Tiny New York Kitchen: Seafood Spice

seafood spiceBy Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen

Forget the prepared seafood spice mixes in the grocery isle. It’s much more fun and tastes much better to make your own.


2 Tablespoons Whole Black Peppercorns

12 Bay Leaves

8 Whole Cloves

1 Teaspoon Ancho Chile Powder

1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Whole Cardamom Pods

1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds

1/2 Teaspoon Mace

In a spice grinder or a food processor, grind all ingredients until they are powdered. Use immediately or store in glass jar with tight lid. Makes 1 Cup

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes

Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.
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