|Sweet potato hash with egg, topped with a mix of black pepper, white pepper, and coriander seed.|
Here's something we do every few days to add variety and flavor to our meals. It's quick, easy, and simple.
Basic spice blend: White and black pepper with one other spice (usually whole seeds) coarsely ground in a spice grinder, and stored in a small, airtight container for use as a seasoning with salt as well as a finishing spice (photo above).
Just make a little at a time--enough for a day or two. Vary the added spice as you like, it adds both complexity and variety to your meals in a very simple way.
For example, two teaspoons black peppercorns, one teaspoon white peppercorns, and one teaspoon any one of the following:
- Black mustard seed
- Coriander seed
- Cumin seed
- Fennel seed
- Fenugreek seed
- Sesame seed
If you like it spicy, add a pinch or two of red pepper flake to the mix as well. Use any combination you like and change it often.