Sunday, January 10, 2010

Red Monkey Spices

Months ago, I received an e-mail asking me if I would like to try some organic spices and spice mixes. It was from an oddly named Red Monkey Foods. I was intrigued, so I told them to send me some. I received a package soon containing some really incredible quality spices and I thought I'd tell you about them.

To start with, this is not a commercial, I am not being paid to do this. These are some wonderful spices to cook with and I am all about that. I received a bottle of Cayenne Pepper, Garlic Salt, Cajun Spice Rub, Mango Habanera Rub, and Pomegranate Spice Rub. To start with the Cayenne is not only fiery, but flavorful. You can actually taste the flavor rather than just the heat. My daughter loves the Garlic Salt for when she makes garlic bread. More garlic than salt makes it stand out. I've used the the Cajun Spice Rub in my Gumbos, Jambalaya, and Red Beans. It has such a depth of flavor, you can taste them all, not just salt.

I have only used the Mango Habanera Rub once, I used it in my sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving. Wow, I always give them a pinch of salt or some Creole Seasoning, but this really "kicked it up." As for the Pomegranate Spice, I haven't tried it in cooking anything yet, I have tasted it on a salad, (which is GREAT by the way) I would think this would be great rubbed on a pork loin, Cornish game hens, ribs, or whatever.

If you are striving to clean up your foods by going organic, then Red Monkey Foods have a great selection to choose from. Also, their name sounds fun and creative. Check out their site by clicking HERE and tell them RouxBDoo sent you.


1 comment:

  1. You need to try that pomegranate spice, that's the one that caught my attention.

    Our office has been closed because of the weather. Downtown Jackson has over 120 water main breaks. Needless to say no drinking water, potty water and in our case heating/cooling water. Also our data center is water cooled.

    Be glad when this is over.


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