Archive for Homemade Spice Mixes & Rubs

Scorpion Hot Sauce

A couple weeks ago I started my first ever batch of making fermented hot sauce, I used a variety of peppers, mainly the Trinidad Scorpion Moruga pepper and a handful of various other hot peppers. I also used pineapple, sweet onions and various other herbs and spices.

After a few weeks of fermenting I blended the crap out of the mixture and cooked it down  (do this in a well ventilated area.)

After that I ran it through some cheese cloth and added a thickening agent before bottling it up.

This was a fun project for me and I learned alot about fermenting peppers and vegetables. This is something I hope to continue for years to come. If you would like the full recipe that I used just ask. Hopefully next time I’ll be able to show step by step on how I made it.

Hot Pepper Flakes

Got the food dehydrator out and cut up a variety of peppers to make some hot pepper flakes that I use to garnish food.


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After everything was done in the dehydrator, I ended up with a spice jar of ghost and Carolina reaper mix that I will label as Dragon Fire, another jar of Habanero Flakes, a jar of Jalapeño Flakes and almost 2 jars of Cayenne pepper. I still have a lot of peppers to prepare. Did learn a valuable lesson today… grind everything outside and not inside the house.

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Homemade Chili Powder


2 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. each cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. oregano

Makes about 1/3 cup.

Measure all into a ziploc bag, seal and shake to combine. Pour into a spice jar or bottle.

Balti Masala Spice Mix

4 tablespoons Coriander seeds
2 tablespoons White cumin seeds
2 pieces Cassia bark — (2 inch)
1 teaspoon Fennel seeds
2 teaspoons Black mustard seeds
4 Cloves
1/2 teaspoon Wild onion seeds
1/2 teaspoon Fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon Dry fenugreek leaves
10 Dry curry leaves
1 teaspoon Green cardamom seeds
1/2 teaspoon Lovage seeds.

Measure all into a ziploc bag, seal and shake to combine. Pour into a spice jar or bottle.

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