Last Christmas, I got this really awesome gift from my Aunt P:
A box full of spices! As you might know if you’ve been following us for a while, I like my spices, so this gift was right up my alley! It contains the following spices:
- Garam Masala
- Chinese Five Spice
- French Four Sprice
- Curry Powder
- Cajun Seasoning
- Jerk Seasoning
- Mexican Seasoning
- Italian Seasoning
- Mediterranean Seasoning
- Tandoori Masala
- Greek Seasoning
- Apple Pie Spice
Unfortunately, I hadn’t really gotten a chance to use anything from it yet, which means they’ve just been sitting on my counter taunting me every time I go into our kitchen (yes, I know, I’m a bad nephew).
Tonight we changed that and made this:
This is a pork stir-fry; all I did was through some pork in a skillet on high heat and dump in a load of Chinese five spice, along with some onion and garlic. I deglazed the pork with some soy sauce and red wine vinegar, and served the pork over a bed of rice noodles, topped with fresh green and red pepper. Aside from the noodles being slightly undercooked, it was delicious! I loved the taste of the sauce.
I’m really looking forward to getting to try some of the other blends that are in this mix — I have no idea what French four spice is, and I see the Mexican seasoning getting use as soon as our chili powder runs out (which is pretty soon, I think).
(Also, with regard to the spices, they came from Spicely. Thanks, Aunt P!)