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West Coast Flavors

Choose Your Own Adventure Trail Mix trio

The West Coast flavors from our American Pantry are fresh and delicious. Inspired by and perfect for seafood and salads, they are reflective of health-conscious west coast habits. Don't stop at these seasonings though, many spices like Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt and Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt, California Basil and California Paprika herald from the West Coast too.

For a grilled favorite, try Santa Maria Sea Salted BBQ Rub and read more about this local specialty, Santa Maria Style Barbecue, straight from the source.

Coastal Cali Fennel Pollen Rub

Fennel grows wild all over California and its pollen features a bold, yet delicate flavor. California Fennel Pollen is super aromatic with delicate, sweet anise notes. Even people who don't love anise or fennel can enjoy a dusting of this lighter, heady spice. Our homage to this unique flavor pairs perfectly with crab and lobster, native to California, and we think these are the delicacies this blend deserves.  For the full story, read Behind the Seasoning: Coastal Cali Fennel Pollen Rub.

California Citrus Rub

Salt is a flavor enhancer, so many salt-free seasonings taste a little bit bland. Not ours! We don't just subtract salt, we create a bold, flavorful seasoning from scratch. Using citrus, garlic, and chiles add tangy, aromatic, and spicy notes to round out the flavor. Most of our salt-free blends do not have a lot of heat, but California Citrus’s crushed red pepper gives it some added zip, pushing the heat to a 3 on a scale from 1-10. With a hint of heat & a whole-lot of zing, it's ideal for chicken, fish, and veggie dishes. This seasoning is perfect for marinades and grilled dishes.

Tarragon Shallot Citrus Seasoning

Northern California and the Napa Valley have many restaurants that are inspired by the finest French cuisine, technique, and ingredients. One of the essential French sauces, béarnaise, highlights the flavors of shallots and tarragon. Thus, the inspiration for this mellow and delicious seasoning. Like béarnaise sauce, this seasoning is a delicious complement for seafood, chicken, and vegetables.

Recipes

We have a bunch of tasty recipes for these flavorful seasonings. We can’t list them all here but we do have recipes featured on each spice's web page, so we encourage you to explore!

Choose Your Own Adventure Trail Mix
The best part of any adventure is the snacks you eat along the way. Our California-inspired version incorporates Coastal Cali Fennel Pollen Rub with Maple Sugar for a sweet coating for dried cranberries, butterscotch chips, assorted nuts, and sunflower seeds.

Coastal Cali Butter Sauce
Six simple ingredients come together for a flavorful dipping sauce that is the ideal complement for grilled shrimp and scallops or steamed crab legs and lobster. This quick sauce can actually be made with any of Savory's seafood friendly seasonings.

Citrus Marinated Shrimp Skewers
These couldn’t be easier, and the simple marinade used to baste the shrimp can be used for other summer skewers as well, like chicken, veggie, scallop...the possibilities are endless. Serve on a platter over greens, couscous or rice. Just take it from Clint who said he has, "made this recipe twice in the last 3 weeks. Love it. Light and filling for the summer months."

California Citrus Vinaigrette
This refreshingly simple vinaigrette makes a great non-dairy dressing for chicken salad or salmon salad. Use to dress green salads. Drizzle over grilled or roasted vegetables. 
1/3 cups apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 to 2 Tbsp. California Citrus Rub
2/3 cups olive oil
Whisk vinegar with 1 to 2 Tbsp. California Citrus Rub. (Tip: Start with 1 Tbsp. and add more later to taste.) Continue to whisk and slowly drizzle in olive oil until combined.

Tarragon Sweet Potato Steak "Fries"
This simple recipe for sweet potato wedges is upgraded with the subtle sweet flavors of tarragon and shallot.
1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1-inch thick wedges
3 Tbsp. coconut oil
3 Tbsp. 
Tarragon Shallot Citrus Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Sel Marin de Guerande Grey Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Microwave coconut oil for 30 seconds to melt it. Toss potato wedges with melted oil and seasoning. Spread potatoes in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 min., then turn wedges over and bake for 10 more min., or until fork tender and golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt.

Fresh Chive Pasta with Asparagus Cream Sauce
Making noodles by hand is simpler than you think. Pair them with a creamy sauce flavored with sweet tarragon, shallots, and lemon zest for the perfect fresh pasta. To make gluten-free pasta, visit our Gluten-Free Fresh Chive Pasta recipe.

 

Fresh chive pasta with red bell peppers, asparagus, topped with pine nuts

For even more classic flavors, check out our American Pantry or leave a comment with your favorite Southern flavors and dishes.

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