New Partnership Brings Destination Dining Flavors Home

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Holland America Line’s Collaboration with The Spice House Celebrates Destination Dining and Fresh Fish Program with New Co-Branded Spice Set  

We’re pleased to introduce the next chapter to our Global Fresh Fish Program through our delicious new partnership with The Spice House, a provider of the finest spices, herbs, blends and extracts. Later this month, guests will have the opportunity to purchase a special Holland America Line-branded Spice House set of four premium blends celebrating our cruise line’s unique culinary spirit.

In honor of one of our most popular destinations, The Spice House collaborated with us on a sweet and smoky Alaska Salmon Rub blend exclusive to Holland America Line. Dutch Table (smoked sea salt), Legendary Mediterranean Herb (all-purpose blend), and Far East Fish Curry (salt-free blend) are also featured in the set available for purchase on board. Whether you love fresh seafood, steak, veggies or other fresh ingredients, these spices will surely make your mouth water.

Here are some of the savory recipes you can enjoy at home with these flavorful spices from Holland America Line and The Spice House:

View of Alaska salmon dish by Holland America Line with fresh vegetables.

Citrus Alaskan Salmon and Pearled Saffron Couscous Grain Bowl

Recipe serves four.


4-5 oz each     Wild Alaskan Salmon (4 pieces total)
.60 oz              Holland America Alaska Salmon Rub
1 tbsp              Olive Oil (for Couscous)
1 cup               Pearl Couscous
¼ tsp               Saffron
1 qt                 Water
To taste           Salt & pepper
1 tsp                Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 pieces           Lemon Wedges (for salad)
2 whole           Cucumber (seedless, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced)
10 pieces         Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
Half                 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
2-3 cups          Mixed Greens

Cooking Instructions:

Step One
Marinate salmon with Holland America Alaska Salmon Rub & olive oil, then set aside.

Step Two
Place water, saffron, salt, and pepper in a medium pot. Bring to a low simmer. Add the couscous and simmer for 7-9 minutes until tender. Drain couscous well, toss in a bowl with olive oil and cool.

Step Three
In a non-stick pan, sauté and pan sear the salmon for 2-3 minutes on one side until it is light golden brown. Flip the fish and cook a few more minutes before taking it out of the pan.

Step Four
To serve, take 2-3 cups of mixed greens into a mixing bowl. Add the sliced cucumber, red onion and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle with your favorite dressing.

Step Five
For plating, take a bowl and add the dressed mixed greens. Top with couscous and then place the pan-seared salmon on top with a lemon wedge.

View of grilled steak dish by Holland America Line topped with vegetables and seasoning.

Home Cured Grilled Steak and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Recipe serves four.


4 steaks             Ribeyes or Sirloins
6 tbsp                Holland America Dutch Table Smoked Sea Salt
2 sprigs             Rosemary
4 sprigs             Thyme
6 cloves            Garlic cloves
2 tbsp                Butter
1 tbsp                Olive oil
10 oz                 Mashed potatoes
3 oz                   Butter
6 oz                   Red Wine Jus
4 pieces             Garlic Clove (roasted)

Cooking Instructions

Step One
To cure the steak, smother it with Holland America Dutch Table Smoked Sea Salt. Cling film tight and refrigerate for 6-10 hours. Once the steak has absorbed the smoked sea salt flavor and aroma, take it out of the refrigerator and wash off excess salt with cold water. Pat dry to make sure there is no excess moisture on the steak.

Step Two
For the garlic mashed potatoes, roast the garlic cloves, make a fine paste and add this to hot mashed potatoes. Finish with butter and season.

Step Three
Before grilling steak, marinate with olive oil. On hot griddle, pan sear and cook the steaks based on your liking. Medium rare would be the best recommendation. Once steak is almost cooked, finish the pan with butter, crushed garlic and thyme to baste the steak.

Step Four
Once the steak is cooked, take it out of the pan and finish with Holland America Dutch Smoked Sea Salt, per your taste.

Step Five
Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and red wine jus.

View of shrimp dish by Holland America Line topped with seasoning.

Holland America Far East Shrimp Biriyani

Recipe serves four.

