For me one way to pack some great flavor in meats and veggies without loading up on butter and oil is to use spices! And, if you’ve jumped on my magic carpet travels over the past couple of years, you know that I love spice blends from around the world! In fact, in my new cookbook, ‘Ally’s Kitchen~A Passport for Adventurous Palates’~I’ll have many new spice blends that will make you think you’ve transported yourself to the continent or country where I found them!
One spice blend that’s close to home and is used in the South, as well as all over the United States, is ‘Old Bay’ seasoning. Their guarded secret blend of 18 spices and herbs dates back 75 years. It’s full of flavor and can make even the most bland and boring food taste great! We use Old Bay on seafood as well as veggies…it’s also great mixed in with some olive oil and used as a dipping oil! The Old Bay tag line’s so true ‘Battle bland food, arm yourself with Old Bay’!