Organic Italian Seasoning
Organic Italian seasoning is a classic and certainly has a home in any kitchen cupboard that faces the possibility of a big pasta night. Perfect for lasagna, spaghetti, and pizza, this spice blend is a delicious nod to the wonderfully complex flavors of Italian cuisine.
Sometimes you will hear this being called Italian herb seasoning, Italian herb blend, or Italian seasoning mix, but those names only serve to denote the same blend that has become a tried and true spice blend addition to the American diet.
When thinking about spice cabinets all over America, Italian Seasoning is one that is sure to be found in almost every single one. With so many people turning towards organics for their food preparation, we decided that an organic option of this classic spice blend was necessary to have on hand. There are very few people that can say the scent of all the herbs and spices at an Italian restaurant don't automatically transport them to a mythical land of good food, fine wine, and unusually loud laughter. We decided we should incorporate something into our inventory that would provide for the organic crowd while also remaining familiar and delicious. Organic Italian Seasoning it was.
In authentic Italian cooking, one will usually find only one or two herbs called for, though occasionally you will see the need for a few more. This seasoning blend is perfect for those instances, or for when you feel like adding a little something extra to your old family sauce recipe.
Our Organic Italian Seasoning is made of Organic Rosemary, Organic Basil, Organic Mediterranean Oregano, Organic Sage and Organic Marjoram. It is hand blended.
Italian seasoning is usually compromised of only different kinds of herbs, while pizza seasoning is usually herbs with some other ingredients like crushed red pepper and red bell peppers. These peppers are typically added to the blend because of the American tradition of spicing up pizza with red pepper flakes. Pizza seasoning is especially useful when eating a bland frozen pizza. It can transform the pizza from something less than flavorful to an enjoyable food eating experience.
Our Organic Italian Seasoning has a mellow, rich, savory herbal flavor.
This spice blend can be used in any pasta dish to enhance the flavor immensely. The lovely herbal notes will provide a more robust flavor to any pasta dish, particularly if it has a tomato based sauce.
Mix this blend in with some olive oil for dipping bread. When baking chicken, first coat it in an olive oil and Organic Italian Seasoning blend mixture and proceed. The result will be a deliciously herbal tasting chicken. You can use it on meats before grilling for a similarly subtle herbaceous flavor.
It is excellent when mixed with butter, garlic, and parmesan for a delicious garlic bread spread.
This blend tastes incredible on vegetables like potatoes, carrots, squash, or eggplants. Mushrooms are delicious with these flavors as well. Try frying some up in olive oil and adding some of this blend to them just as they are about to be pulled from the heat. The flavor will permeate without disappearing completely, which is common in cooking if the herbs are added too early. Sprinkle some Sazon Seasoning on them to finish it all off while creating a delightful Latin American/ Mediterranean fusion dish.
A good recipe for how to make an easy Italian dressing is to add three tablespoons of organic Italian seasoning, a half tablespoon of red pepper flakes, two cloves of chopped garlic, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to a half cup of olive oil. Stir them up and you'll have a lovely, light dressing that can take the place of any store-bought dressing or used as a marinade for chicken. You could remove the red pepper flakes from the recipes if you wanted something less spicy.
Dumping a pound of this stuff on your lasagna certainly won't make you any more Italian than the day you were born. So, use a little at a time for that cozy flavor of a delicious dinner from your favorite local slice of Italy.
Use sparingly and add more to taste as you like. Our blends are very aromatic and flavorful, and this organic blend is no different in that regard.
We have a plethora of other blends that could fit in with Italian cuisine like Tuscany Bread Dipping Seasoning, Garlic and Herb, Pizza Seasoning, Naples Seasoning and Spaghetti Seasoning.
Some of our favorite recipes using Italian Seasoning are Aromatic Herbed Chicken, Italian Wedding Soup, Hot Italian Giardiniera, and Homemade Marinara and Creamy Polenta. The conventional blend mentioned in all of these recipes can be easily substituted for the Organic blend.
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