Sherry’s Wild Spice Blend


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sherry’s Wild Spice Blend

1 tablespoon powdered rosemary*
2 teaspoons powdered marjoram
1 tablespoon powdered  sage  
1 teaspoon powdered ginger                                                                                                                                                                                                 2 tablespoons  finely rubbed  rubbed parsley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1/2 teaspoons powdered thyme  
4 tablespoons  brown sugar 
2 teaspoons  pepper
1 tablespoon  powdered paprika                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ¼ teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons garlic salt (or ½ garlic powder, ½ salt)
2 tablespoons onion salt  (or ½ onion powder, ½ salt)
2 teaspoons dry powdered tomato**                                                                                                                                                                         Optional: 2 tablespoons powdered chicken Oxo    

sage

My Garden Sage

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With the rosemary and marjoram this makes a good rub or ingredient for wild meat. It also makes a good coating for Chicken  or Potato Wedges with about 3 Tb. of flour. I just used it like this to make sandwich meat:

 

 

 

I had 4 Moose Steak that I thought might be tough and knew would be dry (moose meat is dry).

wild-moose

Wild bull moose

I put it in the slow cooker for 4 hours with 2 Pork Chops (fat and all) on top, adding a teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and garlic powder and then a cup of chopped onion over all that. 

When it was cooked, cooled, fat removed, I put it all in the blender with enough of the drippings (where all the flavour is) to make it moist and hang together. I added 2 tablespoons of my wild spice blend above.

* I only had Rosemary leaves which don’t become a powder in my blender, so I use a (clean) rock on a plastic,rough-surfaced cutting board to grind it and then I put it through a metal strainer to get the big straw-like pieces out. Yes I know there is a ‘bowl and grinding tool’ (the name isn’t coming) for this, but it’s never been introduced to my eyes in any store I’ve been in.

**I used some sundried tomato I had and pulverized them in my trusty blender too. I love my blender. XOXO

 

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33 Responses to “Sherry’s Wild Spice Blend”

  1. Funny! Its called a Mortar and Pestle. I have had access to numerous varieties over the years and have never really found one that I wanted. One day I decided that in the meanwhile, a good rock would do the job. The second I had the thought, my eyes rested upon a suitable rock poking out of the soil. A bit of digging revealed the most amazing rock. It fit perfectly into my hand. There were grips in just the right places for my fingers. Upon closer inspection, I began to discover small chips in a pattern on one edge. It seems to be a crude scraper tool from another era used probably thousands of years ago. The area I found it in is a dug up and overturned creek bed. I am really proud of my rock and I take it with me everywhere I go. Its a great little multitasker. Peels, smasher, paperweight. hahha. And when I want some serious grinding action, I grab a flat rock and go to town. OH. Its a great meat mallet as well, thats what I use it for the most.

    • sherry says:

      I don’t feel nearly so strange now. Thanks.

      • Naomi says:

        Sadly, I have never found a good rock that pleases me. Perhaps I haven’t put enough effort into, knowing that I would have to justify it’s existence in my kitchen to other people that live here.
        If the perfect rock came along, I wouldn’t hesitate to use it! I love that both of you came up with such a remarkable, simple earthy tool.

      • Haha well that’s good. I think it’s the genes of Chief Sitting Bull calling to me. It’s definitely a Cave Man rock. As Naomi will attest to, I showed it off proudly on Facebook to a very unnapreciative audience haha!

        • sherry says:

          Yah it sounds special. I’ll have to keep my eyes to the ground. I like rocks. Have I said that before? Teehee.

  2. Naomi says:

    Your blend sounds wonderful. I have a mortar and pestle that I got from Bed Bath and Beyond.
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.ca/product.asp?SKU=10177863&

    Next time you are in Edmonton:
    http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=8882+170+Street+NW&city=Edmonton&state=AB&zipcode=T5T+3J7&country=CA&redirect=true

    8882 170 Street
    Suite 2554
    Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2
    Phone: 780-484-3046

    I love mine and it looks great on my counter.

  3. Naomi says:

    I need to try this recipe. Actually, I need some moose meat so I can try this recipe. :)

    • sherry says:

      Try it on Buffalo. It’s the tame meat (never thought I’d say that) that is the closest to Moose. The last Moose I did (last week) I put it with some Pork on the slow cooker and them ‘blendered’ it into a sandwich spread. Moose and Buffalo are dry.

  4. Naomi says:

    I didn’t have all the spices, so I didn’t get the same results. Still fantastic!

  5. Naomi says:

    Where can you buy tomato powder?

    • sherry says:

      I just powder dried tomatoes in my blender. I don’t know if you can buy it. They have dry tomato powder in dry soup mix, so I thought it might be out there.

      • Naomi says:

        Duh.
        I’ve done that before and it didn’t even register when I made this recipe.

        • sherry says:

          I’m pleased to re-awake your creativity.

          • Anna-Marie White says:

            Oh. You really reawakened mine with the Anna-Marie’s BIRTHDAY ASIAN dipping sauce from Sherry recipe. I have gone CRAZY with it. I kid you not, I slather that stuff on everything. The other day I ran out of apricot and added some kumquat marmalade and cumin and whoooaaa….
            I never mentioned this because I forgot, but I used to buy a special apricot ginger mustard from Napa Valley. I would find it on sale and buy several jars because I was in love with this stuff. I haven’t had it since. Until I made your recipe! I racked my brains until I remembered where I had tasted it before. Its really close, and that stuff is an expensive gourmet condiment. So you can be very proud!

      • Anna-Marie White says:

        OHH!! GOOD idea! Talk about resourceful. I am sure its out there but it will be laced with something bad for ya. I have to try this!
        Thanks “:)

  6. Naomi says:

    I made this spice with none of the tomato powder, less of the sugar and not so exact measurements. I used it in a chicken/sour cream/spice mix. I put it on tortillas with lettuce and cooked peas. It’s yummy!

    • sherry says:

      You’re making me hungry. I’m munching on pea pods and thinking I’ve had enough for now. I want chicken now.

  7. Sundried Tomatoe Powder! Why didn’t I think of that!

  8. Naomi says:

    I’m just going to say… this spice, without the tomato paste, is absolutely fantastic on chicken. :)

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