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Beaumonde Flavoring

Jean_'s picture

Beaumonde Flavoring (post #59889)

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Does anyone know the ingredients in this flavoring mix? I can't find it in any of my cookbooks.

Chiffonade_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #1 of 15)

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Could you please tell us where you heard of this? Could it be a spice mix that a chef has assembled (a la Emeril's Essence)? I went to the best spice site I know which is www.penzeys.com and they do not have it listed. I e-mailed them to ask if there was such a blend for sale.

Jean_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #2 of 15)

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It could be a regional thing. I have a couple of cookbooks published by schools or whatever that have recipes calling for this mix. I found some of the stuff at a bulk food pantry nearby but neglected to jot down the ingredients. One of the recipes that uses it is a cheese sauce for asparagus, broccoli, or cauliflower that is pretty good. I used some today in my potato soup and hubby liked it just fine. It seems to like veggies!

Joni_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #3 of 15)

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Beau Monde is a seasoning...Spice Islands makes one variety called Beau Monde.

Jean_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #4 of 15)

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So, OK, it's a seasoning not a flavoring, do you know what herbs, spices, seasonings are in it?

Carolina's picture

(post #59889, reply #5 of 15)

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Now, this is something I should know more about....but I don't. Guess it's one of those things we Carolinians have always taken for granted. I do know that Beau Monde seasoning is often used in South Carolina Low Country cooking. I have several recipes from Charleston friends which contain Beau Monde, but I have never given much thought as to what was in it. Just like I don't give much thought to what comprises the different chili powders and curries that I buy. Anyway, the only thing I could find out was this: Beau Monde is a combination of salt dextrose, onion, celery seed, and silicon dioxide.

Jean_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #6 of 15)

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Thanks, Carolina, that's not a huge list, is it.
Y'all don't mix up your own curry? I thought everybody did. :-) Now chili powder is no joking matter.

Chiffonade_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #7 of 15)

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The response I got from Penzey's...

Beau Monde is almost identical to our English Prime Rib Rub. The two are pretty much interchangeable.

Thanks for asking,

Kevin at Penzeys

www.penzeys.com

Jean_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #8 of 15)

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Thanks, I'll check their catalog.

MEAN_CHEF's picture

(post #59889, reply #9 of 15)

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You can live your entire life without having to use this crap.It's more important to be able to make a good chipotle in adobo. Don't worry about it.

tammy_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #10 of 15)

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spice islands has beau monde seasoning. i remember my mom using it for a great cheese spread when i was young. she had to have it ... otherwise the recipe didn't taste right. then they didn't have it. 15 or so years later ... i see it in the spice islands spice sections. all i know is my mom felt like it didn't have a substitute, so call your grocery store and have them order it for you. good luck!

dixie_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #11 of 15)

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I don't need the beau monde (yet), but I would sure like to know how to do the chipotles in adobo. I have a hard time finding them locally (Memphis, TN).

Holly_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #12 of 15)

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Jean,

I just happen to have a jar of Beau Monde seasoning in my cupboard. It was always my mom and grandma's secret ingredient in their "scrabble" or in today's terms, party mix. The ingredients list as follows: Salt, Dextrose, Onion, Celery Seed, and Silicon Dioxide. I must admit that some of these ingredients do not sound very healthy, but it really does make a difference in grandma's famous scrabble! Happy Cooking!

Jean_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #13 of 15)

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Salt, sugar, onion, celery seed--all pretty common stuff, the only thing I don't have in my pantry is a shaker of silicon dioxide--sounds like something you bring home in your shoes from the beach! ;-)
Thanks to everyone who responded to my question!

Mary_Sarber's picture

(post #59889, reply #14 of 15)

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Jean, Beau Monde is a MUST if you make dill dip, it gives it that extra something that you just can't make up...Try 2 tsp. dill weed, 2 tsp. minced onions, 2 tbl. Beau Monde, 2 tbl. parsley, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayo. I don't know how anyone made dill dip without it. However, it is the only thing I use the stuff in................Kat

Jean_'s picture

(post #59889, reply #15 of 15)

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That's interesting! The recipe that called for this stuff in the first place also called for dill. I'll try your dill dip too. Thanks.