Recently, Winslow Taylor from Recipe to Riches contacted me regarding his own line of spices. He wanted to know if I wanted to review them and I of course said, yes please!
I absolutely loved his Jammin’ Jamaican Lobster Bisque and knew Winslow had a great understanding of spices. An understanding that was way beyond my experience but I did warn him, don’t send me anything too hot!
He sent me a bunch of his products that he promised would not hurt this heat wimp. This post is for Brawta Caribbean Fusion Cuisine‘s “Everything Nice Seasoning” which I used in both a sweet potato soup and a butternut squash soup.
I sort of made my traditional roasted butternut squash soup. As usual, to save time, I made the mirepoix in the food processor.
I added half a roasted butternut squash and just under 1 tsp of the Everything Nice Seasoning. I wanted to start cautiously.
To add some Caribbean flare I added half a can of coconut milk.
Then I added 2 cups of chicken broth and cooked everything down for half an hour. My kitchen was so aromatic! So warm and filled with the scent of so many fabulous spices.
I like to puree my soups in an old retro glass Oster blender that has the engine of a jet. Makes it super smooth!
I topped with sour cream that had some lime juice in it. I also sprinkled it with chopped toasted almonds and pumpkin seeds, finishing with a generous grinding of black pepper.
Absolutely delicious. This was a wonderful soup. The sweet potato was even better than the butternut squash! Reg could not get enough of it. He wondered how I got the spices all perfectly harmonized and I had to admit, it was thanks to Winslow. Less than 1 tsp of seasoning and nothing else was needed. Such a perfect warmth with just a touch of spicy heat… Genius.
Brawta Caribbean Fusion Cuisine‘s “Everything Nice Seasoning” is more than just nice. It is low in salt. There is no added sugar and is made by hand. According to his site, the word “Brawta” is a Jamaican Patois word that means, “A bit more than the ordinary.”
A total understatement.
This product is magic. Most of the time I want to make my food from scratch but when you come across a product like this, it is OK to say no. Take a bit of help from the experts. Winslow learned how to combine herbs, spices and seasonings to create traditional Jamaican dishes from his mother in rural Jamaica. At this time, I can not compete. Therefore I won’t.
This product is $8.99 and worth every penny. I give Everything Nice Seasoning five out of five wooden spoons.
Uma Puma says
WOW that looks amazing!
The Happy Whisk says
Looks like you had great fun with this one. Well done, you.
peppylady (Dora) says
Haven’t made a squash soup but I do like them.
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