The selections in our Pantry Perfect Gift Basket will stock the pantry with all the individual spices you need to get started with your culinary adventures. Great for new cooks with empty spice racks or experienced cooks who need to restock cabinets full of old spices.
Allspice is prevalent in Caribbean and Middle Eastern cuisine. In addition, allspice is used in mole sauces, jerk seasoning, pickling, and curry powders. Allspice is popular in desserts, and a key ingredient for sausage. In conclusion, it is a very strong and aromatic spice that imparts great flavor. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Cinnamon is a very aromatic spice that is frequently used in baking, to flavor chocolate, tea, and cocoa. Wonderful as a sprinkle on toast or mixed into milk and eggs for a delicious French toast dish. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Cumin is popular worldwide, and used in a variety of dishes. Cumin is found in curries, adobo, chili, and bahaarat. In addition, cumin is frequently used in Mexican, Cuban, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Cloves are used worldwide as a flavoring tool. Cloves flavor chai tea, ham, and spiced coffee. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Ginger is used as a flavoring for sodas, cookies, crackers, and gingerbread, and is often used in baking. In addition, many Asian and Indian recipes call for ginger. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Nutmeg is used in sweet and savory dishes, cooking and baking. Nutmeg is a fragrantly pungent spice with many applications around the world. For instance, nutmeg is frequently part of the ingredient list in Indonesian, Scottish, Dutch, Indian, Caribbean, Italian, and American recipes. Net Wt. 1oz.
Roasted Garlic is an aromatic spice that is used in many recipes. Roasting garlic gives it a depth and nutty tone you don’t get with regular dried garlic. Really good on vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, and sauces. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Basil is widely used in Italian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, and is one of the main ingredients in pesto. It is sometimes used with fresh fruit or leafy salads. Wonderful with chicken, fish and pasta. Above all, basil combines beautifully with garlic and tomatoes. Net Wt. 0.4 oz.
Bay Leaf is harvested from the Bay Laurel. It is used fresh or dried for stews, soups, rice dishes, pates, and braises. Best flavor comes several weeks after the leaves are picked and dried. Net Wt. 0.2 oz.
Green Onion is used in a variety of cuisines, including Asian, Italian, and Jamaican. Mix into salads, add to loaded baked potatoes or mix into soups. Combine with soy, sesame oil, dry vermouth and ginger for a delicious Vietnamese style marinade for fish. Net Wt. 0.4 oz.
Mediterranean Oregano is a key ingredient for many Italian and Greek dishes, and found in cuisine from around the globe. Great in pasta sauces, grilled meats, and often accompanied with lemon juice and olive oil. In other words, this warm and aromatic herb is a must have in any spice cabinet. Net Wt. 0.4 oz.
Parsley is a popular herb to use in many dishes and is wonderful as a dried spice or fresh herb. Fresh herb is a great addition to salads and dressings. Dried flakes are usually added to hot dishes like soup, rice and pasta. Similarly, parsley enhances the the flavor in tomato based sauces, stews, soups, and brings balance to savory recipes. In addition, it is frequently added to marinades, dressings, Italian recipes, and seafood dishes. 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley equals 1 teaspoon of dried parsley.
Tarragon is a pungent flavored herb that tastes licorice-like with a fresh herbal finish. It is common in classic French cooking, and is part of the Fines herbal blend. In addition, tarragon goes really well with fish, chicken and veggie dishes, and is the herb that gives bearnaise sauce it’s signature flavor.
Thyme is used in almost every cuisine. It is wonderful on meats, in stews and soups, tomato based recipes, even in eggs. It has a pleasantly earthy flavor, in other words, it won’t overpower the other ingredients in a dish. Net Wt. 0.4 oz.
Cayenne is used worldwide as a powder, pepper flake or fresh. In addition, it is the key ingredient in most hot sauces, especially vinegar based sauces. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Chili Powder is made from powdered chile peppers, any hot pepper will do such as, jalapeño, cayenne, pasilla and ancho. Chili powder is combined with cumin, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper for chili, stews, and chili con carne. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes are commonly used on pizza, in sauces, gumbos, chowders, and to spice up pretty much anything you want. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Hungarian Paprika is considered the “sweet paprika”. Used with rices, stews, and soups. Above all, Hungarian paprika is prevalent in Latin cuisine and European cuisine, in addition to being an ingredient many barbecue rubs and culinary blends. Net Wt. 1 oz.
Spanish Smoked Paprika is a staple in most Latin spice cabinets. Smoked Paprika lends smooth smokiness to any dish. The flavor comes from drying the peppers over oak wood smoke that naturally flavors the pepper. Net Wt. 1 oz.