As I mentioned, I use it all over the place, but it's particularly good on anything that would go in a burrito, though that may not be very descriptive coming from me: I'll stick just about anything in a burrito.
- Grind together in a spice grinder***:
- 1 Tblsp whole cumin seed
- 1 Tblsp whole fennel seed
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp whole black pepper
- 1 tsp red pepper flake OR 1 dry chipotle (not the kind that comes in sauce)
- 1 tsp smoked paprika*
- 1 large or 2 small dried shiitake mushroom*
**I once had a student who decided to sprinkle some on each and every element of his lunch one day. He declared it particularly good on the apple.
***We keep two separate coffee grinders: one for coffee and one for spices. When I was living on my own, I used the same grinder for coffee and spices, rarely minding a little bleed-over between the two. For those who want their coffee to taste like coffee and their spices to taste like spices, though, you can try a quick wipe with a dry towel or grinding a small amount of something cheap and neutral-flavored (I use a tablespoon or two of oats when I need to do this) to clear the grinder's palette.