For the record–most people need amounts in order to duplicate a recipe. We tried this after watching you and messed up on proportions and it didn’t come out the same as when you did it. Please be a little more specific.
Thinking back about 14 years ago, I remember wanting to know how to make tuna salad. You gave me a list of ingredients, and I asked how much of each. “I don’t know,” you replied. “As much as you need.” If those directions worked for tuna salad, why can’t they work for a spice mix, too? You mix it up, taste it, evaluate the proportions, and correct it as need be.
Oh well, I’m not going to argue with you. Instead, I went down into the kitchen and made a batch of the spice mix and measured how much of everything went into it. I hope you enjoy the spice mix as presented here, but feel free to taste and adjust according to your own palate: too bitter? Add a bit of sugar. Too spicy? Add a bit of everything but the pepper. You get the idea.
Spicy-Sweet Spice Mix (great as a seasoning for grilled pineapple!)
- Cinnamon: .3 oz by weight (approx 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons)
- Salt: .2 oz by weight (approx. 1 teaspoon)
- Crushed red pepper: .2 oz by weight (approx. 1 tablespoon)
- Sugar [optional---not necessary for pineapple but useful when the spice mix is being used on something less naturally sweet]: .2 oz by weight (approx. 1 teaspoon)
- Allspice: .1 oz by weight (approx. 1 teaspoon)
Yield: 1 ounce by weight (3 tablespoons by volume)
Hope this helps!