} Day 10: Spice Mixes

spice mix giftI love cooking, and like anyone who does, I enjoy trying new recipes and learning new kitchen secrets! For the chefs in your life, here are some of my favorite spice mix recipes you can mix up and give as a unique, affordable gift!

Guacamole Mix:

Mix with 2 avocados, 1 tbsp of mix, 1 tbsp fresh garlic, 1 tsp fresh lime juice

  • 3 tbsp of kosher salt or sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of onion powder
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp of ground cumin
  • 2 tsp of cayenne pepper (or more if you want it more spicy)

 

Montreal Steak Spice Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried garlic flakes
  • 1.5 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoons dill seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoons red chili flakes

 

Chili Spice Mix:

  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp dried oregano leaves
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  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper or chipotle chili powder (add more if you like spicy chili)

 

Gyro Spice Mix:

Add 2 tbsp oil to the meat. Using a fork (or your hands) toss it around until all the meat is lightly coated. Add 2 heaping tbsp of spice mix and repeat. Add quarters or slices of 2 lemons. Cover with foil and let it marinade for at least 30 minutes. Heat up a skillet and brown the meat. This only takes a minute or so over high heat. Serve on pita bread with crunchy, juicy slices of red bell pepper, thinly sliced red onion, and Tzatziki sauce. (See separate recipe)

  • 1/2 tsp salt (or Lawry’s Seasoned Salt)
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Taco Seasoning Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

 

Fajita Seasoning Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

 

Fuddruckers Burger Seasoning Mix:

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

 

Visit these great websites for other spice mix ideas!

http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/diy-spice-round-up-9-make-your-own-spice-recipes/
http://www.illistyle.com/food/20-spice-mix-recipes/
http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/gyros-101