Having a readily available go to spice mix is a wonderful thing. At dinner, most of us reach for salt and pepper…and while that’s all well and good, it can be predictable and even get a little boring. I started using a spice mix that I found online years ago, and over time I tweaked it here and there and finally settled on the mixture I am using today. Now don’t misunderstand me, I make a ton a different spice and seasoning mixes for different dishes. This spice mix is an everyday, leave-it-on-the-counter spice mix that you can use on just about anything. And trust me, once you use it, you will keep making it again and again. And the best part is that the spices are easy to find (you probably have them on hand right now) and they are also inexpensive. Use it to season meats and seafood, as a seasoning in a vinaigrette salad dressing, to season steamed veggies after cooking… the list goes on and on. I keep it handy in a salt shaker right on my counter at all times and I always have a mason jar of it in my spice cabinet ready for refills.
And the best part – it takes just minutes to make and your family will think you’re a culinary genius. Just gather up all of your spices: sea salt, ground pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and celery salt. Place everything in a bowl, grab a spoon or whisk and stir, stir, stir. You’ll want to make sure you mix it up thoroughly so all of the flavors are evenly distributed. Using a small funnel (if you don’t have one you can easily DIY by making a cone with a piece of paper) fill a salt shaker. Place the remaining spice mix into a container and store it in your pantry. I used the spice mix on some roasted rainbow carrots the other night and they were so delicious – no grabbing for a bunch of spices because I had this ready to go on my counter.And FYI… tastes amazing on French fries – sprinkle after baking or frying… yum!
- ½ C fine sea salt (please don't use regular table salt...)
- 3 Tbs black pepper
- 3 Tbs garlic powder
- 1 Tbs onion powder
- 1 tsp celery salt
- Mix all of the spices together thoroughly, add some into a salt shaker and store the rest in an airtight container in your pantry.
- Try it on a hard-boiled egg - YUM!