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Reviving Leftovers: Oak City Spice Blends' is ready

Greetings, dear food lovers and seasoning enthusiasts!

At Oak City Spice Blends, we believe that leftovers have unexplored potential, a blank canvas waiting to be adorned with a fresh palette of flavors. With our spice blends, those leftovers can be reimagined and elevated into dishes that might just outshine the main event. Not convinced? Let's embark on a culinary journey together.


Our call to you is simple: don't let leftovers be an afterthought. With Oak City Spice Blends, turn them into the star of your culinary show. As you dive into these recipes, remember that with each sprinkle and pinch, you’re not just adding flavor but also tales from distant lands, traditions from ancient times, and most importantly, a whole lot of love from us at Oak City Spice Blends.

From our kitchen to yours, savor the flavors and happy cooking!

Michel - Owner

Stressed, Blessed, and Spice Blend Obsessed


The Power of a Pinch

Before diving into the recipes, let's appreciate the magic of spices. A dash here and a sprinkle there can transport a dish to Mumbai, Montreal, or even a cozy French café. The essence of Oak City Spice Blends lies in its ability to capture the essence of these global flavors, allowing you to travel the world from the comfort of your kitchen.


Garam Masala: The Soul of India

Our Garam Masala isn’t just a spice blend; it's a fragrant story of India. Encompassing the warmth of cinnamon, cloves, and cumin, among others, it promises to infuse your dishes with an aromatic richness. Turn your turkey leftovers into delectable samosas, where the turkey’s subtle flavors dance harmoniously with the blend's aromatic notes.


Turkey Samosas with Oak City Spice Blend - Garam Masala Northern Seasoning

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, finely chopped

  • 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp Oak City Spice Blends Garam Masala

  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp red chili powder

  • 1 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)

  • Salt to taste

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 tbsp oil + extra for frying

  • Water (for kneading)

Instructions:

Mix flour, salt, and oil for dough. Gradually add water and knead. Rest for 30 minutes.

Sauté cumin, chilies, and onions in oil. Add ginger-garlic paste.

Add turkey, potatoes, and spices. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Cool.

Roll dough into circles and fill with turkey mixture.

Deep fry until golden brown. Serve with chutney.


Island of Montreal: The Heartbeat of the North

With hints of mustard, coriander, and aromatic herbs, our Island of Montreal blend offers a modern take on classic Canadian flavors. Picture golden turkey croquettes, where the meat's tender insides are encased in a crispy breadcrumb crust, all enhanced by this vibrant spice blend.

Turkey Croquettes with Oak City Spice Blend - Island of Montreal Seasoning

  • 2 cups turkey, finely chopped

  • 1 cup mashed potatoes

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 tsp Oak City Spice Blends Island of Montreal

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions:

In a bowl, combine the chopped turkey, mashed potatoes, parmesan cheese, parsley, Island of Montreal, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

Shape the mixture into small oval rolls.

Dip each croquette into the beaten eggs, then coat with breadcrumbs.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.

Fry the croquettes until golden brown on all sides.

Place on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Serve hot with your preferred dipping sauce.


Herbs de Provence: A Whiff of French Countryside

Light, fragrant, and undeniably French, Herbs de Provence is your passport to southern France. Ham and cheese find their sophisticated avatar in our savory crepes, where the mellow notes of the ham are uplifted by this fragrant blend.

Ham & Cheese Savory Crepes with Oak City Spice Blend - Herbs de Provence Seasoning

  • 1 cup leftover ham, diced

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon Oak City Spice Blends Herbs de Provence

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 2 tbsp melted butter

  • 1 cup grated cheese (like Gruyère or Swiss)

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Whisk flour, eggs, milk, melted butter, Herbs de Provence, salt, and pepper until smooth.

Heat a non-stick skillet and pour 1/4 cup of batter, swirling to coat the base. Cook until golden, flip, and cook the other side.

Fill each crepe with diced ham and cheese. Fold in half.

Return to skillet to melt the cheese slightly. Garnish with parsley before serving.


Lu Bao Seasoning: The Spirit of the Orient

Evoking the umami-rich flavors of the East, our Lu Bao seasoning is perfect for a pan of sizzling ham & pineapple fried rice. The sweet and savory symphony is heightened with the seasoning's oriental notes.

Ham & Pineapple Fried Rice with Oak City Spice Blend - Lu Bao Seasoning

  • 1 cup leftover ham, diced

  • 3 cups cooked rice (preferably day-old)

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots

  • 1 teaspoon Oak City Spice Blends Lu Bao

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce

  • 3 green onions, sliced

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or wok. Fry ham until slightly crispy.

Add beaten eggs. Scramble until set.

Add rice, peas, carrots, and pineapple and Lu Boa Seasoning. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes.

Drizzle with soy sauce and sesame oil. Combine. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with green onions.


Holy Smoke Seasoning: Comfort in a Bowl

And when the cold wind blows, our Holy Smoke Seasoning is here to warm your soul. A creamy ham and potato soup, with smoky undertones, is the epitome of post-holiday comfort food.

Ham & Potato Soup with Oak City Spice Blend - Holy Smoke Seasoning

  • 2 cups leftover ham, diced

  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon Oak City Spice Blends Holy Smoke Seasoning

  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • Fresh chives, chopped for garnish

  • Crispy Bason for garnish

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Melt butter in a pot. Sauté onions until translucent.

Add garlic and ham. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add broth and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and Holy Smoke Seasoning. Simmer until tender.

Mash some potatoes to thicken the soup. Stir in cream. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer 5 minutes. Garnish with chives and bacon.



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