NO Caraway Seeds? Need a substitution idea?/
- poached Dec 3, 2008 02:43 PM
No Caraway seeds in the cupboard like I thought. Can Anybody think of a spice/ herb/seed I could use in place? I think my soup will need that kind of a powerful flavor. CHders Thanks.
I'm pretty well stocked otherwise
The only thing I can think of that even comes close (and it's not all that close) would be Fennel Seed. Inasmuch is it's a soup you're working with, some Cumin might hold up to the flavor demands you describe.
Depending on the type of soup, you can use a combination of celery seed and thyme, or juniper berries.
I substituted a combo of cumin seeds and some mustard seed. Worked out great. ( cheesy Cauliflower soup)
Even better bonus was that I remembered I still had a partial loaf of good crusty rye bread so I toasted it up and served with the soup. Caraway in the end as it turned out.