Oct 26, 2011
Just like people have different personalities, so do spices. Knowing your way around the spice rack allows you to create unique dishes with lots of flavour.
It's important to choose your spices carefully with a specific goal in mind. Instead of categorizing your spices into regional cuisines, try thinking about them in terms of the qualities you want your dish to have.
Looking for a luxurious dish? Try adding a dash of saffron. Do you want your dish to be lively? Try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper. For warm flavours in a dish, experiment with a mix of allspice, cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg.
And as an added bonus, using spices to flavour your meals allows you to cut back on salt and fat. Just one more reason to spice it up!
Take inspiration from your spice rack and try these delicious recipes: