Portuguese Allspice

Sean Telo's spiked sweet paprika is a new and improved allspice blend
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Portuguese Allspice
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Chef Sean Telo's spice mix hits all the right notes, blending together with an earthy balance capable of bumping up the flavor in any dish. Fold it into rice, sneak it into baked goods or dust it onto deviled eggs.

To learn more, read "Sean Telo's Secret Weapon."

Portuguese Allspice

Recipe adapted from Sean Telo, Extra Fancy, Brooklyn, NY

Yield: ½ cup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 10 minutes


5 tablespoons sweet paprika

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon chile powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground allspice

½ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

⅛ teaspoon ground clove

1 bay leaf, crushed with a mortar and pestle

1 teaspoon dried lemon zest (½ lemon)

1 teaspoon orange zest (⅓ orange)


In a medium bowl, combine all of the spices and dried herbs. Zest the lemon and orange over the spice mix and stir to combine. Cover and store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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