Dealer Joe’s Ajika Georgian Seasoning Mix

Trader Joe's Ajika Georgian Seasoning Blend

 Only a fast hit at the moment, actually. Check out the brand new Dealer Joe’s Ajika Georgian Seasoning Mix. It is all orangey and reddish and dusty wanting, proper? Seems to be spicy. Now, in the event you might, open it up and take a waft – smells spicy too, proper? However that is not it – received some garlic in there, a little bit fenugreek, some coriander, heck, possibly if I might cease to odor the flowers I might choose up a little bit marigold too. Smells goood  with extra than simply spice going for it. Shake out a little bit in your hand now and look – little dusty clumps. Good, good. And moist a fingertip and take a small style…bam! Spice, spice, child. Chile spice, garlic, coriander, that fenugreek once more…tons happening right here interplaying with each other. There’s loads happening when taken on by itself…

Which makes it so bizarre all of it disappears when positioned on, like, precise meals. 

My first encounter with the TJ’s ajika was not the encounter mentioned up prime. Nah, i simply went for sprinkling some on some leftover rooster for lunch. Did not know the right way to take it, so I proceeded with warning…and tasted nothing. Placed on extra, and there nonetheless wasn’t a lot taste. Slightly extra and there was the start of one thing, however by then my meal seemed almost encrusted in spice, and nonetheless all I received was a little bit refined spicy savory style. Subsequent tastings with meals – veggies, on eggs – have been a lot the identical. Simply nah.

Which made my most up-to-date encounter, previous to scripting this, that rather more stunning given my first impression, and provides me a little bit future hope for additional implementation. Perhaps I am utilizing this mistaken and you may assist me out right here? I am pondering that maybe utilizing it within the cooking course of – maybe on some meat earlier than smoking or veggies earlier than grilling or some stew earlier than, nicely, stewing – somewhat than a final minute add on. Good issues take time, proper?

For now, it is a not dangerous combine, with some potential, and to be clear, is of Georgia of the previous Soviet bloc and never the Georgia that is within the southeastern US. Simply be clear…although possibly it’d work on peaches? Hrmmm. Will give a seven for now. 

Backside line: Dealer Joe’s Ajika Georgian Seasoning Mix: 7 out of 10 Golden Spoons