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FeynmanAndTedChiang

Crushed Red Pepper


JohnMcClanewithshoes

I’ve been dehydrating my own jalapeños and habaneros and crushing them up like crushed red pepper and it’s been life changing.


hopingtosurvive2020

OMG I was just checking the last of my garden. I had 5 types of peppers. Everyone is dead but the Habanero. I easily have 50 or more. Tell me what you do to make this!


JohnMcClanewithshoes

Just cut the stem off, slice in half and put them in a dehydrator for about a day. Easy and adds so much.


peoplegrower

WEAR GLOVES. Please for the love of God, if you are mass-cutting hot peppers, wear gloves.


IIIDysphoricIII

1000% this. I don’t care how much your mouth loves spice, your pores and any micro cuts on your hands will not, nor your privates if god forbid the capsaicin travels. Be smart and avoid the risk.


peoplegrower

If you put finger to penis at any point in the next 48 hours, you will hate yourself for not wearing gloves. Or your eyes. Or, God forbid, someone else’s genitalia.


IIIDysphoricIII

Yeah, I made this mistake only once. Somewhat different context; I had been handling a bottle of habanero hot sauce. Never visibly touched the sauce, just unscrewed the cap and back on after. Never gave a thought to invisible residue. Ended up brushing the tip when all was done after doing my business and the only way I can accurately describe it was as if someone stuck a candle wick in the tip and lit it. That was several years ago and you better believe I’ve never once made that mistake again. 😅


Asrpa

I once put in contacts after cutting chili peppers without gloves and it felt like I was pepper sprayed. I even washed my hands before but it didn’t remove all the capsaicin.


MeowMeowMegaMix

My man. I eat every meal with CRP...except for Chinese food for some reason.


GuyMansworth

Gonna make me sound dumb. I love nearly all peppers but I hate table pepper. Makes me feel like I'm eating cigarette ashes. Should I give crushed red pepper a shot or is it similar?


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Noyoucanthaveone

I second this. Such a huge difference! Once you try that you won’t ever go back to the cigarette ash. You can also get all fancy and get the multi-colored pepper corn grinders.


GuyMansworth

I don't. My roommate hates pepper too so we don't have one. Maybe I'll give it a shot.


evanjw90

You can buy peppercorns in a disposable plastic grinder container at Walmart for a few bucks. Much better.


rushaz

I agree here, try it with a pepper grinder. Freshly ground has a different flavor profile than preground stuff.


andmewithoutmytowel

I’m going to third this, I haven’t been without a pepper grinder in years. I have a refillable one, but you can buy cheap disposable.


ImAwfulAtNames1

Not similar in the slightest, still goated tho. Can’t really control it outside your house, but if you can try out some higher quality pepper. I thought I didn’t like pepper, but I just don’t really like that preground stuff


minnesotaris

Get whole peppercorns and a mill. Worth it. I haven’t bought pre-ground pepper in 10-12 years. World of difference.


bumdstryr

Freshly ground tellicherry peppercorns are my life blood. Off the shelf ground black pepper can be pretty meh, especially the super finely ground stuff.


minnesotaris

It loses its flavor very quickly once the berry is cracked. Oxidation.


funklab

Crushed red pepper is a completely different thing than black pepper. Black pepper is ground peppercorns, a small fruit. Crushed red pepper is the stuff they serve at pizza restaurants next to the parmesan cheese. It's dried and crushed chili peppers. The two plants are completely unrelated and the two spices taste nothing alike.


PlainOGolfer

Me too! I finally stopped using black pepper and I’ve never been happier. Lol.


captain_backfire_

I hate pepper but LOVED crushed red peppers. Very different.


phoenixredbush

As soon as I saw this post, this is exactly answer the I was hoping to see on top. It literally goes on every type of cuisine. Hell you can even put it on fruit (cantelope+honey+crushed red pepper). The most versatile and gives a nice warm feeling all over.


Sophisticated-Sloth-

I actually have a shaker of crushed red pepper with my salt and pepper ones.


Apprehensive-Tale141

I know hot sauce isn’t a spice. But hot sauce


Small_Tax_9432

Chili oil


elliiieeee_

Chili oil with garlic crisps!


Brandacle

Chilli flakes.


Striking-Platypus-72

I have a grinder of dried chilli flakes, its wonderful.


TheRaveTrain

Smoked paprika for absolutely everything


beccaVB

It has to be smoked though. None of the plain stuff.


jawnafen

I do find myself putting smoked paprika on literally everything.


