30 ml (2 tablespoons) roasted coriander seeds
15 ml (1 tablespoon) roasted cumin seeds
30 ml (2 tablespoons) orange zest
2,5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) fresh jalapeno pepper (or smoked pimentón, or paprika or Szechuan pepper)
3,75 ml (3/4 teaspoon) sea salt
- Heat a thick-bottomed pan and roast the coriander and cumin seeds until they become fragrant. Keep them constantly moving to avoid burning them.
- Finely crush the coriander and cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle. You can also use a spice mill. Set aside.
- Thoroughly clean and pat dry the orange. Zest it using a microplane. Reserve
- Thoroughly clean and pat dry the jalapeno pepper. Cut in half length-wise and remove the seeds and white membranes. Finely dice it and set aside.
- Combine all the previous ingredients and the salt in a mixing bowl and mix well.
- Rinse your meat and pat it dry.
- Thoroughly rub a generous amount of the spice mix on the meat before grilling it.
Aromatic and full-bodied whites wines from the South of France based on chardonnay, grenache blanc, rolle and/or roussanne.
The idea here was to create a steak spice mix but only with ingredients that pair well with the aromas of white wine, especially ones from the South of France that are based on chardonnay, grenache and/or rolle. It is, simply, a tricked out spice mix that allows white wines to pair with grilled meats.
Spices with white wine make food so good, and I wish I could have known about this technique earlier. I am glad that I know this now, but if I had known earlier, I could’ve tried out so many different combinations already.