Regional flavors are trending in the food world as consumers expand their palates and experiment with flavors from around the globe. Here is a roundup of the newest seasonings to hit store shelves that will take taste buds on a world tour to places like Jamaica, Italy, Morocco, and beyond.
Borgo de’ Medici Porcini & Garlic Sea Salt. This salt is made with porcini mushrooms, garlic, and parsley, perfect for finishing risotto and meat dishes. Other gourmet sea salts from Borgo de’ Medici include Black Truffle Sea Salt, which works well with egg and vegetable dishes, and Citrus Fruits Sea Salt, made with lemon-flavored salt with citrus peels and Sichuan pepper. Borgo de’ Medici offers products made in Tuscany according to traditional production methods, containing no chemicals, additives, or artificial colors. borgodemedici.com
Casa M Spice Co. Jerked Chain Seasoning. Casa M Spice Co.’s original blend Jerked Chain is a dry-rub Jamaican Jerk seasoning that starts with a base of Casa M Spice Co.’s Chain Reaction season-all. Then, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and some brown sugar are added to bring out the tastes of the Caribbean. This seasoning complements chicken, fish, beef, pork, lamb, and vegetables. Jerked Chain is available in two heat levels, Original Blend, which has just enough heat to satisfy taste buds, and Uncontrolled Blend, which doubles the heat. casamspice.com
Epic Spice Napa Valley Chipotle Honey Rub. This smokey, zesty, sweet dry rub has main notes of chipotle chili, orange, and honey. The sweet taste provided by the honey combines with the smokey flavor of the ground chipotle powder and the acidity note from orange zest to create a nice balance. Use as a dry rub and apply to any meat or poultry evenly on all sides before grilling for a smokey sweet crust. Epic Spice Napa Valley offers hand-blended rubs and seasonings from selected spices and herbs from all over the world. epicspice.com
Frantoi Cutrera Natural Course Sicilian Sea Salt. Imported by Olive Oil Lovers, Natural Coarse Sicilian Sea Salt from Trapani is rich in potassium and magnesium and low in sodium. The sea salt can be used for cooking but also works well when used raw. Olive Oil Lovers is an all-service importer and bottler of premium extra virgin olive oils from the world’s top production areas and producers. oliveoillovers.com
Meat Mitch Naked Seas’ning. Naked Seas’ning is inspired by Meat Mitch’s World Championship competition-winning barbecue rub. It contains no sugar or soy, but still packs a mouthful of punch. This seasoning can be used on fish, steak, eggs, vegetables, and more. Other Meat Mitch products include Competition Whomp! Rub, Steer Season Rub, and Char Bar Table Sauce. meatmitch.com
Momofuku Seasoned Salts. The Momofuku Group has released the seasoned salts that it uses in its restaurants for consumers to use in their home kitchens. The Savory blend mixes kosher salt with pepper, garlic, tamari, kelp, and mushroom powder, and works well on grilled steaks and popcorn. The Spicy blend combines all the ingredients of Savory, plus gochugaru pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, dried chilies, and cumin; perfect for use in the slow cooker. The Tingly blend takes the ingredients of Savory, but adds Sichuan peppercorns; great to add to raw fish dishes and grilled shrimp. Momofuku Seasoned Salts are gluten-free, sugar-free, and made from the same quality ingredients used in the company’s restaurant products. momofuku.com
PS Seasoning Black Gold Garlic Pepper. PS Seasoning’s Black Gold Garlic Pepper has hints of garlic, herbs, and onion packed with a punch of pepper. Great on chicken or pasta, shimp or fish, roasted veggies, egg bakes, grilled corn, and baked potatoes. Founded in 1984, PS Seasoning & Spices continues to carry on old-world flavors and traditions of the past, while also creating new products and blends to meet modern-day demands. psseasoning.com
The Spice Lab Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning. The Spice Lab’s Nashville Hot Chicken Seasoning starts out fiery but is tempered with some sweetness and a mustardy tang. It is great on chicken, pork ribs, or chicken fried steaks. Season cauliflower with this blend before roasting in a hot oven and serve it with a cooling blue cheese dip. A woman-owned and family-run business, The Spice Lab’s product line includes salts, award-winning seasonings and rubs, premium spices, peppercorns, natural sugars, loose teas, and more. spices.com
Wing-a-Lings Burger Box Set. This gift box contains full-size bottles of the Wing-a-Ling’s Bone Dust Dry Rub, Baa Baa Blackened Seasoning, and Margie’s Mesquite Dry Rub. Along with these rubs come burger recipes. The spices contain no artificial colors, no additives, and no preservatives. Other Wing-a-Ling products include Over the Moon Steak Rub, Railway Rib Rub, and Bloody Mary Mourning Rim Rub. rub-a-dub-rubs-mfg.myshopify.com
Zen of Slow Cooking Moroccan Tagine Multi-Cooker Spice Blend. For this Moroccan Tagine blend, Zen of Slow Cooking partnered with Rumi Spices, founded by a team of U.S. military veterans. Serving 4 to 6 people, this perfect portion of spices contains top-quality, sustainably farmed saffron, whole coriander seeds, cumin, cinnamon, black peppercorns, and annatto. Best for slow cooking or pressure cooking easy tagines with meat, chicken, or plant-based meats. thezenofslowcooking.com
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Arielle Feger is content associate for Specialty Food.