The other day I got so annoyed that it was completely impossible to find a Mexican seasoning without sugar and modified starch. I looked though all the brands on my supermarket shelf and it was clear that we’re paying good money for salt, pepper and garlic with plenty of added sugar, potato starch, additives and other ingredients that are so unnecessary.
Sugar was always mentioned as one of the top 4 ingredients, often as the second ingredient, in the products meaning that the sugar content can be quite high. Sugar is a very strong taste enhancer and adding a little bit of (coconut palm) sugar to your Mexican stew can do wonders. A little bit. Not several spoonfuls.
Since I have quite a few individual spices, I thought I would just make my own Mexican seasoning. And let me tell you, I’ll never go back! Actually, I feel like a fool for not having done this before.
- 2 tablespoons of paprika
- 2 tablespoons of ground cumin
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon of onion powder
- 2 tsp of garlic powder
- 3 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp thyme
THIS IS HOW EASY IT IS
Use this seasoning the next time you do some texmex cooking of your own. I used it for this lovely Mexican stew with chicken, avocado and lots of coriander that I served with the ever so popular cauliflower cheese buns.