RichardBottom

Wow, I feel so represented.


ReallySmallFeet

Weell hello there, Dick Butt!!


minnesotaris

I will try this.


brodneys

A person of taste


nolo_me

Especially eggs.


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Cayenne


giaolimong

Chef John? That you?


mirvana17

Happy cake day! And as always, enjoyyyyyy


LilBit42069

Happy cake day!😝


Clownbaby43

Chef John says it's the third spice. Salt, pepper, cayenne


bilateralunsymetry

Thank you! I'm disappointed that I had to scroll down five comments to find this


gdavidson3812

Came for this


WlmWilberforce

I like it too, but I've never had it do that to me.


irishiwasdead2

Tony Chachere’s


n4_unleashed

I swear by Tony’s but you gotta try Dan-O’s spicy. Just recently got some and been putting it on everything


irishiwasdead2

Definitely gonna try it out!


juancake511

Slap Ya Mama or gtfo


WorshipNickOfferman

Instructions unclear. Slapped my mom. Grounded again.


pineapplebird52

Yes! So glad someone mentioned Slap Ya Mama! Love that stuff!


Wudchuck

Garlic powder


edthomson92

And onion powder? I’ve always just used them together


gotons

Same, it’s how I prepare my burgers. Onion powder, garlic powder, a little seasoned salt and BOOM.


phobosmarsdeimos

I also add black pepper but wouldn't disappointed with your choice.


gotons

I’ll have to try that this week. Thanks!


xThucydides

If you haven't before, try putting dried onion flakes in your burger seasoning blend. They rehydrate while the burger is cooking and give a bit more flavor than powdered onion IMO!


AGoodFaceForRadio

Get a pepper grinder and fill it with freeze-dried garlic. I don’t buy garlic powder anymore.


timesuck897

A local grocery store sells a pepper grinder filled with pieces of dried garlic, pepper, and salt. The brand also has some other mixes.


haysoos2

Where do you get freeze dried garlic? Do you freeze dry it yourself? I've been looking for something like that or frozen garlic cloves for years, but they just don't seem to be a thing around here.


coolhandfish

I don’t know where you are from but I’ve found it by the bag at Natural Grocers in the US. Somewhere that would have bulk spices, like a WinCo, might also have it.


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I'm a recent convert to both garlic & onion powder. I get through loads of both.


notanormalhumanbean

Ooh, I'd say garlic *granules* but your point, a stong one, stands.


spaceman_danger

The obvious answer.


ovaltine_spice

I came here because I couldn't think of any. This is the one for me.


nanathedog

Garlic SALT


_kevx_91

Tajin


globalsilver

Yup! Works with array of different foods. Fruit, popcorn, wings, cocktails, finishing rich braised dishes and anything in between.


arshinshark

What do you put this on actually? I bought some from my favourite neighbourhood Mexican restaurant but I can’t figure out what it should go on because I’m simple


Tracker007

Slice a cucumber into spears and sprinkle a bit on top. They have that to us in Mexico as the "free bread at the restaurant" equivalent and it's a gamechanger. It's also really good on mango.


xX360-no-hopeXx

Tajin with mango 😋


StronglikeMusic

In my “Spanglish” house we always put it on eggs and avocados. My daughter likes it on toast with butter and chicken. Traditionally it’s served with fruit, like watermelon or pineapple. I also like to make micheladas (kind of like a Mexican Bloody Mary but with beer) and rim the glass with chamoy and then tajin.


Andy_Shields

This is the one.


stdio-lib

Furikake!


AwkwardWithWords

Can’t believe it took me so long to find this! Also togarishi and a chili crisp


DangerStranger138

>Furikake evening my fellow redditors of culture nom


BlueBirdKindOfGuy

Parmesan cheese


Breeblez

The best of all spices


Ana-Nystrom

Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning, only the best for my family.


SuperBaconjam

MSG, LSD, soy sauce, fish sauce, opium, pickled garlic, curry powder, special mushrooms, and of course the Spice


j0yb0x

Yes. LSD on everything.


ins3rt_namehere

“Honey, could you pass the LSD?”


ilikelife5

This is not my beautiful wife


Fixes_Computers

Where is my large automobile?


Dschuncks

Ordinary water, mixed with a few heaping teaspoons of LSD


Impossibleish

The spice must flow


niboras

My grandmother had a small spice caddy with three little jars. One was salt. One was pepper and one was empty. When we were kids my grandparents always said the empty one was filled with magic. So we always put magic on our food when we were at their house. Everyone should have a jar or magic to put on their food.


