Wednesday, March 30, 2011
in a pinch? try a pinch!
With a few basic ingredients you can create a homemade seasoned salt mixture that tastes wonderful on everything from grilled meats to steamed veggies; shake it on rice or pasta, scrambled eggs, French fries, almost anything. And, no MSG! Simply combine 3 tablespoons fine sea salt, 1 tablespoon good-quality sweet paprika (for something really interesting, try substituting smoked paprika), 1 tablespoon celery salt, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander.
Easily increase these measurements to make a larger amount to have on-hand for the upcoming grilling season, or anytime you want to add a dash of flavor.
The chicken (above) was sprinkled with this delicious seasoned salt mixture and grilled to perfection; later this summer during sweet corn season I plan to mix up a large batch of the salt, adding some to melted butter for drizzling all over those golden ears of summer sweetness, maybe with some grilled Texas toast on the side. Oh yeah.