Spice list in the world kitchen – Middle East, North American and Latin American & the Caribbean spice mixture groups

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In the spices list, there are some types of spices have been used widely in Middle Eastern, North American, Latin American and the Caribbean cuisine. They give the specific features that make the dishes to be more typical. And you may find out some familiar names in each group as below:

Middle East spice mixture

There are 3 typical spice mixtures found out from the spices list. They are Advieh, Baharat and Za’atar.

Advieh

Advieh is the very popular spice mixture in the Middle Eastern culinary. The main ingredients in this mixture are such as nutmeg, cumin, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. It is with the powder form mostly.

Baharat

The spice mixture is also called Bahrat in the spices list. The main spices mixed include black peppercorns, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, cardamom, paprika and nutmeg. It is used widely in Middle Eastern recipes with the powder form or fine crushed form.

Za’atar
Zaatar
Zaatar

The spice mixture gives the nice aroma for the meat recipes and vegetable recipes. It is the mixture of the ingredients such as marjoram or oregano, sesame seeds, sumac and thyme.

North American spice mixture

In the spices list, there are also 4 spice mixtures typically in the group of North American spice mixture such as Dry Rub, Pickling Spice, Poultry Spice and Pumpkin Oie Spice.

Dry Rub

Dry Rub is considered the spice mixture from Kansas City. It is used widely in the grilled recipes. The main ingredients are included in this mixture such as paprika, black pepper, garlic, salt and brown sugar. It gives the wonderful aroma and sweetness. Dry Rub is with the fine crushed form.

Pickling Spice

The main ingredients are included in this mixture such as allspice, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, ginger, red pepper, bay leaves and cinnamon. It is in the mixed status without grounding or crushing. It may be used in egg, beef recipes with the crushed or fine crushed form too.

Poultry Spice

It is one of the simple spice mixtures in the spices list with mixture. The main ingredients are included such as sage, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg and white or black pepper etc. The spice mixture is used widely in the chicken recipes with the powder status or crushed form.

Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin Pie Spice

In the spices list with mixture, pumpkin pie spice is the interesting spice. The spice mixture is used with the powder form mostly. The main ingredients are contained such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. It is considered the warm and fragrant spice mixture for dessert recipes.

Latin American and The Caribbean spice mixture groups

There are 3 typical spice mixtures in this group. They are Adobo, Jerk Spice and Chili Powder.

Adobo

Adobo is used very popular in Latin American and Caribbean recipes. It gives the nice aroma and slight spicy. The main ingredients are such as paprika, black pepper, onion, oregano, cumin, chili powder, and garlic etc. It is with the powder form widely.

Jerk Spice

This is the simple spicy mixture with the main ingredients such as allspice, black pepper, thyme and cinnamon. Jerk Spice gives the slight aroma and spicy just a little bit. It is with the fine crushed or crushed form. Jerk Spice is used in the roasted recipes, grilled recipes and soups.

Chili Powder

The main ingredients commonly in the chili powder in Latin American and The Caribbean spice mixture such as paprika, cumin, ancho chile and Mexican oregano. It is different a little bit from Indian chili powder and Asian chili powder generally. It is used in the roasted recipes, fried recipes and soups etc. Latin American and Caribbean chili powder gives the aroma, hot spicy and sweetness a little bit.  It is sometimes not so strong in spicy as some types in Asia. This type is used with the fine crushed form or powder.

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