Monday, August 12, 2013

Secret Seasoning

I know, calling something secret and then posting it here is kind of silly.  But, I just couldn't think of a catchier name.  This Secret Seasoning is a recipe that John and I came up with after we had traveled around and seen a gazillion different Seasonings, Rubs and Such.  How do you decide on which one you really like?  Well, we like a little spice (or maybe a little more than that).  We like a little sweet (not a lot of that).  Most of all we like a whole lot of flavor.  I would say that the secret ingredient in this seasoning is the coffee (don't worry, there won't be any grit or grounds when you're done).  I like when I can make something right off my spice rack.  Brands don't seem to matter here but I do like to use good quality and fresh spices.  I am giving you recipes for a small batch and a big batch.  I prefer to make big batches so I always have it handy.  Just store it in an airtight container until you're ready to use it.  Our Secret Seasoning is really great on just about everything, except maybe desserts and oatmeal.  We love it on our grilled veggies, beef, chicken, fish, pork, and especially on those slow cooked ribs.  That's a later post... Give this Secret Seasoning a try and let me know what you think.



                               Secret Seasoning

Small Batch:

2 tablespoons Salt
2 tablespoons Coffee (use your favorite kind but grind very fine)
2 tablespoons Chili Powder
2 tablespoons Paprika

1 tablespoon Black Pepper
1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Dry Powdered Mustard
1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
1 tablespoon Granulated Garlic
1 tablespoon Misquite Seasoning

Combine all of these great ingredients and use as a rub or sprinkle generously over your favorite meats or vegetable.  Grill to your liking.  



Big Batch 

1/2 cup Salt
1/2 cup Coffee (use your favorite kind but grind very fine)
1/2 cup Chili Powder
1/2 cup Paprika

1/4 cup Black Pepper
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Dry Powdered Mustard
1/4 cup Ground Cumin
1/4 cup Granulated Garlic
1/4 cup Misquite Seasoning

Combine all of these ingredients and use as a rub or sprinkle it generously over your favorite meats or vegetables.  Grill to your liking!  Store any extra Secret Seasoning in an airtight container.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm! This looks really different and really good!

Pat Lutzow said...

Well, Anonymous, this is good and a nice change from the usual. I hope you give it a try and get back to me on how you like it.