This orange-colored spice blend has been perking up salads, pasta, potatoes, hamburgers, and vegetables for years now, but I've never seen a homegrown clone for the stuff. Time to change that. While it's obvious that sesame seeds are a
major part of this blend, you may not know that the main ingredient is Romano cheese (in the bottle, it's been dyed orange by the paprika). Be sure to store this one in the refrigerator. You might even want to keep the seasoning in an empty shaker-top spice bottle. And if you're in the mood for some tasty pasta salad, just check out the tidbit below that comes right off the bottle of the original product.
2 tablespoons Romano cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
dash cayenne pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
2. Pour blend into a sealed container (such as an empty spice bottle) and store chilled.
Makes 1/4 cup.
The label of the original product includes an easy recipe for Supreme Pasta Salad.
"Combine 1 pound cooked pasta, 8 ounces Italian dressing and 4 tablespoons Salad Supreme (or the amount made in the above clone recipe). Toss with an assortment of chopped fresh vegetables. Chill."