Top 10 Summer Seasonings & Blends

Here are the top 10 spice blends and seasonings that are essential to a tasty summer!

1. Barbecue Spice Blend

What’s summer without a BBQ?! Our fantastically tasty Barbecue Spice is blended to help add delicious flavours of the barbecue to all of your meat and vegetable dishes. We experimented with only the best quality herbs and spices to bring you a carefully selected and expertly blended mix of garlic, onion, rosemary, allspice, black pepper, chillies, cumin, mustard, paprika, ginger and salt to give you an incredibly versatile spice blend.

Suggested Use: Our blend will help your summer BBQ’s sizzle, but it can be used all the year round! The blend works with meat, poultry, ‘meaty’ fish such as monkfish and vegetables. Mix with oil or yogurt to make a spicy marinade for chicken, meat and fish. Sprinkle a little over freshly made popcorn and before cooking homemade potato crisps for a spicy savoury twist, add a little to a breadcrumb coating for chicken or fish. Use to make marinades and spicy dips and sprinkle on to potato wedges to make barbecue spiced wedges. Uses as a dry rub to help marinade meat and poultry. Mixed with mayonnaise, it makes a tasty dip for meat and vegetables.


2. Piri Piri Spice Blend

Introducing our Piri Piri Spice Blend! The Piri Piri chilli also known as the African Bird’s Eye Chili is an extremely hot member of the apsicum family which registers at up to 100,000 Scoville heat units! Our piri piri spice is fiery blend of garlic, salt, chilli, onion, basil and cayenne pepper, a little goes a long way and can be used to add spicy heat to meat, poultry and fish dishes.

Suggested Use: Add piri piri spice to olive oil and drizzle on the top of chicken prior to cooking, this hot, fiery blend of spices can also be used in a variety of ways, but a little goes a long way, so use sparingly, used as a dry rub or wet marinade it adds flavour to poultry, fish, meat and vegetables. Sprinkle it lightly over freshly popped corn to make a tasty spicy savoury snack, or sprinkle over potato wedges or homemade crisps. Add to minced chicken, turkey or pork with a little chopped onion to make your own spicy piri piri burgers. Mix into salad dressings or low fat yogurt to make marinades, dips or toppings for baked potatoes and salads, or sprinkle on to fish and roasts before grilling or baking.


3. Fajita Spice Blend

Our Fajita Spice is an authentic blend of garlic granules, minced onion, oregano, allspice berries, chilli powder, cinnamon, mustard, nutmeg and sea salt, all ground together to give you a deliciously spicy seasoning mix for creating the perfect fajita!

Suggested Use: This tasty blend of classic spices used in Mexican cuisine can be used in a variety of ways, as a dry rub or wet marinade it adds flavour to fish, meat and vegetables. Sprinkle it lightly over freshly popped corn to make a tasty spicy savoury snack, or sprinkle over potato wedges or homemade crisps. Add to minced chicken, turkey or pork with a little chopped onion to make your own fajita style burgers. Mix into salad dressings or low fat yogurt to make marinades, dips or toppings for baked potatoes, salads, grilled/baked fish and roasts.


4. Chicken Rub

Our Chicken Rub is a tasty and easy way of adding mouth-watering flavour to all your chicken dishes, it’s a tasty blend of salt, paprika, tarragon, cumin, garlic, parsley and black pepper, a combination of herbs and spices that are perfect for flavouring chicken and poultry which will impart an aromatic, mildly spiced, savoury note with peppery undertones to your dishes. Great for use with the barbecue to!

Suggested Use: You can use this rub as a dry marinade for chicken and turkey, sprinkle it on to chicken breasts liberally and leave to marinade for 2 hours, or overnight in the fridge if possible to allow the flavours to permeate the chicken. Add to homemade chicken burgers, as a seasoning to stews and casseroles, this rub can even be added to breadcrumb coatings for chicken. It can also be used to ‘liven’ up a Sunday roast, brush a chicken or turkey with melted butter or olive oil and rub the chicken rub all over the skin, leave to marinate for several hours then roast as normal, for additional flavour sprinkle a little of the rub on to roast potatoes as well! For best results add two heaped teaspoons of this blend to a little oil or yoghurt and rub well into chicken pieces.


5. Meat Seasoning

Our meat seasoning is an appetising and delicious way of adding warmth and depth of flavour to all your red meat dishes, it’s a delicious combination of onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, chillies, white pepper and paprika that will make red meat ‘zing’, steaks and roasts will never be the same again!

