|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
It's fun to make your own seasoning blends and homemade mixes. You can customize them to your tastes. It's also usually a lot easier than trying to find these blends at the store. Make your own Beau Monde seasoning mix and store it in a tightly closed container to use in recipes.
Beau Monde seasoning mix is a combination of fairly ordinary spices that is a delicious blend when used on meats or chicken. It's also really good mixed with ground beef or ground turkey to make hamburgers. The phrase beau mode means "good society" in French, but no one really knows the origin of the blend or where it got its name.
This blend typically combines celery seed, onion powder, and garlic powder. You can subtract any of the spices called for or add ones that you like. Add some cinnamon or perhaps some ground thyme or basil. The bay leaf must be ground because this leaf has a very sharp spine that can cause injury if eaten. Make sure that the leaf is completely ground to a powder. You can also grind the celery seed for a more blended mixture.
Label this mixture with the name and date it was made. Use it in soups, stews, casseroles, and to season grilled meat and chicken.
Gather the ingredients.
In a small mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients: the salt, ground bay leaf, allspice, black pepper, cloves, onion powder, white pepper, nutmeg, mace, and celery seed.
Mix with a spoon until very well blended.
Pour the seasoning mix into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.
- To grind spices, use a spice or coffee grinder. Add the spices and pulse the machine as you would a blender or food processor.
- To clean a spice grinder, you can run some bread cubes through it. That will pick up any spice leftover, and give you seasoned bread crumbs into the bargain! If you're using a coffee grinder, clean it before and after adding the spices to avoid adding a coffee taste to your blend.
- Most spice blends will last about six months if stored in a cool, dark place.
- Make sure that you are starting with very fresh spices. The spices should smell very strong; if they don't, discard them and buy new ones.
- Always mark spices with the purchase date if they don't have an expiration date stamped on the bottle or jar.