Today I teamed up with McCormick to share with you The Flavor Forecast of 2015. I have to admit I am a traditional kind of girl and I don’t normally go out of my comfort zone when it comes to flavors. I like flavors like spicy, Mediterranean and Mexican flavors. However, when I go out and try something new, I’m like “Oh my gosh” this tastes amazing. What flavor combination is this? I re-read the menu and think how can I re-create this? But you know what? I rarely ever do. I just go back to the restaurant and order it again. But this year it’s going to be different. I really want to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. Now with McCormick’s Flavor Forecast 2015, I can take their recipes and make amazing dishes with different type of flavors. That brings me to today’s recipe which is Mango Curry Lime Salt.
I decided on a salt recipe because you can do so much with salt and honestly I loved flavored salts. I use them all of the time, but never ventured out and try making my own. This salt is amazing and so simple to make. It has a savory flavor from the salt and curry powder, but a little sweetness from the mango and a tad tart from the lime zest. But my favorite part is the slight kick of heat from the crushed red peppers. You know how I love my heat. 🙂 All of these flavors go wonderful together. Honestly if it wasn’t for McCormick I would never have dreamed of this flavor combination.
This salt would go wonderful sprinkled on a bowl of rice, quinoa, chicken, shrimp or even a veggie wrap. So if you have a dish that kind of lacks in flavor, this salt will zip it up. I like it best on plain chicken and brown rice. The recipe calls for coarse Sea Salt, but I am a fan of McCormick’s Gourmet Salt rather than sea salt so I used that instead. For the ingredients I used gourmet salt, vegetable oil, curry powder, crushed red pepper flakes, dried mango, and lime zest. Once you mix it all together, you store it in an airtight container. I used a mason jar to store it. Look how pretty the salt looks.
- ¼ cup coarse sea salt
- ½ tsp. vegetable oil
- ¾ tsp. McCormick Curry Powder
- ¼ tsp. McCormick Red Pepper, Crushed
- 2 tbsp. dried mango, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. lime zest
- In a bowl, add salt and vegetable oil, mix until well combined.
- Add curry powder and red pepper, mix well. Stir in dried mango and lime zest.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place. Break up any clumps.
McCormick has 8 new flavor trends to look out for in 2015. I have to try them all.
1. Global Blends On the Move
2. Liquid Revolution
3. Middle Eastern Mezze
4. Sour + Salt
5. Smoked Spices
6. Cookies Reimagined
7. Flavor Worth the Wait! .
8. Umami Veggies
You simply have to check out McCormick Flavor Forecast to check out the descriptions and to check out the recipes. You will see the Curry Lime Mango Slat on there under Sour + Salt.
So this year why not step out of your comfort zone and try something new?
Have a fab day!