Staff Favorites - Information and Spice Variations

The most common question we are asked at The Spice House is "what's good on...?" Of course everyone has their own preferences, and what's delicious to one person might be revolting to another. Our staff, many of whom have culinary backgrounds. spend day in and day out surrounded by spices. Certain spices and blends crop up as favorites over and over again. These are the spices and blends that we take home and cook with ourselves most often.

Aleppo Pepper

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Aleppo chili pepper comes to us from southern Turkey, near the Syrian town of Aleppo, which is considered one of the culinary meccas of the Mediterra…

Back of the Yards Garlic Pepper Butcher's Rub

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Watch The Spice Boss mix up this blend! This is possibly our best grilling mixture, and one of our top selling spice blends. Pepper, garlic and s…

Baharat Seasoning

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Baharat means spices in Arabic, and this wonderfully complex blend has a unique balance of spicy flavors. Savory and slightly sweet, with a lingerin…

Chorizo Mexican Sausage Seasoning Blend

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With this spicy blend of traditional Mexican flavors you’ll be making bold, fresh Mexican sausage in minutes. All you’ll need is 2 TBS chorizo se…

Ceylon "True" Cinnamon, Whole or Ground

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Cinnamomum zeylanicum These tightly-rolled quills are very delicate. They feel like parchment paper, which you can break apart with your fingertips…

Vietnamese "Saigon" Cassia Cinnamon, Whole, Cracked or Ground

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This cinnamon, Cinnamomum loureiroi , is by far our most popular, and we're proud of its sweet, spicy flavor and freshness. If we had to pick a sign…

Coriander Seeds, Whole Or Ground

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Coriander is a pleasantly sweet spice with a lemony top note. It is commonly used in chili and curry dishes. The coriander plant produces both a spic…

Indian Cumin Seed, Whole Or Ground

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Cumin is a crucial ingredient in several world cuisines. It has a unique and potent flavor crucial to Indian curries, where it's often roasted before…

Garam Masala Curry Mixture, Whole Or Ground

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Garam Masala is a Punjabi, or Northern Indian, style curry powder. Garam Masala is based, not on turmeric, as are other curry powders, but on a tripa…

Gateway To The North Maple Garlic Seasoning

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Sweet and savory, "Gateway to the North" Maple-Garlic Seasoning is one of our most interesting blends. A staff favorite, this blend is delicious on …

Mediterranean Lamb Seasoning

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Use Mediterranean Lamb Seasoning to season any cut of lamb. For leg of lamb, an extremely tasty method of cooking is this: rinse lamb and generously…

Milwaukee Iron Seasoning

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Milwaukee Iron Seasoning is a nice Southwestern blend that's heavy on the garlic and chipotle smoked jalepeno chiles. This blend was created to co…

Moroccan Spice Mixture

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Moroccan Spice Mixture is an authentic blend of spices from the sunny Mediterranean. Made at the special request of Chicago's Field Museum of Natura…

Smoked Sweet Spanish Paprika, Pimenton de la Vera Dulce

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Spanish Smoked Sweet Paprika is also known as Pimenton de la Vera, Dulce. It is a popular ingredient in many Mediterranean recipes. Anyone from Spai…

Ras El Hanout

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Ras El Hanout translates to "top of the shop", and represents the best blend a spice merchant has to offer. This is a traditional Arabic blend, commo…

Porcini Sea Salt

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This intensely aromatic finishing salt starts with Salt Cream, the Portuguese version of the French Fleur de Sel, the highest quality sea salt skimme…

Sunny Singapore Salt-Free Seasoning

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Sunny Singapore Seasoning is named after the city that combines the best of both the Western and Eastern worlds. We like to think this seasoning doe…

Urfa Biber Turkish Chile Pepper

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Commonly called for in Turkish cooking, urfa biber is a rich, fruity crushed pepper that’s delicious in all kinds of dishes. It’s got a little ki…