American Herb & Spice Mixes
apple pie spice To make your own: 4 parts cinnamon + 2 parts nutmeg + 1 part cardamom, all ground Cajun spice mix = Cajun seasoning mix To make your own: See the Cajun Spice Mix posting on RecipeSource.com. Substitutes: creole spice mix celery salt Substitutes: ground celery seed + salt OR ground celery seed OR Beau Monde seasoning OR Bon Appetit seasoning chili powder To make your own: See the Chili Powder recipe posted on SOAR. Substitutes: chili seasoning (not as hot) OR paprika Notes: Don't confuse chili powder, a spice blend, with chile powder, a close relative of cayenne.
chili seasoning Substitutes: 2 parts chili powder + 1 part paprika OR chili powder
crab boil = shrimp spice To make your own: Tie the following spices in a muslin bag or in cheesecloth: 3 bay leaves, a small piece of dried ginger, and 1 teaspoon each of black peppercorns, mustard seeds, dill seeds, coriander seeds, whole cloves, and whole allspice. (Recipe taken from Polly Clingerman's excellent Kitchen Companion. Please see my sources.) Substitutes: Old Bay Seasoning OR pickling spice Links: See the recipe for Crab Boil & Fish Seasoning (American) posted on RecipeSource.com.
creole spice mix = creole seasoning mix Substitutes: Cajun spice mix
lemon pepper Substitutes: Combine lemon zest, black pepper, and a bit of salt.
Old Bay seasoning Notes: This is a mixture that combines celery seed, black pepper, salt, paprika, mustard seed, red pepper, bay leaves, cloves, allspice, ginger, mace, cardamom, and cinnamon. To make your own: See the recipe for Old Bay seasoning posted on RecipeSource.com.
onion salt Substitutes: salt + onion OR Beau Monde seasoning
onion soup mix To make your own: A 1 3/8 ounce package = 1/4 C instant minced onion + 2 tablespoons bouillon + 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (In uncooked recipes, refrigerate a little longer than usual. Recipe from the Cookbooks On/Line Recipe Database)
pickling spice To make your own: Combine 1/4 C each mustard seeds, dill seeds, and coriander seeds, 2 tablespoons each crushed chili peppers and bay leaves, and 1 tablespoon each celery seeds and white peppercorns. (Adapted from a recipe in Polly Clingerman's excellent Kitchen Companion. Please see my sources.)
pizza spice = pizza pepper Substitutes: Italian seasoning
poultry seasoning To make your own: Combine equal parts dried sage, thyme, and marjoram or oregano. pumpkin pie spice To make your own: Combine 4 parts cinnamon + 2 parts ginger + 1 part allspice + 1 part nutmeg, all ground OR equal parts cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, mace, and cloves, all ground
seasoned salt To make your own: Combine 1 C salt, 2 1/2 teaspoons paprika, 2 teaspoons dry mustard, 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. (Recipe taken from Polly Clingerman's excellent Kitchen Companion. Please see my sources.)
Spike Substitutes: seasoned salt OR parsley OR herbs
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