Spice Mixes Recipe Ideas
Here are some ideas on how you can use Phil's Fixin's spice mixes:
You can also adjust the quantities to your personal taste, 3/4 cup or 1 1/4 cup instead of 1 cup. (I prefer 1 & 1/4 cup of sour cream with 3/4 cup of mayonnaise.)
If you buy 250g of sour cream (1 cup) you can use the empty container to measure out the mayonnaise...no measuring cup to wash!
If you make the dip with spreadable cream cheese use it as a spread on sandwiches, bagels, or toast instead of butter.
Melt 1 lb. of butter and mix in your favourite spice mix, then let it harden (you can use butter moulds available on Amazon.) Use this spiced butter on steaks, baked potatoes, toasted baguette slices, etc.
Mix your favourite spice mix with mayonnaise and brush it on chicken breast. legs, and wings before you BBQ or fry it.
Take 1/2 a package of Phil's Fixin's, mix it with some buttermilk, and marinate chicken breasts, wings, or legs in the fridge for an hour or so. Take the other 1/2 of the dip mix, mix it with bread crumbs, then dip the chicken in the bread crumbs and fry.
Use a rotisserie basket on your BBQ, and toss the wings in a bowl with your favourite spice mix. (You could split the wings into 2 or 3 batches and have a variety of flavours!)
Take your baked potatoes to the next level. Make the dip with all sour cream and add a sizeable dollop to each baked potato! Have several flavours at your next family dinner.
Save money and make your own hamburger patties. Take your favourite ground beef and add chopped onions, jalapenos, mushrooms, or whatever, then season the mixture with your favourite dip mix. Then press them into patties. Make lots and freeze some!
Take it up a notch, and replace the crab with lobster. If you're not crazy about seafood, replace the crab with pulled chicken or pork. Don't want to fuss with the oven, make it in a mini crock pot or even the microwave.
Make fresh, warm pretzels to enjoy with our dips! Here is my favourite recipe:Makes: 8
Hands-on Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 ½ hours
- 1 ½ cups Lukewarm water (100F)
- 1 tbsp Granulated sugar
- 2 ½ tsp Active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp Melted unsalted butter or vegetable oil
- 3 to 3 ½ cups All-purpose flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ cup Baking soda
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp 2% Milk or water
- Optional: Course sea salt
- In a large bowl, combine ¼ cup of lukewarm water and the sugar until it’s dissolved. Sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
- In the same bowl, mix the remaining lukewarm water and the melted butter.
- Add 3 cups of flour and salt. Using a wooden spoon, mix until the dough is smooth and sticky.
- On a lightly floured work surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic. Sprinkle extra flour if you need to prevent it from sticking. This will take about six-eight minutes of kneading.
- Transfer to a greased bowl and ensure that the surface of the dough gets greased all over. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free environment until it has doubled in size. This can take up to an hour.
- Punch down the dough. Divide into eight pieces.
- On a lightly floured work surface, roll each piece into a 20-inch rope. Curve each rope to make a horseshoe shape; cross the ends over each other twice. Bring the ends up to create a pretzel shape, and press gently to seal. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the finished pretzel on the baking sheet and repeat with the remaining seven pieces
- Stir the baking soda into a large saucepan of boiling water. Gently lower the pretzels into the water, one or two at a time. Cook them for 30 seconds. Using a skimmer or a large spatula, remove pretzels from the water and return them to the baking sheet, placing them 2 inches apart.
- Preheat the oven to 400F. In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk. Brush the tops of the pretzels with the egg-milk mixture. Sprinkle with coarse salt if desired.
- Bake on the top and bottom third of the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown on top, rotating the baking trays halfway. While the pretzels bake, whip up your favourite Phil's Fixin's dip!
- Let cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for 10 minutes. Serve them warm with the dip of your choice, available at Phil’s Fixin’s!
Spread a package of our spice mix on a shallow plate. Cover all 6 sides of a 225g block of full-fat cream cheese (not spreadable cream cheese.) Then smoke it for about 1 hour at 225 F. I like to use mesquite wood chips. Serve warm with your favourite crackers.