How to spice food with some common spices
If you are bored with the food you eat every day, spices can help you change that. It’s easy to spice food if you have the right ingredients and some simple recipes. Anybody can learn how to spice food and make it tasty and exciting again. The most common spices to go with many dishes are black pepper, cinnamon, dried onion powder, parsley and oregano. There are many others as well that you can you to spice food depending on your budget and your preferences. So, let’s look at some easy recipes that you can make every day.
Here’s how to prepare chili chicken with homemade chili paste. To make the chili paste you will need to mix a pinch of chili powder, cumin, coriander, cloves, cardamom, ginger, garlic, and pepper. Grind and mix well. Put the paste on the chicken for half an hour, and then cook it. Here’s how to spice food that everybody will enjoy.
Be very careful when you spice food with chili peppers or powder, especially if you are not accustomed to a hot taste. You will need to develop a tolerance first. You should definitely stay away from habanera peppers, which are one of the hottest chilies in the world. For a beginning, spice food with jalapenos, anchos or serranos. These are mild chilies which won’t make you gasp for air. Chipotle and cayenne pepper are good substitutes for chili peppers and it’s easy to control the amount you use.
In order to know how to spice food properly, you will need to know how to store and buy your spices. Many spices will lose quality if they come into contact with moisture, light and even air. That’s why you should keep them in a dark, dry cupboard and don’t leave them open for a long time. The best way to spice food is to use fresh spices. That way you will only buy the quantity you need, the spices won’t be sitting on your shelf for a long time, and you will get the most flavors for your dish. Grinded spices also have a short shelf life. The best thing to do is grind your spices at home. Or, you can spice food with a flavored marinade. Just put the spices in their natural form into hot water, toast them, or let them sit in olive oil. Then use the water/oil to spice food which you will be cooking.
Here’s how you will improve your health with the aid of spices. If you spice food with oregano, you will be killing the unwanted bacteria and fungus in your system. Oregano is also a strong antioxidant that prevents radicals from running rampant in your body. If you spice food with cinnamon, you will have regulated blood sugar levels. This is good news both for diabetics and for people who are trying to control their weight. If you spice food with chili peppers you will avoid inflammations in your muscles and digestive system. So, spice it up!