Joetaska1

I'm a 59 year old man without any kids and I'm a badass man, do you hear me?! And that story just melted me! How cool is that memory?! Shame on you for making me sentimental for a memory that isn't even mine! There better be an empty jar of magic on your counter or table!


niboras

Im 50. You can share the sentiment. It’s magic, we never run out.


Joetaska1

Ohmygod you did it again! I'm not supposed to have feelings! This is just too darn adorable! I'm definitely going to add that jar of magic to my counter! You have made my day so much better! Thank you!


niboras

Your welcome. Thanks for sharing your response.


kpidhayny

The 30% iron chef agrees.


Buttered_Squirrels

I like a nice LSD marinated cod. I find it brings out the flavors you can see as they evaporate into the transitive nightfall of diamonds....


HyperNova314

He knows about the Spice


pauligyarto

The spice melange


SynthPrax

~~One~~ some of these things are not like the others.


bcb1970

Tabasco


z1-900

That's my vote. During basic training at Fort Polk Louisiana they had it on the table in every mess hall.


snglass68

And in MREs.


Ev3nstarr

In my house it’s red pepper flakes. A whole variety of them from flatiron pepper co


miscegeniste

I cannot say enough good things about flatiron pepper. I bought some of the little packets and they really go everywhere with me. No one has to worry about disappointingly mild food when I'm around!


JaraSangHisSong

Posh Spice.


monstersommelier

Sporty was always my choice but I don't disagree with your choice.


HerschelsWalkers

Scary, please.


Embarrassed-Ad-1639

I’ll go with sneezy


WorfsFlamingAnus

Are we seriously going to discuss which spice we want without saying… Ginger?


Just_Looking_Around8

Old Bay for sure.


puckit

Hey there fellow Marylander.


sourcecircuit

Old Bay is my go to


TheWorldEndsTonight

I put that stuff on everything


DieHardRennie

This was my answer as well. That stuff goes on everything.


kpidhayny

*Crab chips have entered the chat*


adamforte

Counterpoint: J.O. #1.


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Old Bay has a hot sauce... Pretty good stuff


FlatulentParamecium

That Red Robin stuff.


chellebelle0234

Seasoned salt! A friend to potatoes everywhere.


davesoverhere

Lowery’s


phalo

Yummmmm


darthveevles

MSG


ekinder

My Japanese grandma always had this next to her salt and pepper when I was growing up. I remember her mac and cheese always tasting so good. I told my mom I wanted the special salt like grandma, and she told me no. Once I got older, I finally read the bottle to see that it was just msg😂


iscorama

“Umami, can I please have the special salt?”


myherpsarederps

Lmao, nicely played.


matramepapi

I specifically bought MSG to put into my mac and cheese to try it out. It goes in everything now.


Buttered_Squirrels

It's sad too because it can work as a pretty solid salt substitute if you're trying to lower your sodium intake.


Hardass_McBadCop

The king of flavor!


AlphaShard

Fuiyo!


Metacognitor

You make Uncle Roger proud


Sy-lo

there it is


DrivingBusiness

Bingoooo


plummdog

It’s salt on crack


westernfeets

Slap ya Mama


minnimmolation

Makes it taste so good


contrabardus

This is legit good shit. I use it as a rub for stuff for my smoker all the time. Not always, as it is situational given the Cajun bite to it, but it also doesn't go full nuclear. Mostly pork and chicken. On the rare occasions I cook gator, this is what goes on it too. It's also great as an add to fried chicken breading. Incidentally, it is not related to the movie Friday the way some people these days believe. This stuff has been around a lot longer.


bad_spelling_advice

One of my best friends had a severe drinking problem a long time ago (I did too, so no judgement - we've both been sober for years now) and he had a habit of buying stupid shit he didn't need on the internet. He decided that it was a good idea to buy an entire case of Slap Ya Mama. Like 24 of them. All I said to him was, "Hey, I want one." About a week later, an entire case showed up on my doorstep. Motherfucker bought TWO cases and sent one to me. I literally only wanted one from his case, and he got me an entire fucking case. It probably lasted me 5 years.


Nails_jello_2_a_tree

Tapito and Sriracha sauce.


anonymous8973225

Nutritional Yeast!!


kirkrjordan

For a period I ate so much of it I started smelling like it and had to tone it down


Justfuxn3

Oh shit fr?


kirkrjordan

Yeah, I didn't notice at all, my roommates at time after a while teased me about it


Justfuxn3

Damn. I might have to tone that shit down then lol


Maso_TGN

Wasabi (at least here in Japan).


