- mkmccp Apr 22, 2008 10:28 AM
Anyone ever try Tajijn- a mexican powdered spice blend of ground chile (i?) peppers, dehydrated lime juice and salt? Sounds good, but need more info from those who have experienenced it 1st hand.
Its quite good... its major use is in Mexican coastal style appetizer salads.... Cucumbers, Jicama, Mango, Watermelon, Sliced Coconuts etc., you slice everything up into spears... sprinkle with Tajin squeeze of lime, or Tamarind salsa, or Chamoy salsa.... and you are good to go.
We love this stuff. I first found it in Phoenix on a trip, but then found another bottle at the local Farmer's Market from the guy who sells dried peppers. We especially like it on pineapple, watermelon and cantaloupe.
I'm afraid that I'm the only one who does not like Tajin.
It's too salty for me, and I prefer eating fruits and vegetables just as they are.
But, most of my colleagues, who are Mexicans, would never eat jicamas, grapefruits, mangos, watermelons and others without Tajin. They love it.
Saw this last night while grabbing a red onion - I picked one up to read it and I'm not sure what happened with it because it didn't come home with me (I'm sure I saw something shiny- I have zero focus lately) now I want it! Guess I gotta go back to Walmart. (sigh)
I love tajin.
It reminds me of the mixture you get when they sell you fresh fruit in Mexico. They slice the fruit(my favs being mango, Jicama, and pineapple), then they put lime, salt and chili powder on it. Tajin has basically all of this in the bottle just dry.
I use it on my Jicama Slaw at my place...