Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

This is the French quatre épices, used in innumerable French recipes. It has a flavor all of its own, and is excellent for adding to all sorts of dishes. Rubbing it into chicken or pork before you cook them is a quick way of improving the flavor of these particular meats. Spiced salt will keep for six months, or possibly longer.


  • 2 tbsp coarse salt
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 blade of mace


Pound and grind all the ingredients together thoroughly in a mortar with a pestle.

Store the mixture in a tightly sealed jar in a cool, dark, dry place.