Use this versatile spice blend to season beans, fish and poultry.
Stir it into a pot of lentils, use it as the flavor base for chili, rub it on chicken before you grill it, or sprinkle it over fish before baking.
Don't make more than you'll use in a month or so, unless you plan to share. Once herbs and spices are ground, they quickly lose their flavor. If you prefer to add salt separately, omit it from this recipe.
1 chipotle pepper, stemmed and torn into pieces
2 tsp mixed peppercorns, or substitute black peppercorns
2 tsp smoked sea salt
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp dried rosemary leaves
1 tsp corriander seeds
2 tsp smoked paprika
Add all the ingredients to a spice grinder. Pulse and grind until you achieve a fine texture.
Transfer any excess seasoning to an air-tight container and store for future use.