Make Your Own Grill Seasoning

Grill Seasoning can be a great gift for the grill master in your life and this summer you can make it even better by making your own fresh batch of bottled spice mixes. The store-bought blends will do the job, but why not make a blend of your very own favorite spices. Also, It is fun, and you can explore different combinations. As a result, I make a different set of spices for fish, meat, and veggies. Here is what you need to know:

Carefully select your Spices

First and foremost, If you are on a budget, bottled blends will break that budget. They are expensive, full of salt and preservatives. Moreover, you will not get the flavor you are looking for.  For control freaks like me (you like to be in control of the ingredients that go into your cooking) then it is best to make your own grill seasoning.  

In addition, the combination of your basic blend of salt, peppers, garlic and onion powder can be boring. Why not add other spices like cumin, cinnamon and to up the flavor of your home-made grill seasoning. Basic blends include salt, red and black peppers and additional flavor from garlic salt or onion powder. Also, chili powder, dried herbs and warm spices like cumin, cloves, mint, and thyme can turn up the volume.

 

Preparing Your Grill Seasoning Blend

Also, what makes the preparation of grill seasoning mix a no-brainer is an ease that comes with it. Just combine spices, transfer to airtight container and you are good to go. By the way, I have a fool-proof method for storing my spices. Of course, I will share soon.

In fact, you can store your spices for up to 6 months before they start to lose flavor. For that special someone in your life? why not make custom labels and present this as a gift.  In any case, here are my 3 favorite blends:

Morrocan Spice Mix (Ras El-Hanout)

In my opinion, this spice Blend is perfect for chicken and Seafood.

  • 6  tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 tsp ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground cloves
  • 6 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground mace
  • 2 tsp  cayenne pepper
  • 4 tsp cornflour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ground celery seed

Fired-up Montreal Steak Seasoning

It goes without saying that this mix is a great companion for you Steak enthusiasts, but it’s also great for burgers.  Also, this recipe makes a large batch.

  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 8 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 cup ground black pepper
  • 1 cup granulated onion
  • 8 tbsp garlic powder

Garam Masala Spice Blend

  • 1 tsp ground cardamom seeds
  • 2 Tbsp ground  coriander

    Make Your Own Grill Seasoning Blend
    Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp ground mustard seeds
  • I tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp ground red chili
  • 1 tsp ground fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground fennel seeds

 

 

 

There you have it, folks! Want to try my garam masala mix in your other types of cooking?  Then see some recipes here.