Homemade Bay Leaf Seasoning
I went to my spice drawer this morning and pulled out the empty Bay Leaf Seasoning jar. I was glad I kept it after my adventure to Penzy's brought me back home void of a new jar of the beloved seasoning blend, because the empty jar held the secret list of ingredients.
I had picked up bay leaves, hoping I could re-create the blend. Using the ingredients list I set about putting together my best guess of what should be in this herb blend. When finished I decided to take the full jar as an omen that the homemade mix will be good.
Come on now, how many times have you made something at home and it was a perfectly fit? The label lists the ingredients in order of weight, and I calculated them to be as follows:
1/2 oz bag of fresh bay leaves
2 T thyme leaves
2 T rosemary leaves
1 T basil leaves
1 T dried onion
1 T oregano
1/2 t ground pepper
2 T garlic salt
1 T plain salt
Place the bay leaves in the grinder and process until ground. Add remaining and process until powdery. It looks like the real thing, smells like the real thing, so I am hoping it will taste like the real thing. I guess it is now time to cook something with it...............................
Here are some ways you will enjoy using this herb blend,
Season potatoes when you make fried potatoes.
Mix into butter to create a compound butter for vegetables.
Use the compound butter to spread on the cut side of a loaf of french bread, sprinkle with cheese and broil.
Add to flour, when dredging meat before pan browning.
Vegetable Beef Soup, found here.
I am sure you will come up with your own favorites!
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