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How to Combine Spices Correctly

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
How to combine spices properly

Every novice cook needs a little help to be able to combine the most suitable spices for certain dishes. The right combination of spices can make the food we prepare either very tasty or spoil its taste, so we should not underestimate the power of spices.

Here are some tips that will definitely help us perform at a level in the kitchen.


How to Combine Spices Correctly

Basil is an excellent accompaniment to white meats, lamb, turkey and roast beef. Other spices which we can boldly combine it with are thyme and oregano, as well as dill and oregano. Basil is excellent for seasoning tomato sauces, pesto and Italian dishes.


Dill goes very well with potatoes and cucumbers, it is no coincidence that we sprinkle it on fries and cold cucumber soup. Perfectly completes the taste of salmon and yogurt and cottage cheese. The other spices which it is perfectly combined with are allspice, black pepper, ginger, parsley, cinnamon, cloves and onions. Salads can be served with dill, as well as village-style stews or soups.


What to combine mint with

Mint is a spice that can serve us well both in desserts and savory dishes. It goes well with pork, potatoes, peas, chocolate and fruit. It is ideal for serving fruit salads or ice cream sundae, as well as for decorating cakes. Spices that go well with it are: ginger, cayenne pepper, cumin and lemon.


Oregano is a spice that almost every meat loves. We can use it in dishes with chicken, pork, beef, fried fish as well as turkey. Gives completeness to the taste of pizza and tomato sauce. The spices it goes well with are basil, dill and thyme.


What to combine parsley with

Parsley goes well with fish, chicken, potatoes and eggs. With it, we can easily garnish soups or spaghetti, as well as salads. It is combined with onion, basil and tarragon.


What to combine coriander with

We can safely use coriander in the preparation of dishes with chicken, beef, pork and fish. Spices which we can combine it with are ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom.


With thyme we can serve lamb, pork, fish, beef and turkey. It is excellent with egg dishes as well as vegetarian dishes. It is combined with the following spices: oregano and rosemary.