Coyote Essence

I make a spice blend which I call “Coyote Essence”. It contains, in descending order of importance:

smoked paprika

chipotle powder

cayenne pepper

granulated garlic

onion powder

crushed red pepper flakes

fresh ground black pepper

dried basil



I won’t talk about quantities, not because it’s secret or anything like that but because I’m always futzing with it. This is the kind of thing that everyone should do for themselves, to heir own tastes. I keep it in a shaker and use it  a lot. I particularly like it on  popcorn and on  grilled corn-on-the-cob.


Do you have something like this? If so, share your recipe.