Grand Prize-Winning Spice Blend Kenya Shake It was developed by Valerie Szlatenyi, from Wakefield, R.I. Valerie was teamed with Chef Todd Gray of the Equinox Restaurant in Washington, D.C. to compete in the final round of the 2004 McCormick® $10,000 Blend to Win Challenge, a contest that invited food lovers from across the country to create their own unique spice blend.
Mix all ingredients until well blended
Store in tightly covered jar in cool, dry place
•Stir Spice Blend into hot, cooked rice to taste.
•Jazz up meat and vegetarian chili and casseroles.
•Simmer 1 teaspoon with cranberry or other fruit sauce.
Pan-Roasted Flank Steak and Onions: Rub both sides of 1 flank steak (about 1 pound) with 1 tablespoon Spice Blend. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add steak; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until desired doneness, turning halfway through cooking time. Remove from skillet; cover with foil to keep warm. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet on medium heat. Add 1 large onion, thinly sliced, 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped and 1 tablespoon Spice Blend; cook and stir 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Slice steak and serve with onion mixture. Makes 4 servings.