I have combined :
- Black pepper
Hot Cayenne Pepper
Cloves (very strong so only use a small amount)
Ground mustard seeds
I tried out around half a teaspoon on my last meal tonight for the first time and was pleasantly surprised at the balanced taste I achieved; however, it tasted quite salty.
My question on this thread is, has anyone tried an experiment like this? And am I walking into a trap of hidden sodium? I don't believe that I am, I think it is just the way the herbs & spices are combined that give it this taste however it doesn't hurt to have a second opinion.