Herbal pepper is one of those spices I grew up with. It was always available on our kitchen table back in Poland and I used it on almost anything, even on the top bread with butter.
Not being able to get this spice here in UK I decided to experiment and try to recreate this childhood flavour, below the result…
- 2 tbs dried coriander leaves
- 2 tbs ground coriander
- 1 tbs caraway seeds
- 3 tbs dried marjoram
- 6 pinches Cayenne pepper or other chilli powder
- 2 tbs mustard seeds
- 12 bay leaves
- Combine all ingredients.
- Pound with mortar and pestle till they are all crushed and mixed well.
Makes enough mix for small spice jar (about 8 – 10 g).
In cooking herbal pepper should be added towards the end for the best flavour.
To read more about Herbal Pepper Mix follow this link: Polish herbal pepper mix.
Recipes calling for herbal pepper: Creamy Puy Lentils with Herbal Pepper, Celery, Tomato and Carrot Soup with Herbal Pepper and Dill, Quick Spring Onion Quesadilla, Cream of Roasted Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Soup with Parmesan Crisps, Rice Salad with Tuna, Corn and Parsley, Leftover Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn, Black Olives and Leek and Couscous with Tomato & Zucchini.