The dried, ground seed of the annual of the parsley family, Cuminum cyminum L.
• Add to cabbage, tomato sauce, curry dishes, beef stew, meat loaf, Mexican-style baked eggs, and marinades for shish kebab and wild game.
• Use to season Mexican-style rice, tacos, enchiladas, chili, tomato sauce and beef stew.
• For extra flavor add 1/2 tsp. to 1 cup salsa or 1/2 cup fajita marinade.
• Stir 1/2 tsp. into 4 cups black bean, lentil or chicken soups.
Serves: Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Prep time: 15 mins