Main Ingredients

10 oz              Shrimp or Prawns (cleaned)
1 tsp               Holland America Far East Fish Curry
1 tsp               Ginger Garlic Paste
1/8 tsp            Turmeric
1/2 tsp            Kashmiri chili powder
1/8 tsp            Salt

Rice Ingredients

1                     Bay leaf
3 pieces          Cardamoms
½ tsp              Cumin
1¼ cup           Basmati rice

Gravy Ingredients

3 tbsp              Ghee or Oil
1                      Bay Leaf
1                      Cinnamon Stick
1                      Star Anise
1                      Cardamom
4-5                   Cloves
1                      Onion (large, thinly sliced)
1 tsp                 Ginger Garlic Paste
1                      Tomato (finely chopped)
2 tbsp               Cilantro Leaves (chopped)
2 tbsp               Mint Leaves (chopped)
2 tsp                 Holland America Far East Fish Curry
1 tsp                 Kashmiri chili powder
¼ cup               Yogurt or Coconut Milk

Cooking Instructions

Step One
Marinate prawns with ginger garlic paste, turmeric, Holland America Far East Fish Curry spice, Kashmiri chili powder & salt. Set aside for 25-35 minutes.

Step Two
Wash rice a few times and soak for 20 minutes. Bring 4-5 cups of water to boil with bay leaf, cardamom, cumin seeds, oil and salt.

Step Three:
Drain soaked rice and add to boiling water. Cook the rice al dente (60 %). It must be firm. Drain rice using a colander.

Step Four
To make gravy: Heat pan with oil, and then sauté cinnamon, cloves, star anise, bay leaf and onions. Once the onions are light golden brown, add ginger garlic pastry until the raw smell wears off.

Step Five
Add chopped tomatoes, Holland America Far East Fish Curry spice, Kashmiri chili powder and salt to taste. Cook until the oil oozes out from the gravy. Add the shrimp or prawns, and after a minute take the gravy away from heat to avoid overcooking the seafood.

Step Six
To make Biriyani: Grease a pot with butter or oil. Add 1/3 of the rice to the pot and level evenly. Add half of the prawn gravy on top of the leveled rice. Add half of the chopped cilantro and mint leaves.

Step Seven
Repeat the process one more time and top with remaining rice. Seal tight with foil or lid. Cook on a hot griddle or in oven for 15-20 minutes at 320ºF.

Step Eight
Serve with raita, pickle and poppadom.

View of cauliflower steak dish by Holland America Line, topped with seasoning over chimichurri sauce.

Marinated Cauliflower Steak in Chimichurri Sauce

Recipe serves four.

Main Ingredients
1                       Cauliflower (large, cut into steaks lengthwise)
2 tbsp               Holland America Legendary Mediterranean Herb
1 tbsp               Paprika
6 cloves            Garlic Cloves
2 tbsp               Butter
1 tbsp               Olive oil

Chimichurri Sauce Ingredients
1 bunch            Parsley
1                      Red Chili
2                      Garlic Clove
½ tbsp              Holland America Legendary Mediterranean Herb
1 tbsp               Red Wine Vinegar
3.5 oz               Extra Virgin Olive Oil
To Taste           Salt & Pepper

Cooking Instructions

Step One
First, make the chimichurri sauce. Finely chop the fresh herbs and add to a mixing bowl. Add finely chopped red chili, minced garlic, Legendary Mediterranean Herb, oil and seasoning. Set aside.

Step Two
Cut the large cauliflower into steaks. Season the steaks with Holland America Legendary Mediterranean Herb, paprika, olive oil and seasoning.

Step Three
Heat a non-stick pan to medium heat. Add 2 tbsp of olive oil. Once hot, add the marinated cauliflower steaks and press down to sear. After 2-3 minutes, flip and fry the other side until golden brown.

Step Four
Bash the garlic cloves, add with butter and baste the cauliflower steaks continuously. Once the steaks are cooked, remove from the pan.

Step Five
To serve, place the golden brown cauliflower steaks into center of the plate and spoon the chimichurri sauce.

Are you excited about the new collaboration between Holland America Line and The Spice House? Which spices are you most excited to try? Share in the comments below.


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