5 Unsung Spices You Should Really Be Using
Enough with the oregano already
Salt and pepper? Are you trying to put us to sleep? Instead, try using some of the unsung (but totally awesome) spices that are probably just sitting in your spice rack. Here, five of our favorites.
You know you have a package of Hungarian paprika just sitting in your pantry. So reach your hand all the way back and give it some sunlight. The sweet red-pepper flavor will add just enough heat to bland or salty dishes.
Try: Sprinkling a little on top of your mac and cheese.
This guy adds a warm aromatic--almost nutty--taste to curries and soups. And it supposedly stimulates your appetite, so definitely make sure you made enough food.
Try: Mixing in a couple teaspoons to your guacamole recipe.
And while you’ve got the cumin out, why not also mix in the coriander, which plays really well with both curries and ginger, adding a subtle, spicy orange flavor.
Try: Adding some to your carrot-ginger soup.