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desertdog

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Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Sat, 11/11/06 12:28 AM (permalink)
I love rubbing the Black and Red on my Rib-eyes a couple hours before grilling and the Jerk seasoning on the chicken.

What's your favorite seasonings from Penzey's and what recipes are you using them in?
 
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    EdSails

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    RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Sat, 11/11/06 12:36 AM (permalink)
    The Turkish Seasoning works great on Pork chops, chicken breasts and even in a beef pot roast that I made. I use the Jerk Seasoning a lot too, especially on shrimp and pork tenderloin. The Vindaloo Seasoning works well on lamb and chicken.
     
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      packerwmn

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      RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Mon, 11/13/06 11:12 AM (permalink)
      The Greek blend is great on rotisserie (sp?) chicken. I love their different peppercorn blends for my grinder. Living within 20 miles of the original store gives me an advantage! I just go in on a Saturday morning and browse until something peaks my interest. I have a large spice rack that is filled almost entirely with Penzey's stuff.
       
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        wheregreggeats.com

        RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Mon, 11/13/06 11:39 AM (permalink)
        Their shallot salt.
         
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          Twinwillow

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          RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Mon, 11/13/06 11:53 AM (permalink)
          I've been a Penzey's mail order customer for a long time. So, I was delighted when they recently opened a new store here in Dallas. I have been replacing all (with a few exceptions) of the spices and herbs in my pantry with Penzey's products. They are the best! And most all are less expensive than other brands.
          I can get 3 vanilla beans in a jar at Penzey's for the price of 2 elswhere.
          I especially like their "Chicago Steak Seasoning".
           
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            efuery

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            RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Mon, 11/13/06 11:54 AM (permalink)
            I like the breakfast sausage seasoning for pork sausage in the mornings

            the Chicago steak seasoning is very good on burgers
             
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              bbqjimbob

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              RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 12:42 AM (permalink)
              I love Penzey's spices. With Thanksgiving coming up, several favorites come to mind. For apple and pumpkin pies, etc, their nutmeg, cinnamon (I like their extra fancy Vietnamese Cassia- an order is in route), and ginger are unlike any I've ever used! Their Bicentennial rub is awesome for pork roasts, chicken, and turkey! My overall favorite is their Indian Telicherry black peppercorns- extra bold.
               
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                EdSails

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                RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 4:55 PM (permalink)
                I'm on my second bag of the Szechwan Peppercorns. They are even great on baby back ribs!
                 
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                  zataar

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                  RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 6:27 PM (permalink)
                  I love the Turkish spice, Aleppo Pepper and Smoked Paprika. All of Penzey's Indian Spices are great. Cardomom, Black Cumin, Turmeric, Kashmiri Saffron, and Fenugreek are wonderful. And you can buy Diamond Kosher Salt, my favorite, at Penzey's.
                   
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                    forurlungsonly

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                    RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 7:15 PM (permalink)
                    I went to my first Penzey's store a few months ago--unfortunately the closest one to me is about three hours away in Arlington, MA!

                    That said, I keep the Black and Red on the table to add to just about anything, and their Smoked Paprika is the single most delicious spice I have ever tasted. One of my favorite ways to use it is to add it to bread crumbs when coating chicken.
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 7:48 PM (permalink)
                      I am very excited-Penzeys is here in Milwaukee.I havent been there yet but it is on my agenda for this weekend.
                       
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                        Foodbme

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                        RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 7:57 PM (permalink)
                        I've been a catalog customer of theirs for years and they just opened a store here in Scottsdale AZ. I've used a number of ther chili related spices, Bratwurst seasoning, Pizza seasoning, poultry seasoning, Prime rib rub, etc etc. Their ALL top notch in quality & flavor.
                        I also like the idea of being able to buy small jars to try them out and they get used up before they sit on the shelf too long. I had some spices in the cupboard that were so old, the labels were written in Latin!
                         
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                          Sneetch

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                          RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 8:04 PM (permalink)
                          ...all of Penzey's curry powder blends are awesome! i also use their sweet hungarian paprika and diced crystallized ginger alot...
                          (i've given Penzey's gift certificates to foodie friends for weddings, birthdays, etc. - always greatly appreciated by the recipient...)


                           
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                            NYNM

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                            RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 11/14/06 9:26 PM (permalink)
                            I love to put a pinch of Apple Pie Seasoning in a cup of Coffee or Hot Chocolate.
                             
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                              pastagirl

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                              RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Wed, 11/15/06 8:18 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Sneetch

                              ...all of Penzey's curry powder blends are awesome! i also use their sweet hungarian paprika and diced crystallized ginger alot...
                              (i've given Penzey's gift certificates to foodie friends for weddings, birthdays, etc. - always greatly appreciated by the recipient...)




                              I always ordered the crystalized ginger from Pennzys, until I tried it from the Ginger People in CA, wow what a difference, their ginger rounds and gin gin candies are addictive (but in a good way:) event their ginger beer is worth the shipping to NJ.

                              Luisa
                               
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                                Charity

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                                RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Wed, 11/15/06 9:14 AM (permalink)
                                Penzey's Ozark Seasoning is Lucky Bishop's "secret ingredient" in many, many dishes, from simple broiled or grilled meats to home fries. We also like the Barbecue of the Americas and the Turkish Seasoning, and the Italian Herb Blend. I'm also very fond of the Sunny Paris blend.

                                 
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                                  MandalayVA

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                                  RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Thu, 11/16/06 1:04 PM (permalink)
                                  I'm also a long time Penzey's catalog customer--I love their vindaloo mix for my curries and I haven't bought garlic powder or vanilla extract from anyone else for years because you can't beat Penzey's. I only had one thing I didn't like--the horseradish powder. Everything else has been awesome.
                                   
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                                    EatWisconsin

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                                    RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Thu, 11/16/06 1:17 PM (permalink)
                                    I would say I use Fox Point and Adobo more than any other of their blends. I use them so much I have taken to buying the large glass jars. As for straight up spices, cumin and smoked paprika are my faves. My spice cabinet looks like a Penzey's catalog.
                                     
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                                      shortchef

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                                      RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Thu, 11/16/06 3:30 PM (permalink)
                                      EatWisconsin, so does mine. I love the smoked paprika, Fox Point seasoning, and just about everything else. The only thing I refuse to order is the four-color peppercorns, when I can get them elsewhere for a lot less. And I love their ground chipotle in just about everything except ice cream and cereal.
                                       
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                                        dbrandon

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                                        RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Thu, 11/16/06 4:42 PM (permalink)
                                        We get pretty much all of our spices through Penzey's, unless we need something in a hurry for some reason.

                                        I think the spices we get the most of are cinnamon, taco seasoning, and garlic salt. Also lots of cumin and chili powder for my semi-regular chili production. But there are plenty of others that we like a lot that we just don't use as quickly, like the Maharaja curry.

                                        Dan B,
                                        now thinking of making biryani this weekend
                                         
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                                          desertdog

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                                          RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Fri, 11/24/06 5:24 PM (permalink)
                                          WOW. Used the Centennial rub on my Turkey (breast) and cooked it indirectly on the grill yesterday. THAT was one great bird!
                                           
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                                            JRPfeff

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                                            RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Sat, 12/2/06 10:45 AM (permalink)
                                            Thanks for this thread. There are a lot of ideas and recommendations here that I have never tried. And I thought I had tried everything.



                                            There is risk in living near to Penzeys and/or The Spice House.

                                            The new favorite in my house is Shallot-Pepper Seasoning.

                                            Jim
                                             
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                                              MilwFoodlovers

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                                              RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Sat, 12/2/06 11:26 AM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by JRPfeff

                                              Thanks for this thread. There are a lot of ideas and recommendations here that I have never tried. And I thought I had tried everything.



                                              There is risk in living near to Penzeys and/or The Spice House.

                                              The new favorite in my house is Shallot-Pepper Seasoning.

                                              Jim

                                              Hey, how'd you get a picture of half of my spice cabinet?
                                               
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                                                EMH530

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                                                RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Sat, 12/2/06 9:39 PM (permalink)
                                                my dad introduced me to penzeys which I now use pretty much exclusively for all my spices

                                                I like Foxpoint, and sunny paris which is Foxpoint without salt. I use it on eggs, mostly.

                                                I like the Greek seasoning, and I also like country french vinagrette which i put on potatoes, chicken.

                                                i like the beef roast seasoning, for meat

                                                the cinnamon is also great and I got a sample of apple pie spice which was great, and I tried the new mural of seasoning which i like a lot on fish, and vegetables.
                                                 
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                                                  Rick F.

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                                                  RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Tue, 12/5/06 7:15 PM (permalink)
                                                  I try a lot of their stuff; I keep coming back to their black pepper, shallot pepper (which tastes like tarragon!), and freeze-dried sliced onions and shallots.
                                                   
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                                                    desertdog

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                                                    RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Thu, 12/7/06 5:14 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by MandalayVA

                                                    I'm also a long time Penzey's catalog customer--I love their vindaloo mix for my curries and I haven't bought garlic powder or vanilla extract from anyone else for years because you can't beat Penzey's. I only had one thing I didn't like--the horseradish powder. Everything else has been awesome.


                                                    I was in the Pensey's Scottsdale today...man that vindaloo mix smelled awesome. Do you have a favorite recipe you use it with MandalayVA? The lable suggested a pork and potato vindaloo but i would be curious to know how you use it.
                                                     
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                                                      4fish

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                                                      RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Wed, 12/13/06 2:55 PM (permalink)
                                                      I love the different chile powders. Chipotle is great when you want something with a smoky flavor and the ancho gives a lot of "pepper" flavor without the heat when you're making something for folks who don't care for things to be very spicy.

                                                      Smoked paprika is great sprinkled on seared scallops and shrimp, or on roasted potatoes.
                                                       
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                                                        Rick F.

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                                                        RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Fri, 12/15/06 12:48 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by 4fish

                                                        I love the different chile powders. Chipotle is great when you want something with a smoky flavor and the ancho gives a lot of "pepper" flavor without the heat when you're making something for folks who don't care for things to be very spicy.

                                                        Smoked paprika is great sprinkled on seared scallops and shrimp, or on roasted potatoes.
                                                        Now, that's helpful! Thanks.
                                                         
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                                                          sigmagirl

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                                                          RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Mon, 02/26/07 4:58 PM (permalink)
                                                          I also like ground ancho pepper and Bavarian seasoning. I'm not as happy with Mural of Flavor. I ordered some and asked them if it were similar to Tastefully Simple's Garlic Garlic, which I should buy by the gross. They were noncommittal, basically just saying "try it." I did, but it has too much citric acid for me. Would be good on fish, but I don't cook that much fish.
                                                           
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                                                            sigmagirl

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                                                            RE: Favorite PENZEY'S Spices Mon, 02/26/07 4:59 PM (permalink)
                                                            I forgot: My absolute favorite is Sunny Paris.
                                                             
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