Here is my true to the original version and a pretty good copy of
Lawrys’ Pinch Of Herbs seasoning. Recently I found a copy 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. My 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 its contents allows me to compare results.
My seasoning shelves comprise at least 100 bottles of various spices so it is somewhat easier to come close to the original. Try it on the best broiled zucchini; a Pinch Of Herbs is a must.
My method assumes that the percentage of each spice in the mixture, follows the label’s list of 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. The other online recipe had too much salt and too much garlic. 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.
1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white sugar
1 Tbsp dried oregano, crushed
1 Tbsp dried basil, crushed
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp powdered dried thyme
1 tsp dried powdered garlic
1 tsp modified food starch
A little goes a long way.