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Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Doug Surplus » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:39 pm

for a vegetable melange of green beans, carrots and beets (red and/or golden).

The other night I threw some green beans and golden beet slices in a pan and simmered them with some garlic and some lemon-pepper. It turned out ok, but wasn't as good as I would have liked.

So I'm looking for some ideas to try. I'm thinking of maybe a ginger-soy mix, or some sort of balsamic vinegar glaze, but there have to be other spice combinations that would work well.

I'll probably also roast the combination next time.
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Jenise » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:03 pm

Have you tried horseradish? With earthy root vegetables like carrots and beets, it's sublime. The green beans probably wouldn't object to it, either. :)
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Jeff Grossman/NYC » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:11 pm

Caraway seed.

I kinda like the idea of ginger but as a bass note; hence my suggestion for something treble.
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Karen/NoCA » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:45 pm

All three will go well with tarragon and chives, lemon and butter will go with all the veggies and the herbs. Orange zest will go with all. Can you build on this, maybe a drizzle of honey.
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Fred Sipe » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:17 pm

As crazy as it sounds, perhaps a little dill? With the vinegar in mind.
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Howie Hart » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:54 am

Fred Sipe wrote:As crazy as it sounds, perhaps a little dill? With the vinegar in mind.

I'm pretty much a stickler for using celery seed in cole slaw, but recently I was served dill seasoned cole slaw with a fish fry and loved it.
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Mike Filigenzi » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:29 pm

For something low-key, maybe Herbes de Provence?
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Carl Eppig » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:56 pm

Seasoned salt
Paprika
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Re: Seasoning/spice suggestions?

by Doug Surplus » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:21 pm

Lots of good ideas! I never would have thought of horseradish - will have to find some. Whole Paycheck and Trader Joe's didn't seem to have any.

I did get some tarragon and chives and will try that soon. Also the Herbs de Provence (and Penzey's has a similar mix- Boquet Garni - that might work too).
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