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Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Edition of Recipe Substitutions


There always seems to be a time when I want to make something and what I need is not in the house. I have had 2 other posts with common substitutions, I want to do another one with spices and herbs. I hope it helps you sometime when you don't feel like going out to the store.

Spices:

Aniseed~~~Fennel seed or a few drops anise extract
Cardamom~~~Ginger
Chili Powder~~~dash bottled hot pepper sauce plus a combination of oregano and cumin
Cinnamon~~~Nutmeg or allspice(use only 1/4 of the amount)
Cloves~~~Allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg
Cumin~~~chili powder
Ginger~~~allspice, cinnamon, mace or nutmeg
Nutmeg~~~cinnamon, ginger or mace
Saffron~~~dash turmeric(for color)


Herbs:

Basil~~~Oregano or Thyme
Chervil~~~Tarragon or Parsley
Chive~~~green onion, onion or leek
Cilantro~~~Parsley
Marjoram~~~Basil, Thyme or Savory
Oregano~~~Thyme or Basil
Rosemary~~~Thyme, Taragon or Savory
Tarragon~~~Chervil, dash fennilseed or dash aniseseed
Thyme~~~Basil, Oregano, Marjoram or Savory

Have a great week. Anne

7 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Anne,
I love your substitutions lists. I am spice/seasonings challenged and never seem to have the right ones on hand. I am going to copy this and paste it in my files.
Thanks with hugs,
Judy

Michael said...

Great list, thanks for sharing!

AL said...

Annie,

Thank you for the tips, we have a substitute for saffron knowing that saffron is a very expensive one, it is similar to saffron but less expensive.
Sorry for the late comment, I am catching up now.

AL

ysabetwordsmith said...

This is a good list. I've linked to this on The Wordsmith's Forge and on Cheap Cookin' (both LiveJournal).

ysabetwordsmith said...

This is a good list. I've linked to this on The Wordsmith's Forge and on Cheap Cookin' (both LiveJournal).

AL said...

Hi Anne,

I have an award waiting for you.

http://burntricerepublic.blogspot.com/2009/09/all-about-awards.html

AL

Two Dog House said...

I too love to bake and be in the kitchen. My favorite substitutions are with my banana bread recipe. Instead of banana's I will use apple butter, canned pumpkin or applesauce. Thanks for all of your great ideas!