With grill season is full swing, we love to experiment with different ways to cook things on the grill. Grilling is the only type of cooking my husband really enjoys and he takes his grill master responsibilities seriously. It’s funny how we’ve fallen into similar rolls as my parents. My dad was always the grill master and my mom was responsible for seasoning and prep work. She made the BBQ sauce and made sure the ribs, chicken, and steaks were seasoned and ready while daddy got the grill hot.
When we grill, we tend to do a lot of things at one time. Using charcoal instead of a gas grill takes a little more effort so once we have those coals going we try to get as much cooked as possible. We cook up all sorts of things: chicken, salmon, corn, potatoes, steaks, etc. We noticed that we tended to us the same mix of seasonings for the majority of our meats. Hubby is partial to spicy savory flavors on grilled meats so we came up with this mix that’s turned into our default seasoning on the grill. I keep a batch of it mixed up in an air tight container so it’s ready whenever we are.
Making your own spice mixes isn’t as complicated as it sounds. I tend to be a spice hoarder so I keep a pretty good array of seasonings on hand so I can throw together a little of this and that when the urge hits. Also commercial spice mixes seem to be a bit salty so we mix up our own to fit our tastes. This spice mix works just as well with half the salt so feel free to experiment to fit your tastes. Celery salt is optional but it adds a nice tangy flavor
- 3 tbls Onion powder
- 3 tbls Garlic powder
- 4 tbls Smoked paprika
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 3 tbls Salt
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp Celery salt
- ½ tsp sugar
- Mix together and store in spice jar or air tight jar.