Choosing The Right Spices For Your Meat January 29 2016

As foodies, the flavor behind what we create is extremely important. As you transition between different types of meats for different dishes, it’s imperative that you make sure you're pairing them with the right spices to ensure a great taste.

Take a look at these spice recommendations for some popular meats you might be cooking with.

Adobo on Chicken or Pork

Although widely used on a number of dishes, it’s no surprise the many people favor Adobo seasoning on chicken and pork. La Flor Adobo consists of basic ingredients that create an explosion of flavor when paired with the right meat. Primarily used in spanish dishes, it’s a great addition when utilized with vinegar, soy sauce, and minced garlic!

Cumin on Beef

Cumin is a phenomenal way to really bring out the flavors of different types of beef. Available in seed and powder form, La Flor Cumin can play off of the qualities of beef ever so beautifully. You can fry cumin seeds until they pop and add them to a beef kebab or burger. Using the ground spice is equally effective, but be careful with your portions - it’s very powerful!

Bonus Tip: Add a bit of La Flor Coriander to your cumin rations for an added kick!

Cajun Spice on Fish

Bringing a typically bland tasting fish to life doesn’t have to be hard. Grilled and baked fillets will absorb the heat and flavor of La Flor’s Cajun Spice, completely changing the dynamic of the fillet. This works best on versatile types of seafood. Tilapia and Catfish are great places to start when deciding on a fish to cook with.

What are some of your favorite spice combinations for your meals? Let us know your what your favorite spices to cook with are via our Facebook page!

Spicing up your meals doesn’t have to be hard. With La Flor Spices, we have everything to transform your cooking into a decadent eating experience for any occasion.

Score A Touchdown With These Game Day Dips January 14 2016

Whether you’re in it for the game or in it for the food, playoff football is a wonderful time of year. Let’s face it, what’s better than hanging out with your best buds while chowing down on some delicious grub while the game is on the big screen? Don’t fumble the ball with a standard salsa or jar of queso - although we can’t lie they can taste pretty darn good. Score a touchdown and wow your guests with these gourmet game day dips:

Kicked Up Tzatziki: mix a grated cucumber with 2 cups of Greek yogurt and 1 small minced garlic clove. Then add 1 diced jalapeno, 1 diced tomato, ½ tablespoon of La Flor ground cumin and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro.

Get Crabby: if you’re like us and just can’t get enough crab, this is the dip for you! Mix 8 ounces of crabmeat and cream cheese, ¼ cup of heavy cream, ½ cup of parmesan and muenster and just a bit of lemon juice. Then mince 1 garlic clove and throw in some La Flor black pepper , ½ cup of basil and parsley and bake on 375°F for about 30 minutes.

Wing Attack: what’s a football game without wings? There’s nothing better than a crispy buffalo chicken wing to accompany that cold beer, but this time we’re taking the dip to the next level. Mix up ¼ cup of sour cream and red onion with ⅓ cup buttermilk, ½ cup mayo, 1 clove minced garlic and 1 tablespoon chives, parsley and chipotles. Then toss in some La Flor Adobo and season with salt.

When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform the football game into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy, America!

Spice Up Your Weekday Lunch January 12 2016

Turkey sandwich - bland. PB&J - boring. Hot pocket - need we say more? For those of us battling with the daily 9 - 5, crafting a culinary masterpiece for lunch sounds like a terrible joke. But believe it or not, there are a bunch of ways you can take that boring brown bag and fill it with something you’ll actually look forward to after those morning meetings.

  1. Chicken & Avocado Sandwich: take your boring turkey on white bread and kiss it goodbye. Substitute sliced turkey with cooked chicken breast, cut up a quarter of an avocado and a few slices of tomato and you’ve got yourself a simple, yet delicious sandwich. Add a pinch salt and a dash of pepper for some extra flavor and you can even take it to the next level by creating an herb mayo dipping sauce with our basil leaves.
  2. Buffalo Chicken Salad: prefer a lighter lunch option? Put your own spin on a buffalo chicken salad by seasoning the chicken with our chili powder and cayenne pepper. Chop up some lettuce, add a few diced tomatoes and pack your favorite blue cheese dressing on the side.
  3. Homemade Burrito Bowl: why order out when you’ve already got your own burrito bowl? This simple recipe calls for your favorite choice of rice, diced chicken or chop meat seasoned with some adobo picante, sour cream and shredded cheese. Load up a container with all of the above and you’ll surely make your coworkers jealous.

When taste is everything, La Flor is all you need to transform your lunch into an extraordinary culinary delight. Shop our selection of spices, herbs, and blends on the web - keep it spicy, America!