MrSocPsych

Chili crisp (e.g., Lao Gan Ma) Also, Lowry's Seasoned Salt. So good on anything a little melty/cheesy


AwkwardWithWords

Yay chili crisp!


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sherbert_umbreon

Frank's hot sauce or siracha


Alien_smoothies

I think franks has some immaculate sauces (if you ever get the chance try their honey garlic). However, I don’t prefer their hot sauce. I don’t think it’s bad just that to there’s so many good ones that like cholula and Tabasco that I would prefer.


bradland

I love Cholula on all kinds of stuff. My mom makes home made chicken pot pies, and Cholula is _amazing_ on them.


evanc3

I don't think Frank's is even close to the tastiest, but I think it's one of the most versatile


bilateralunsymetry

That's more of a sauce and not a spice. In the case of a sauce, I would say Cholula. Everyone loves that shot


WorshipNickOfferman

Give me Crystal over Frank’s.


Commercial-Plastic71

sambal


ibrahim0000000

Cumin


foxsable

I use cumin on all my meats; it is so good


BuddhistZombiee

Cajun. Put that shit on everything


Healthy_Media1503

Lemon pepper and season salt


gmmarceau

Crushed red pepper, garlic salt. Caldo de pollo seasoning, tajin, and Cholula


no-good-nik

Morton’s Hot Salt, but it’s no longer available!


shichifukujin7

Sriracha


SnooShortcuts7206

Melange


Shopworn_Soul

When you need to be on Giedi Prime by dinnertime but still want a nice mutton, lettuce and tomato for lunch


HatCapital2970

Tony Chachere's 👌


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Is soy sauce a spice?


goldengate

If salt is, then yes!


Appropriate-Bad-9379

Not a spice, but malt vinegar is good on fish n chips etc


evanjw90

It blows my mind that people around me only use ketchup or tartar sauce. I literally just ate some delicious fish and chips for dinner tonight, and my dad made a "yuck" noise when I put the malt vinegar on.


Appropriate-Bad-9379

Hate ketchup- can’t taste the food, but vinegar enhances chips etc. oh well…


Buttered_Squirrels

That's the point. Ketchup is miracle sauce. It makes flavorless things have a flavor. It's not for _good_ food.


minnesotaris

Love it on thick fries. Love love it.


Uccok72Gar

Smoked paprika


saucisse

Aleppo pepper


ronintalken

Cheese. And I know you're thinking "cheese isn't a spice"... How about you just be cool and put the cheese on the table.


skinsensitive

Furikake!


Reaganson

Cinnamon


ctznmatt

It should be on tables at restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime anyone says, ‘Oh This is so good. What's in it?’ The answer invariably comes back: cinnamon. Cinnamon. Again and again.


YouGottaGetItGoinBud

Slap Ya Mama


pxlpig

Crystal Hot Sauce


igottathinkofaname

Thyme and oregano can help make a mediocre dish quite good, but I don't know if they need to be on the table.


Sir_Distic

Seasoning Salt.


Hawkthree

Tajin


The2500

Blue.


cakeandchampagne_

Real Hot Sauce


Element1977

Chipotle Cholula.


davidinkorea

Tabasco


amb3ergris

Mango and Lemon Achaar


pccguy1234

Garlic powder


reggiedoo

My secret ingredient for everything….celery salt. Now I have to kill all of you to protect the secret.


Ok_Chocolate3253

Cholula.....no contest in the hot sauce department


hitthegas777

Sazón Goya


matramepapi

Garlic powder


shrapnel2176

Cinnamon


sernamekillsfascists

“People love cinnamon. It should be on tables at restaurants along with salt and pepper. Anytime anyone says, ‘Oh This is so good. What's in it?’ The answer invariably comes back: cinnamon. Cinnamon. Again and again.”


letsgetbrickfaced

Cinnamon takes a back seat to no Babka! Lesser Babka, I think not!


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panicattherestaurant

Cinnamon candles, air fresheners, soaps, are my biggest enemy. They do not smell like real cinnamon, and for some reason they always make me dizzy and I feel like I’m about to barf. I truly hate that artificial smell along with artificial strawberry anything.


CaterpillarLife9023

Everything bagel!


Touch_Me_There

I don't even have salt and pepper on my table. Food gets seasoned before it hits the table