This is Herbs and Spices week in the Build a Frugal Pantry series. This family of ingredients is a great addition to your cupboards. Herbs and spices take up little room and can add quite a punch to your recipes, both savory and sweet. A small bottle of something can be quite pricey, but if you buy small quantities from the bulk section of your health food store or split an economy jar with some friends, you can get quite a bang for your buck.
One of our favorite meals of late has been Grilled Shrimp Tacos, drizzled with Yogurt-Dill Dressing. So yummy. I mixed up a spice rub that we’ve enjoyed on fish steaks as well as shrimp. This is a great way for your friends in your spice cupboard to mingle.
Spicy Seafood Rub
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried dill
- 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Store in an airtight container.
- To use: Brush shrimp or fish with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning. Grill until cooked through.