Lost in translation – the Czech steak spice mystery

[tweetmeme source=”easyteas” only_single=false http://www.URL.com%5D

Czech steak spice in a jar
All over Prague, restaurants served delicious richly spiced grilled meats and kebabs. My inner carnivore was in heaven but I couldn’t work out the spicing. There was come citrus, a little chilli, garlic and herbs.

Not to be beaten by the mystery I headed for the market near to our hotel and many of the food stalls were selling spice mixes (labelled Steak Koreni) for meat. Case solved – I brought some back to try and ran the ingredients label through an online translation site.

There’s now always a jar of this mix in my cupboard to turn a midweek pork chop into something a bit special. It’s amazing for barbecues too – now that the summer seems to have arrived early.

To make enough to keep in a jar for a few meals, mix together two teaspoons each of:

  • Sea salt
  • Mustard seeds
  • Dried thyme
  • Coriander seeds
  • Cumin seeds
  • Dried onion or onion powder
  • Black peppercorns (one teaspoon)
  • Chilli flakes (up to you – two makes it quite pokey)

Grind together a couple of teaspoons of the mix as a dry rub for griddled or BBQed meat or mix with a little oil and lemon juice as a marinade. The smell as it’s cooking will bring tears of joy to the eye of any enthusiastic meat-eater.

Spices ready to grind

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Beef lamb and pork, Speedy, Student, Summer, Veggie

Subscribe

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Czech spice pork fillet « easyteas - May 3, 2011

    […] Here’s a quick recipe for the Czech spice mix from the previous post. […]

  2. Shepherd’s, cottage…pigsty pie? « easyteas - August 30, 2011

    […] spice to keep things interesting – paprika is good, as are ground fennel seeds, or go for Czech spice. Throw in a sliced onion and a red/yellow pepper […]

  3. Big Jubilee Lunch – recipe ideas to bring to the table « easyteas - May 28, 2012

    […] Czech spice rub […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: