Spices and Blends.

Spices Overview

KFC became famous for their “Blend of 12 herbs and spices.” There is a reason that they’re still around and all over the world; their chicken is amazing and the kick of flavor you get form blending up fresh species really makes our mouths water. 

Blending herbs and spices is a time honored and ancient tradition.  Some blends have become so classic we can taste them just by speaking the words: Jerk seasoning, Montreal steak seasoning, Cajun rub… Making your own blends is so easy, and so worth wile.

This is the best reason to buy a FinaMill.  With the endless possibilities of blending whole spices, the world is your tasty oyster. No one in their right mind would buy a pepper grinder just to put one blend.  The best thing about having a low-cost pod is that you can get creative and try different blends.  Try some from our list or get creative and make your own. 

Every chef will tell you; fresh spices are always better.  When you mill them from the whole product, you unleash a better, sharper, more satisfying taste.  When you make a blend, and grind it fresh, you unlock the power of each ingredient’s potential.

We’ve put together some of our favorite blends for you to try.  Once again, don’t be shy, make your own too!  A synergy of flavors is in your future.


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Egyptian Dukkan

Dukkah, which is pronounced doo-kah, is an Egyptian condiment / spice mixture with a distinctly nutty taste.


About


Dukkah, which is pronounced doo-kah, is an Egyptian condiment / spice mixture with a distinctly nutty taste. It actually derives its name from the Arabic term for pounding which makes sense since the blend of spices is traditionally pounded together in a mortar and pestle. It's definitely not a typical spice blend but, rather, a wonderfully fragrant combination of roasted nuts and seeds.

The most common use for dukkah is as a crust for lamb, chicken or fish. It's also wonderful sprinkled on roasted vegetables such as carrots, feta cheese or as a dip for pita bread. Swirl it into some good olive oil or into your favorite tahini sauce or hummus.

Equipment


Ingredients


  • 3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 Tablespoon crushed walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed almonds or hazelnuts *preferred
  • 1 Tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon small allspice berries
  • 1 Tablespoon large crystal salt
  • 1 Tablespoon whole peppercorns

Method


Mix all ingredients into a bowl and mix will. Load into your FinaPod and enjoy with your FinaMill.


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Cuban Mojo

A super versatile spice mix from our southern neighbor, so good it is awesome on everything.


About


A super versatile spice mix from our southern neighbor, so good it is awesome on everything. The balance of garlic, chiles and citrusy orange put the Cuban spirit into every bite. Grind a little bit of these yummy spice over finished foods before serving or use it as a dry rub and your taste buds will be dancing with joy.

Equipment


Ingredients


  • 2 Tablespoons minced dried garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon dried lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon dried orange zest
  • ½ Tablespoon large crystal salt
  • ½ Tablespoon cumin seeds
  • ½ Tablespoon whole black pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon dried oregano
  • The beauty of citrus and garlic, together at last!
  • When cooking, be sure to mix with olive oil for an amazing rub.

Method


Mix all ingredients into a bowl and mix will. Load into your FinaPod and enjoy with your FinaMill.


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Chinese Five Spice

Stirring some meats or veggie in your wok?


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Stirring some meats or veggie in your wok? Well, add a little of Chinese accent with these simple ingredients will make your dish authentic: hoisin sauce, sesame oil and five spice powder. To get that over the top is to make your own Five Spice Powder with FinaMill. This magic powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechwan peppercorns. Cinnamon is a little too hard for FinaMill, but the rest are okay. After cooking with your own Five Spice, you will never go back to the bottle stuff.

Equipment


Ingredients


  • 2 Tablespoons minced dried garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns
  • 5 to 6 crushed star anise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground Chinese cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground fennel seeds

Method


Mix all ingredients into a bowl and mix will. Load into your FinaPod and enjoy with your FinaMill.


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Argentinean Chimichurri

For a mean taste of South American so raw that stroke the nerves in your spine look no further than the Argentinian Chimichurri.


About


For a mean taste of South American so raw that stroke the nerves in your spine look no further than the Argentinian Chimichurri. If the herbs, the peppers, and the garlic are not enough to make every hair in the back of you neck making those exotic southern moves, then by all means, add a couple of teaspoons of crushed red pepper. The blend is the stoke of a genius, and is great for meat and fish alike.

Equipment


Ingredients


  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoons dried thyme leaves
  • ½ 1 tablespoons coarse kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • ½ tablespoon dried savory leaves
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced dried garlic
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper

Method


Mix all ingredients into a bowl and mix will. Load into your FinaPod and grind with your FinaMill. Top it off with olive oil and lemon juice and a dash of vinegar.