Basque Seasoning evokes the warm Mediterranean sun of the Basque region in northern Spain by celebrating the staples of Basque cuisine – tomatoes and smoky paprika. This ground powder balances the light sweetness of sundried tomatoes with onion, garlic, and paprika, giving the blend its signature red hue.
The Basques are the oldest surviving ethnic group in Europe, even pre-dating the Roman Empire. Basque Country, or “el Pais Vasco” in Spanish, has a unique geography that inspired its cuisine filled with a variety of seafood from the Atlantic paired with the Basque Mountains’ fertile valleys’ products including olive oil, fruits from trees, and meat and dairy. After Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco’s death in 1975, the Basque region birthed a world-renowned culinary movement from which emerged molecular gastronomy – a branch of food science that influenced a style of cooking that focuses on the effects of physical and chemical processes during cooking.
While the Basque Seasoning is versatile, it shines exceptionally well on grilled and fried seafood. Create a rub or marinade for grilling or use it as a finishing burst of warmth and flavor on your favorite dishes.
Sun dried tomatoes, Paprika, Salt, Onion, Garlic, Cellulose, Spices.
Create a rub or marinade for grilling meat and fish. Season your favorite grain, rice, and vegetable dish!