I tend to get pretty excited about a lot of food things but spice blends don't usually make the list.
But the other day I was in Trader Joe's and as G and I approached the food demonstration area I said to him, "I think there is something cooking with bacon!"
Instead, there were hash browns with the most amazing spice blend on top:
Ladies and gentleman, if you are a bacon-lover like me, or even if you just love the flavor of smoked anything, this spice is your new addiction.
A blend of smoked sea salt, paprika, garlic and basil, this new seasoning blend has become our new staple at the meal table. We've ground on top of just about every savory dish we've eaten in the last few weeks and I have to say, it brings out the flavor of almost anything, even snacks like popcorn.
The word from my friends at Trader Joe's is that while it is still new, it really hasn't been selling well, and if you know TJ's you know anything that doesn't prove its worth is often discontinued.
So, please, for the love of all that is good and smokey-flavored, buy this seasoning blend!
You won't be sorry...