“ Brand: Schwartz / Type: Seasoning „
I stumbled amongst this product a while back and thought I would give it a go, since then it's become a staple in my spice rack for a number of reasons.
When it says 'Season-All' it really does. It's tastes great on fish, poultry and meats. Its great as part of a marinade and as a 'sprinkle on' whilst you cook. The product is full of flavour and while it is a mix of several spices Garlic and Chilies are predominant tastes. I wouldn't stay the chilies are overpowering in the slightest, I have used it in cooking for those who are not great fans of spicy cooking and have had no complaints.
The only downside with this product is if it's used quite a bit in a meal, it's not necessary to add any more salt to it. Other than that it is a great versatile product for the lazy & experienced cook that will enhance your meals no end.
I initially bought this when I was looking for allspice for a recipe. I couldn't find allspice, and in my haste "spicy season-all" sounded the closest thing to allspice. Those of you in the know will be aware that allspice is more of a cinnamon and nutmeg seasoning. This, however, is a chilli based seasoning. Anyway, that was about 3 years ago, and now it is one of my staples and one of my suggested products on dooyoo (I know, I'm a bit of a loser!). The packaging recommends this as seasoning for potato wedges and chicken, but I use it for pretty much anything as a lazy one-step way to add flavour.
It is great for potato wedges. I cut the potatoes into wedges, boil them for up to 10 minutes until they are just about to soften, then drain and add this seasoning to coat. I then add a little oil and finish them off in the oven on a high heat for about 25 minutes until browned. The seasoning adds a lovely reddish colour to the wedges and delicious crispy coating. Likewise, it adds a nice colour and cripsy coating when sprinkled liberally on chicken or vegetables before roasting.
I also add this seasoning to things like shepherd's pie, corned beef hash and bolognaise. It contains salt, pepper, garlic and chilli powder, which I would normally add to these dishes, so it's a quick way to add everything in one go.
Another little tip, is to use as table seasoning. I often use it in place of salt and pepper to add flavor to things cooked by other half - he likes things a lot blander than I do! So this has added benefit if other people in your household like different levels of spiciness.
Spicy season-all can be found on the spices and herbs shelves at the supermarket and is also available as a reduced salt version for those watching their salt intake. I did try this one once, but I felt the dishes were lacking salt when I used it, so ended up adding a little salt separately! The RRP is £1.63 for 47 g, but it is currently £1.43 from Sainsbury's and it's on 3 for 2, so a good time to stock up. It comes the standard size Schwartz bottles, so looks nice when lined up with the other spices and herbs in the cupboard.
Ingredients (I know some people like to see this)
Chilli Powder (Chilli Pepper, Cumin, Salt, Oregano, Garlic)
Dried Chillies (5%)
Anti-caking Agent (Silicon Dioxide).
This product is suitable for vegetarians.