Peppercorns are arguably the most used spice across Texas and with good reason. Not only do peppercorns have a distinct and versatile flavor that can complement virtually any type of food especially BBQ, but the spice is also grown in almost all US states, making it one of the most common spices in America.
However, Texans who have more experience in cooking know that there are a wide variety of spices that can be bought in a specialty international supermarket in San Antonio, Texas. Below are some exotic spices and seasonings that could really elevate an ordinary dish.
- Ghana Shito
Shito is a colloquial term in Ghana for pepper. But, rather than the usual black peppercorns, shito is a type of spice that consists of various ingredients such as tomatoes, garlic, and a handful of seafood that gives the spice a tangy and umami flavor. Although rarer than the others found in this list, Ghana shito can usually be found in a Caribbean store in Texas.
- Lemon Pepper
For cooks who want to introduce some zest to their dishes, the lemon pepper spice is a nice addition to the pantry. Lemon pepper spices are made from equal parts of granulated lemon zest and ground black peppercorns. The lemon zest gives an added flavor to the dish.
- Creole Seasoning
The Creole flavor is another level of complex. Creole seasoning typically consists of cayenne, onion powder, paprika, and oregano. People typically regard Creole as a synonym for Cajun. Although both could be indistinguishable, the Creole flavor is different because of the added oregano. Creole seasoning can be purchased in just about any grocery store in Texas due to its wide demand.
If you want to add more nuance in the flavor of your dishes, head to First Choice International Supermarket and check out dozens of exotic herbs, spices, and seasonings that can boost any type of dish.