Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sesame Seed with Kosher Salt Herb Mix for 242sDay and "the Project"

And now, my herb mix trifecta postings are complete...

In the beginning... I am in love with my Cajun Mix.  just add brown sugar and you have a terrific rub for meat.  But, here in paradise, I mostly have been using this to blacken my fish and pork.

CAJUN SPICE RUB - Blackening Seasoning Mix

Saves Time, money and makes your food taste amazing... Give it a look!

Next up, my now world famous (in my mind)...

"Not your Grandmother's Herbes de Provence"

Among the most useful of mixes.  Everything from bread to salsa, Potato salad to pesto, pizza to pasta; a pinch of Thyme, Rosemary, garlic and even citrus adds a little zing to just about anything.  And best of all, it is a terrific substitute for salt.


Sometimes you want to add a little salt to something.  But, never one to use a simple solution when a more deliciously complicated answer is available, I use this mix often as well.

I especially like to add this as a topping to things that bake.  As the heat opens the sesame seeds, the oder fills your kitchen with smells that prepare you for something special...

Like on this loaf of bread...

And best of all, mix a batch up once every couple of months (up to six months); and it is always on hand.  You have a shaker of salt and pepper, why not keep a baggie or two (well in my case, three) of these mixtures in a drawer.  

I mean really... Can you possibly imagine the taste of biting into this stromboli with the nice coating of roasted sesame adding to the taste.  Just typing this, I have the memory taste in my mouth... 

OK, here's the recipe...

Could not be easier to make...

1/4 cup White Sesame Seeds
1/4 cup Black Sesame Seeds
1/4 cup Kosher Salt
2 TBS Garlic Flakes

Mix well.  It is best to use as a coating or garnish prior to cooking.  the heat will toast the sesame seeds, increasing their flavor.

This is my 242sDay post... the foodie event where we are encouraged to cook with and blog about "Real Food"!  Click HERE for the details, the only instructions were to post about "real Food".  

Be a cook... Make your "average" food special.

Gotta go...

the Pirates have captured my Mother, wish me luck storming the castle...


  1. I do love your homemade spice blends!

    I'm glad your mom got to have the real paradise experience...pirates and all!

  2. I just bought some sesame seeds because I love its nutty taste. Your mix sounds like a perfect addition to my spice pantry!

  3. Looks like your Mom is having fun. Love all of your spice blends!

  4. I have a bag of lonely black sesames in the fridge left over from a stint as a macrobiotic vegan! Wow, glad to finally find some use for it in the real food world! Thanks for sharing the love on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) alex@amoderatelife

  5. I totally want that loaf of bread...ship me one, will ya? YUM! Thanks for sharing this delightful mix with us at Two for Tuesdays this week, Dave =)

  6. You live in my all-time favorite vacation spot. I love the seed/salt mix. I could have used it to spice up my latest cheese bread that I made for HBinFive challenge group. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I do so love sesame seeds. When I use them in a recipe, I tend to complete over-do it (by other's standards) because I adore the taste so much. Thank you for sharing at the Two for Tuesdays blog hop.

  8. It never occurred to me to add spices to my stromboli's crust. I heart sesame seeds! I am going to make some of this up today!
    I am glad you linked to Two for Tuesdays!