Have you ever tried a recipe that everyone is raving about and when you try it you think, nope, not going to try that one again? That has been almost every recipe I have tried the last couple of days. It is frustrating. The worst was some chicken burgers I tried. The picture was so pretty and I wanted like them so much. The burgers were quick and easy but they were sooooooo bland. I had to save them because I made them for lunch at work and I didn’t have time to make anything else.
Since there was pineapple in the chicken, I decided to make a pineapple salsa. I know it sounds strange but the sweet of the pineapple and mint goes really well with the savory flavor of garlic and cumin. This recipes makes a lot but it really goes with everything. It’s good on chicken, fish, mixed with rice, not whole30 but I have done it before and I am sure it would be good on things I haven’t even thought of yet. The salsa lasts a long time so you can experiment.
I am not a stranger to making my own spice blends. However, this blend is the first time I have ever made a spice blend grinding whole spices. All I can say is WOW!!!!! IT SMELLS AMAZING!!!! I am sorry for yelling but I don’t have scratch and sniff posts……. yet. Seriously, I could wear this stuff as perfume. I am very excited to try this blend in my next recipe. Mr. Iyer suggests using this blend instead of store bought curry powder in any recipe with curry powder. I used a mortar and pestle to grind my spices but you can use a dedicated coffee grinder to do it too. The first recipe using this spice blend will be posted on Monday.