Here is my true to the original version and a pretty good copycat of Lawry’s Pinch Of Herbs seasoning. Recently I found a kopy cat recipe on the internet and wondered how true it was to the original. Plaudits go out to that recipe creator, for a very tasty seasoning. This copycat recipe however, should be more true to the original because of one unique advantage…. I am fortunate enough to have a partially used bottle. Being able to smell the aromas of its contents allows me to compare results.
Seasoning shelves in my kitchen comprise at least 100 bottles of various spices so it is somewhat easier to KopyKat the original. For the best broiled zucchini; a Pinch Of Herbs is a must.
The picture below shows each spice in the mixture, so this recipe follows the label’s ingredients in the order listed. It also contains no MSG as stated on the label. Since the label separates the salt and the garlic, I added each ingredient separately. I used a gram scale, adding each portion by weight rather than volume. I then translated the weight into volume to utilize standard kitchen measuring tools. I also used the nutritional label for sodium content. (83 mg per 1/4 tsp serving)
Lawry’s Pinch of Herbs listed the following ingredients on the container: sesame seeds, salt, sugar, spices and herbs (oregano, basil, rosemary, thyme) modified food starch, natural flavors and garlic. The aromas of cumin, ginger, sage and taste of cayenne pepper were present but must have been listed in the “spices and herbs and natural flavors”.
To make a small container like what was sold when originally available combine the following ingredients:
1 Tbsp Toasted white sesame seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white sugar
1 Tbsp dried oregano, crushed
1 Tbsp dried basil, crushed
1 Tbsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp powdered dried thyme
1 tsp dried powdered garlic
1 tsp modified food starch
1/4 tsp each of cumin,ginger, cayenne pepper, sage
Combine and place in a closed container to marry the flavors before using and Enjoy!!!
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