Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: 7-Spice Seasoning

spice mix
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I really love the ALDI frozen salmon.  One of my most common lunches and dinners is to defrost a piece of salmon in the microwave, cover it with seasoning, and bake it at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.  Allow the salmon to cool, then flake it and serve over salad greens.  Healthy and delicious.

Here's the seasoning recipe I use.  My parents gave me a bottle of 7-Spice Seasoning that they had received from an acquaintance who started a spice-selling business.  When I finished it off, I wanted to duplicate it myself.  I had the ingredients from the bottle, but not the proportions.

So I did some internet searches on spice combinations with similar ingredients and set to work trying out different combinations.  One thing I definitely wanted to do was to put less salt into the seasoning.  I tinkered with it and I really like this version.

Of course, if you don't like one or more of the spices, try something different!  I store it in an old spice bottle, ready to be used on salmon or anything else!


3 tbsp paprika
3 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp dry mustard
1 tbsp thyme
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp kosher salt

In a small bowl, mix the spices together.  Store in a 5-oz spice bottle.  Sprinkle on fish or chicken before baking or broiling.

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Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey July 7, 2011 at 8:09 PM  

Thank you for hosting again.

Today I am sharing my Meatballs Stroganoff and Potato Sausage Casserole.

Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free July 8, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

You have some wonderful-sounding dishes here! I'm adding Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Bars that are gluten-free, but can easily be regular if you use regular flour and regular oats.

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney July 8, 2011 at 11:50 PM  

Making your own seasoning blends is such a great way to save money - and to know what is in it! Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, enjoy your weekend and see you next time!

Miz Helen July 9, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and sure hope to see you again real soon!
Miz Helen

Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) July 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM  

I love making my own spice blends. I make my own popcorn salt which is nice because I can change up the recipe and "freshen" up the popcorn.
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Daffy's Dream July 14, 2011 at 2:37 AM  

Oops!I've wrongly link my main page, yet to get used to the magical widget. Sorry for the error.
I loved your recipe, I going to try thanks for sharing.

Swathi July 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM  

Thanks for sharing info on 7 spice seasoning, which is more important in Chinese cooking. Thanks once again sharing to Hearth and soul hop

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