Rodale's Whole Pickling Spice
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2 Tbsp crushed bay leaves
1 Tbsp cardamom seeds
1 Tbsp dried ginger root
1 stick of cinnamon
1-1/2 whole dried chili peppers (more can be used if you like it hot)
2 Tbsp mustard seeds
1 Tbsp whole allspice
1 Tbsp coriander
1 Tbsp peppercorns


Crush bay leaves. If you have cardamom in the pod, pound it with a mortar and pestle to extract seeds. Also pound dried ginger root and break cinnamon stick into small pieces to distribute flavors. Dried chilies can be broken or crushed into small pieces.

Combine bay leaves, cardamom seeds, ginger, cinnamon, chili peppers, mustard seeds, allspice, coriander, and peppercorns. Blend, and store in an airtight container. Use as directed in recipes.

Yield: 4 ounces

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