Sunday, May 26, 2013

Herb and Spice Substitutions

I found this very cool table on a mom blogger's site that she said was from

Herb Substitutions
BasilOregano or thyme
ChervilTarragon or parsley
ChiveGreen onion; onion; or leek
Italian SeasoningBlend of any of these: basil, oregano, rosemary, and ground red pepper
MarjoramBasil; thyme; or savory
MintBasil; marjoram; or rosemary
OreganoThyme or basil
ParsleyChervil or cilantro
Poultry SeasoningSage plus a blend of any of these: thyme, marjoram, savory, black pepper, and rosemary
Red PepperDash bottled hot pepper sauce or black pepper
RosemaryThyme; tarragon; or savory
SagePoultry seasoning; savory; marjoram; or rosemary
SavoryThyme; marjoram; or sage
TarragonChervil; dash fennel seed; or dash aniseed
ThymeBasil; marjoram; oregano; or savory

Spice Substitutions
AllspiceCinnamon; cassia; dash of nutmeg or mace; or dash of cloves
AniseedFennel seed or a few drops anise extract
Chili PowderDash bottled hot pepper sauce plus a combination of oregano and cumin
CinnamonNutmeg or allspice (use only 1/4 of the amount)
ClovesAllspice; cinnamon; or nutmeg
CuminChili powder
GingerAllspice; cinnamon; mace; or nutmeg
MaceAllspice; cinnamon; ginger; or nutmeg
NutmegCinnamon; ginger; or mace
SaffronDash turmeric (for color)