Old Ma Starkey’s Spice Mix

Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins

I have a standard spice mix used in almost everything I cook.  The ingredients vary from time to time, but the basics include granulated onion and garlic powder, ginger, celery seed, coarse ground pepper, smoked paprika, and chipotle chili pepper.

I have the preference of not adding salt to my spice mix.  I like to add my salt separately and to taste.  Sometimes I want things full of spice flavor, other times just a pinch of spice.  If I were to add salt, I may over salt a food when I want it spicy.

You can modify the recipe to your own taste.  Don’t like ginger, don’t add it.  Want things spicier?  Add more smoked paprika and chili pepper.   Other spices I use from time to time to mix things up include corriander, turmeric, ancho chili powder (milder than chipotle), and ground cardamon.  All add a different personality to the spice mix.  My motto, EXPERIMENT!!!



0/7 Ingredients
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0/3 Instructions
  • Measure your spices into a container that holds at least one cup of dry ingredients.
  • Mix well. I like using the handle of the tablespoon I use to measure the spices. Some, like ginger, are clumpy and need to be smoothed out. Also, using a clear container allows you to see areas that need to be mixed.
  • I store mine in a glass or plastic container.

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