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Russian Red Spice Blend

Great Slavic flavors you can use on game, veggie dishes, stuffed cabbage, stews, and roasts.

paprika, cumin, and salt

Photo: Arlette (Flickr)

The bright red spice is Hungarian smoked paprika.

Great Slavic flavors you can use on game, veggie dishes, stuffed cabbage, stews, and roasts.

I love it on beets and in borscht. Try it on roasted venison or vegetarian goulash. It is also nice as a sprinkle on your stuffed picnic eggs.

Hungarian paprika can step in if you don’t have time to make this blend. Also try smoky and spicy smoked Spanish paprika. It rocks.

Russian Red Spice Blend

Ingredients

  • 1 stick cinnamon (1/2")
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 teaspoon annatto seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons orange peel, dried
  • 1 piece star anise
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 juniper berries
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder

Cooking Directions

  1. Place ingredients in a spice grinder and blend until a fine, consistent powder forms.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington and the author of several cookbooks. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.

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