This is our all-purpose spice mix which includes a bit of zing from mountain pepper combined with a herb finish from the blend of lemon aspen, lemon myrtle and aniseed myrtle. It also includes a few conventional herbs and spices to round out the flavour and make it a highly versatile seasoning.
Wildfire Spice is gently spicy but is a complex flavoring and ideal for the BBQ, grilling and baking.
COLOUR – coarse, multi-ingredient, multi-coloured herb, spice and salt flecks
AROMA – complex, mixed spice nose tending to Mediterranean but with a wild woody Australian character and suggestion of pizza
PALATE – full chicken and spice mid-palate with pepper and mild chilli heat followed by complex herbaceous citrus aromatics and toasted seeds
Use it as a dry marinade or rub over seafood, meats, eggs or vegetables.
Try a heaped teaspoonful per 500g (about a pound) of dough or batter when baking bread or for pizza bases, crepes or savoury pancakes.
Use Wildfire Spice in burgers, meatloaf or other savoury mince meat or sprinkle some liberally over your next stir-fry, salad, pasta or pizza.
You can also add a sprinkle and infuse the flavour into red wine or mushroom sauces for steaks and chops; add some to warmed olive oil for that tasty dipping oil with some fresh bread or make salad dressings with oil and vinegar and Wildfire Spice to taste.
See what I mean about all-purpose?
I also like mixing some into sour cream and topping baked potatoes or seasoning kumara chips or slices baked in the oven. It turns boring vegetables like cauliflower and kale into gourmet treats (OK, so you still need a nob of butter as well).
Get some seed mix such as linseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and maybe some finely chopped almonds and add a generous amount of Wildfire Spice to make a delicious dukkah or spiced seed mix. As an alternative, dry roast the seeds and while they are still hot, add a splash of soy sauce and then mix this into some Wildfire spice. These mixtures can be used as a sprinkle for olive oil soaked bread or as a crusting over meats and seafood for frying, broiling or grilling.
The more you use my Wildfire Spice mix the more favorite applications you’ll find. I can promise you that!