1. Post #41
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    Dennab
    August 2008
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    I love fresh parsley, oregano, and sweet basil. I also tend to use Mrs. Dash seasoning (no msg), fresh garlic, etc.

    My personal favourite seasoning is white pepper. I don't know why, I just love it.

  2. Post #42
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    May 2010
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    Lately i've been using this mixture.
    I don't really have a definite amount for anything
    It's great on Steak and Chicken. Hell, it's probably pretty tasty on most things.
    1/3 of your mix will be a 50-50 ratio of Kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
    Then, you want a pretty even mix of cumin and garlic powder. Then add a pinch of a cinnamon, and sprinkle some red-pepper flakes in for a little heat.
    Sprinkle some of that on your steaks or chicken and grill that shit up.

  3. Post #43
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    Lately i've been using this mixture.
    I don't really have a definite amount for anything
    It's great on Steak and Chicken. Hell, it's probably pretty tasty on most things.
    1/3 of your mix will be a 50-50 ratio of Kosher salt, and fresh ground black pepper.
    Then, you want a pretty even mix of cumin and garlic powder. Then add a pinch of a cinnamon, and sprinkle some red-pepper flakes in for a little heat.
    Sprinkle some of that on your steaks or chicken and grill that shit up.
    I never find garlic powder is a decent substitute to the real thing, garlic lasts for weeks so even if you use it very slowly it won't go off.
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  4. Post #44
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    I never find garlic powder is a decent substitute to the real thing, garlic lasts for weeks so even if you use it very slowly it won't go off.
    No doubt, this is more of a spice mix that i just keep around in the pantry to toss on steak or chicken if i'm feeling like making something but don't want to run to the store and grab garlic if i'm out.
    My favorite steak is still just rubbing it with olive oil, dicing up some garlic, and rubbing the steak down with garlic, then throwing some salt and pepper on it.

  5. Post #45
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    Putting a very small amount of lemon on a steak a few hours before cooking can make a cheap steak very tender. Obviously don't do it to good steaks but nameless steaks or rump steaks really benefit.

    Oh and always griddle and then oven cook to perfection.

  6. Post #46
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    I never find garlic powder is a decent substitute to the real thing, garlic lasts for weeks so even if you use it very slowly it won't go off.
    Garlic powder is just fine, garlic salt isn't.
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  7. Post #47
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    but it's all dried and... lacking in strength of flavour. like random said, real garlic keeps for so long, i don't understand why people wouldn't use the real stuff. especially when you put it in the crusher and all the lovely juice comes out, you just don't get that with the powder/dried.
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  8. Post #48
    Dennab
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    Cayenne's the best. I eat literally everything with it.
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    but it's all dried and... lacking in strength of flavour. like random said, real garlic keeps for so long, i don't understand why people wouldn't use the real stuff. especially when you put it in the crusher and all the lovely juice comes out, you just don't get that with the powder/dried.
    I could never get on with a garlic press, kept finding that too much of the garlic didn't go through the press, much prefer dicing it myself. Takes slightly longer but I don't mind spending a while cooking.

    Best way to do it is crush it with the side of a knife (pressing your palm down onto the side of the knife), put a bit of salt on it and then just cut it like you would do herbs. Takes about 30 seconds.

  10. Post #50
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    Cayenne's the best. I eat literally everything with it.
    Yeah pretty much this, I really like to put this on anything with cheddar. Brings the flavor out imo.

    I also like putting garlic and oregano on my steak, never really tried the lemon on the steak thing though.

    I have to try that as I really love lemons and steaks.

  11. Post #51
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    i use a fairly small knife when chopping so i can't really crush it too easily, plus you don't get as much juice from it. also my press is pretty efficient and what does get left (seems like a skin) i just chop and throw in the pan anyway.
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    Yeah pretty much this, I really like to put this on anything with cheddar. Brings the flavor out imo.

    I also like putting garlic and oregano on my steak, never really tried the lemon on the steak thing though.

    I have to try that as I really love lemons and steaks.
    The lemon isn't to flavour, the acidity of the lemon breaks down the bonds in the steak making it more tender.