Suggested Use: You can use our meat seasoning in several ways, as a dry marinade for beef, lamb and veal, it goes really well with steak, simple give your chosen meat a generous coating of this seasoning and leave to marinade for 1 hour, or overnight in the fridge if possible to allow the flavours to permeate the meat. Or mix with oil and make a liquid marinade to soak your meat in. Add to homemade rissoles, sausages, burgers, and cottage pie bases for extra flavour. Add as a seasoning to stews and casseroles, it can also be added to your dumpling mix to make delicious savoury dumplings to accompany a stew, add to savoury crumble toppings, pies and breadcrumb coatings for meat, and also to gravies and stocks for additional flavour.


6. Vegetable Seasoning

Veggies, get ready to fill your kitchen cupboards with this spend of parsley, chives, thyme, aniseed and elderflowers for plant-based aromatic flavours!

Suggested Use: Our Vegetable Seasoning adds brilliant flavour to roast veg, stuffings and barbecue skewers but it’s not just for veg! Use as a dry marinade, mix into salad dressings and sauces or use in a breadcrumb mixture when frying.


7. Organic Mixed Herbs

Our Mixed Herbs are Soil Association approved which means they are 100% Organic! This all-purpose blend of five aromatic and flavourful herbs include thyme, basil, marjoram, oregano and parsley. Make cooking and baking a whole lot simpler with this undeniably tasty herb combo.

Suggested Use: Let’s get this versatile mix into sauces, marinades, stews, soups and casseroles. It especially compliments the flavours of meat, dairy and vegetables but can also be baked into breads, scones and biscuits. Stir into bolognese, ragu and shepherds’ pie, sprinkle over cheese on toast before grilling, poultry prior to roasting and add a delicious savoury herbed taste and aroma to quiche, scrambled eggs and omelettes.


8. Meat Rub

Our Meat Rub is a sure fire way of adding mouth-watering flavour to all your red meat dishes, it’s a tasty blend of salt, dill weed, parsley, thyme, garlic and black pepper, a combination of herbs and spices that really enhances rich meaty flavours making it a perfect rub for steaks and roasts that will imparts a delicious savoury note with peppery undertones.

Suggested Use: You can use this rub as a dry marinade for beef, lamb and veal, it goes really well with steak, simple give your chosen meat a generous coating of this rub and leave to marinade for 1 hour, or overnight in the fridge if possible to allow the flavours to permeate the meat. Add to homemade rissoles, sausages, burgers, and cottage pie bases for extra flavour. Add as a seasoning to stews and casseroles, this rub can even be added to your dumpling mix to make delicious savoury dumpling to accompany a stew, add to savoury crumble toppings, pies and breadcrumb coatings for meat.


9. Cajun Spice Blend

Our Cajun spice blend is a traditional seasoning that hails from the Louisiana in the Deep South of the USA. The spicy authentic flavour is designed to enhance the flavour of the ‘holy trinity’ of celery, red peppers and onion used as a base in many Cajun recipes which are mixed in vaguely equal measure and then have other spices and herbs added to this mix. Our blend contains salt, Spanish paprika, fennel, basil, black pepper, garlic, onion, chilli, cumin & mustard.

Suggested Use: This tasty blend of classic Cajun spices can be used in a variety of ways, as a dry rub or wet marinade it adds flavour to fish, meat and vegetables. Sprinkle it lightly over freshly popped corn to make a tasty spicy savoury snack, or sprinkle over potato wedges or homemade crisps. Add to minced chicken, turkey or pork with a little chopped onion to make your own Cajun burgers. Mix into salad dressings or low fat yogurt to make marinades, dips or toppings for baked potatoes and salads.


10. Taco Seasoning

Our taco seasoning is the perfect ingredient to help you create the aromatic and spicy Mexican classic the taco. The blend is a mix of authentic herbs and spices used in Mexican cuisine including garlic, oregano, allspice, chilli, cinnamon, cumin and paprika and can be used to season a meat, poultry, ‘meaty’ fish such as monkfish and vegetables.

Suggested Use: Use simple as a seasoning for making a tasty taco filling. It can also be added to enchiladas and quesadillas recipes or to any Mexican style foods. This tasty blend of classic spices can also be used in a variety of ways, as a dry rub or wet marinade it adds flavour to fish, meat and vegetables. Sprinkle it lightly over freshly popped corn to make a tasty spicy savoury snack, or sprinkle over potato wedges or homemade crisps. Add to minced chicken, turkey or pork with a little chopped onion to make your own Mexican style burgers. Mix into salad dressings or low fat yogurt to make marinades, dips or toppings for baked potatoes, salads, grilled/baked fish and roasts.

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Georgia

As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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