I love making my own Seasoned Salt; mainly because it is easy, economical, and tastes better than the store-bought variety. With only five ingredients (mainly those you already have in your pantry) this is an easy recipe to mix up in mere minutes. These ingredients are crisp and coarse, making it a great mixture for rubbing on veggies, fish, or meat – right before grilling. Not only will you be adding layers of flavor, but you will also be creating a nice crispy crust.
When you make your own Seasoned Salt, you know that it is going to be fresher and more potent than if you bought it at the Super Market. More importantly, I won’t be adding ingredients that are commonly found in the store-bought varieties … such as sugar, cornstarch and other additives. By making the Seasoned Salt myself, I can guarantee that only the finest ingredients are being added.
I would suggest storing your finished mix in an airtight glass container (I use left-over spice jars that have been thoroughly washed and dried). While this particular Seasoned Salt recipe tastes good on a variety of foods, I particularly like it on Grilled Pork. I rub the Seasoned Salt into the meat and let it sit for about thirty minutes before it hits the grill. It is absolutely delicious and offers a slight, but tasty crust.
- 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
- 1 tablespoon Fennel Seeds
- 1 tablespoon Mustard Powder
- 1 teaspoon dried Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- Combine all the ingredients and mix. Store in an airtight container for maximum shelf life.