The bonus to having all the right spices sitting around is that you can make easy meals that taste like they took forever to make. Sometimes we just don’t have the time or budget to make something as elaborate as we dream of, and that’s why having the right selection around will help you make perfect, easy meals for your family to enjoy. Here are four recipes your family is bound to not only love, but to remember for a long time.
Scrambled Eggs with Seafood Seasoning
If you want to start the day of with a kick, these scrambled eggs that feature turmeric for color and subtle spice are a perfect way to do it. We also recommend adding our seafood seasoning. Using spinach, garlic, coconut oil and coconut milk, the recipe rounds out perfectly to create something that can spread around for the whole family to enjoy. It’s a nice, warm flavored dish that pairs perfectly with some toasted sourdough bread. The whole thing cooks in under ten minutes and will leave everyone wanting more.
Butternut Squash Soup with Roasted Vegetable Seasoning
It’s not every day that a soup can feature as the main course in a meal, but this butternut squash soup is chock full of spice, protein, and rich cream, making it the perfect entrée for a big family meal – use our roasted vegetable seasoning for the perfect blend of spices. This soup is loaded with delicious spices and veggies, including allspice, garlic, leek, onion, cayenne pepper, nutmeg and ginger. It is thick and rich and also goes really well with a little toast or a full sandwich on the side. Yes, on the side – this soup is going to be your centerpiece.
Grilled Corn with Piri Piri Seasoning
If you’ve ever had elotes, or Mexican street corn, you’ll know the magic of spice on your corn-on-the-cob. This grilled corn recipe features the spice of cayenne pepper as well as honey, to make a perfect sweet and spicy combination such that everyone is going to want more pretty much immediately – add a little something extra with our Piri Piri Seasoning. You can also convert this to Mexican sweet corn, if you like, by substituting margarine for the butter, and using different types of cheeses to get that perfect street corn flavor.
Mutton Chops with Ras el Hanout
This recipe is going to win hearts and stomachs. Based on the Indian dish of bhuna gosht, this curried mutton chop makes spice the featured aspect, with coriander, garlic and black peppercorns doing a lot of the heavy lifting (use our Ras el Hanout for a fuller flavor). Cooking a nice tender mutton that really sings is easy when you use curry spices and Indian cooking techniques to get a tender, spicy mutton that will stay at the center of your meal.
Simple ingredients and prep are the key to memorable flavor. Especially if you have to serve picky eaters, it’s much easier to nail down the flavors they love when you’re spicing simply and delicately. These simple family meals should be crowd pleasers from the get go, but they’ll also help you gauge people’s palates. It doesn’t have to be about heat, of course, but flavor.