    Edited:

    i use a fairly small knife when chopping so i can't really crush it too easily, plus you don't get as much juice from it. also my press is pretty efficient and what does get left (seems like a skin) i just chop and throw in the pan anyway.
    I have to use a large, very sharp knife, find you have more control with it as well as cutting more easily. Can't be serrated either, serrated knives annoy me.

  13. Post #53
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    I have small hands P:
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    I have small hands P:
    Bah that isn't an excuse :)


    Just realised, how could I forget about this:


    Best bloody seasoning/sauce around. Never has rotting fish guts ever tasted so good!

  15. Post #55
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    January 2009
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    Pepper, BBQ sauce, lemon on fried seafoods.

    As a side note, even though it's a herb, I can't stand coriander, it's too pungent for me

  16. Post #56
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    What seasoning would go nice in olive oil to eat with some bread? I like to just dip bread in it occasionally, taste good.

  17. Post #57
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    Try putting balsamic vinegar in the oil.

    Or something like garlic and lemon would work as well.

  18. Post #58
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    a nice thing to do is to get some olive oil in your little dipping dish, and then add some balsamic vinegar. what tends to happen is the vinegar gets soaked right up, and then the oil comes as you pull the bread away. perfect for things like dry pizza crusts that you might otherwise leave.

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  19. Post #59
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    +1 on Balsamic vinegar in olive oil, it's pretty much a staple condiment with bread when you go out to restaurants

  20. Post #60
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    The lemon isn't to flavour, the acidity of the lemon breaks down the bonds in the steak making it more tender.

    Edited:



    I have to use a large, very sharp knife, find you have more control with it as well as cutting more easily. Can't be serrated either, serrated knives annoy me.
    Ah, I still have to try it

  21. Post #61
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    I'm counting Worcester sauce here, because you don't use it like a normal sauce. Cooking anything savoury with it becomes amazing. Cheese toastie with a good amount Worcester is brilliant.

  22. Post #62
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    but it's all dried and... lacking in strength of flavour. like random said, real garlic keeps for so long, i don't understand why people wouldn't use the real stuff. especially when you put it in the crusher and all the lovely juice comes out, you just don't get that with the powder/dried.
    Amen to this. I used to mince my garlic with a knife, especially with spaghetti sauce. The other night I found a garlic press and used it and holy shit it made the sauce like 20x better than I'd ever made before.

  23. Post #63
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    Oregano or Soy Sauce works fine for me.

    Don't know why but just adding soy sauce to a lot of foods is good to me. Hell, even pizza.

  24. Post #64
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    I put basil on a frozen pizza, mostly because my sister refuses to eat pizza with basil on it.
    More for me.

  25. Post #65
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    I use a lot of onions, garlic, pepper, cumin, thyme and cayenne pepper.

    Also sriracha

  26. Post #66
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    January 2005
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    Cumin is awesome on everything!

    For multipurpose mix, this is the best:

  27. Post #67
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    October 2009
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    This may sound gross but melted peanut butter + sweet soy sauce taste good on things like Japanese/Chinese flat noodles.
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  28. Post #68
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    adobo fucking rules. one of my favorite types of seasoning to put on chicken

  29. Post #69
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    April 2010
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    Lemon Pepper is fun. And weird.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_pepper

    And all this talk of one generic spice sounds weird to me. Just have all of the more common herbs and spices in your cupboard (Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Coriander, Thyme, Turmeric, etc). I can see it might be easier/quicker to use, but I've never tried anything like that that tastes better than your own mix of stuff.

    And if it does, I would probably be wary of the other stuff in it.
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  30. Post #70
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    I've had a bit of an obsession with this for quite some time.


    It goes incredibly well on almost all meats, and mixed in with recipes that use a lot of tomatoes is always good. It's also incredibly unhealthy because of how salty it is but well worth it in almost every case.
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  31. Post #71
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    forever in my heart


  32. Post #72
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    June 2010
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    I can't get enough of Asda Italian seasoning, for some reason.

  33. Post #73
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    What seasoning would go nice in olive oil to eat with some bread? I like to just dip bread in it occasionally, taste good.
    Put lemon zest, garlic, parsley, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil in a blender.

    Goes excellent with bread.

  34. Post #74
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    I love creole on just about anything.