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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beau Monde Seasoning Mixes

I make a lot of my own spice and herb blends which means not only am I on the lookout for common blends I'm also looking for those that aren't quite so common.  One day I was looking for recipes and came across a recipe calling for Beau Monde Seasoning blend.  Beau Monde is French for Beautiful World.  Now with a name like that how could I not try this seasoning blend?  A bit of research found that there are actually two versions of this seasoning blends and they are not interchangeable!  Most newer recipes calling for Beau Monde seasoning don't take into account there are two versions of this seasoning blend so unless specified use the New Beau Monde seasoning blend.  I decided to make a batch of each so will post recipes using each as I use them. 

old beau monde seasoning blend
Old Beau Monde Seasoning Blend is a spicy, warm blend suitable for poultry, beef, fish, vegetables, sauces and dips.  It was originally made by Old World Seasonings but is no longer available.   It smelled wonderful making the blend!  This blend adds a warm, spicy, aromatic, bolder note than the new beau monde version that follows below.  I also think it would be a bit overpowering for fish and dips so use sparingly to get the flavour you want. 

Old Beau Monde Seasoning Blend
source: unknown

1 tbsp ground cloves
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp ground bay leaf
1 tbsp ground allspice
 2 tbsp black pepper
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground mace
1 tsp celery seed
2 tbsp ground white pepper

Combine the ingredients and mix well. Pour into a container to use as desired.

new beau monde seasoning blend
New Beau Monde Seasoning differs radically from Old Beau Monde Seasoning.  This is the beau monde seasoning that was originally put out by Spice Islands and used mainly for dips and sauces.  It is light enough to be used for some fishes as well.

New Beau Monde Seaoning
source: Garden Gnome

1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp celery seed
1 tbsp sea salt
1 tbsp organic sugar

Mix the ingredients together.  Pour into spice jar to use as desired.

5 food lovers commented:

shabnamahsan said...

looks interesting...i'll definitely try it

LindaG said...

Thanks for the explanation and the recipes. :)

Garden Gnome said...

You're welcome :)

Laurent said...

Wow! Thanks a lot Garden Gnome. I`ve been looking for new Beau Monde for ages. Never thought about looking on-line for the recipe. I`ll try it.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for being the only person I could find with the recipe for the Spice Islands' version of Beau Monde! I made a batch of what everyone else was saying, but knew it couldn't be right with all those cloves and such. They even showed the Spice Islands jar next to their recipes! The company's bottle basically listed the four ingredients that you employ, and now you've given me the proper ratio! Thanks!!!