Seasonings

Seasonings

seasoning.jpgSeasoning is the process of adding salt, herbs, or spices to food to enhance the flavor.

Seasonings include herbs and spices, which are themselves frequently referred to as "seasonings."  However, Larousse Gastronomique states that "to season and to flavor are not the same thing," insisting that seasoning includes a large or small amount of salt being added to a preparation. Salt may be used to draw out water, or to magnify a natural flavor of a food making it richer or more delicate, depending on the dish. This type of procedure is akin to curing. For instance, sea salt (a coarser-grained salt) is rubbed into chicken, lamb, and beef to tenderize the meat and improve flavor. Other seasonings like black pepper and basil transfer some of their flavor to the food. A well designed dish may combine seasonings that complement each other.

In addition to the choice of herbs and seasoning, the timing of when flavors are added will affect the food that is being cooked.

In some cultures, meat may be seasoned by pouring sauce over the dish at the table. A variety of seasoning techniques exist in various cultures.

Infused oils are also used for seasoning.

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    CARDAMOM POD WHOLE GREEN

    $2.25
    FRONTIER NATURAL PRODUCTS CO-OP WHOLE GREEN CARDAMOM PODS, UNBLEACHED, NON IRRADIATED, KOSHER, GREEN CARDAMOM PODS One ounce of Cardamom Pods is approximately 200 pods. Each Green Cardamom Pod holds 5-12 seeds and it takes about 10 pods to produce one...
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    CEYLON WHITE PEPPERCORNS

    $8.35
    White peppercorns are fully-ripened berries that are sun-dried after their red outer skin is removed. Gourmet cooks often use white pepper to flavor white sauces and other light-colored dishes because of its color and more delicate flavor. Suggested...
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    CUMIN SEED WHOLE 53g

    $4.99
    Frontier Kosher Whole Cumin seeds 53g. Suggested Uses: A primary ingredient in curry and garam masala blends, cumin seasons many ethnic dishes. Latin American soups and stews are flavored with cumin, as are Mexican meat, bean and rice dishes. While...
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    Frontier Organic Adobo Seasoning Literally meaning 'seasoning' or 'marinade' in Spanish. Adobo seasoning is an all-purpose ethnic blend quickly gaining popularity in southwestern dishes. This Adobo seasoning features the perfect blend of sea salt,...
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    FRONTIER GROUND CORIANDER 45g

    $4.25
    Frontier Kosher ground Coriander seeds 45g. Warm and citrusy at the same time, coriander seed is enjoyed in curries and chili, cookies and cakes. A sister to cilantro--both come from the same plant--coriander seed has a lovely, fragrant aroma once...
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    FRONTIER CARAWAY SEEDS

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    One of the modern world's most widely used seeds, caraway has probably been cultivated and consumed in Europe longer than any other spice. Enjoy its distinctive taste in breads, biscuits and cookies, or in salads and other vegetable dishes. Black caraway...
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    FRONTIER DILL WEED 10g

    $5.49
    Organic, Kosher Aromatic dill weed is more delicately flavored than the seed from the same plant. It enhances rather than dominates and is delicious in salads, sauces, light gravies, and with fish and grains. Botanical name: Anethum graveolens L...
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    FRONTIER GARAM MASALA 56g

    $6.75
    Frontier Kosher Garam Masala 56g. Indian cooks use it primarily to flavor meat and poultry, and they most often add it just before serving rather than during cooking. Recipes for masalas vary according to regions, as well as individual cooks, who often...
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    FRONTIER INDIAN CURRY POWDER 53g

    $4.99
    FRONTIER NATURAL PRODUCTS CO-OP INDIAN CURRY POWDER 53G. In India, curry powder is almost always made on-the-spot with a unique blend of spices the cook chooses. You can do the same, when inspired and time permits. Or you can also rely on one of these...
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    FRONTIER LONG PEPPERCORNS

    $6.99
    Frontier Gourmet Long Pepper Organic, Kosher 1.34 oz Grinder Bottle. Botanical name Piper longum. Once one of the most popular spices in the world, long pepper was used in Europe even before black pepper became widely available. Grown in Indonesia, our...
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