for you.
Custom blended spices are a fantastic way to expand your library of favorite recipes. There is no right or wrong way to try fusion cooking. Take the time to experiment and explore and you'll be amazed at how much you enjoy the experiences.