Edit ModuleShow Tags

6 Signature Spices of Global Cuisine

One thing all global restaurants have in common? The laundry list of herbs, rubs, and seasonings that populate the menus. From tart to peppery, here are six signature spices to know.



Published:

1. Garam Masala

An Indian spice staple, garam masala preparations can vary, but most often it’s a highly aromatic blend of peppercorn, cloves, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg, bay leaf, and cardamom.

 

2. Sumac

The flowers of the sumac plant are dried and made into a powder used heavily in Middle Eastern cuisines. The antioxidant-packed spice has a tart flavor like lemon, but is less tangy, and is usually sprinkled on rice.

 

3. Jerk Seasoning

The quintessential Jamaican spice is typically made of peppers, cloves, cinnamon, thyme, and other seasonings and rubbed over meat.

 

4. Berbere

This Ethiopian and Eritrean seasoning includes chili pepper, ground onion, garlic, and other additions like paprika, cumin, fenugreek, cardamom, sea salt, coriander, and cinnamon.

 

5. Khmeli Suneli

Common in stews and meat plates in Georgia, this mixture usually includes fenugreek, coriander, peppercorns, dill, bay leaves, and mint.

 

6. Turmeric

A common ingredient in Thai, Caribbean, and Indian cooking, turmeric is used as a natural yellow dye in foods (hello, yellow curry!) but is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Sweet Spot: California Modern's Chino Farms Strawberries

Pastry chef Aly Lang puts a new twist on the classic berry

Meet the Tastemaker: John Resnick

The owner of Carlsbad's Campfire restaurant shares his must-have items

Things to Do in San Diego: July 18-24

Where do indulge in culture, cocktails, yoga, music, comedy, and more this week
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Personal Stories are on Display at the Museum of Man's 'PostSecret'
    Frank Warren collects deep, dark secrets for this community arts project
  2. The Best Burgers in San Diego
    These burgers are food critic Troy Johnson's finalists for the best in San Diego
  3. The Best of North County 2018
    Our annual list of what we’re loving above the 56, from bites and brews to shopping, wellness, and arts and kids’ activities galore
  4. San Diego's Best Restaurants 2018
    Dig into the 260 winners defining San Diego’s food scene in 2018
  5. Your 2018 San Diego Summer Bucket List
    Here’s our insider’s guide for Memorial Day through Labor Day
  6. 16 Great Places to Go Camping in Southern California and Baja
    We’ve rounded up sites with the best ocean views, mountain peaks, and desert landscapes
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions

Vote Now for Your Orangetheory Winner!

Winners will be announced at our Sweat event on May 12

Go Ahead... Ask McMillin!

At McMillin Realty, we are encouraging you to bring us your real estate questions. We will answer these questions….. for free.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module

Connect With Us:

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Sponsored

AquaVie: 10 Reasons It’s Downtown’s Best Kept Secret

The best workout and spa getaway around? It’s actually right underneath your nose.

Enter a Drawing You Could Actually Win

There are more than 1,700 prizes in the Dream House Raffle
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags