Originally posted by flipperdipper
I've just read about this little snack in National Geographic and intend to try it for Christmas. My only problem is that all recipes that I've seen call for American ingredients like Chef Paul Prodhomme's magic sauces which are not available here in Ireland. Anyone got any ideas for good alternatives????
Greetings & welcome to RF. Many of the specialty seasonings you mentioned are easily duplicated at home with commonly found ingredients. May I suggest you do a web search containing the product you are looking for, and also words such as "clone", "cajun" etc.?
"Louisianna chef Paul Prudhomme, America's number one Dom DeLuise look a like, hit it big in supermarkets with his magical brand of Cajun spice blends. Chef Paul developed his seasonings after years of making little batches and passing them out to customers in the restaurants where he worked. Now his Magic Seasoning Blends come in several varieties and are produced in a whopping 30,000- square-foot plant by 38 employees. Fortunately, it'll take only one of you in a small kitchen to make a clone of one of the most popular versions of the blend. Use it when you barbecue, roast, grill, or sauté your favorite chicken, turkey, duck, or Cornish game hens.
1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage dash cumin
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in a covered container. Sprinkle on any poultry to taste.
Makes 4 teaspoons"