Secret Ingredient Seasoning Salt

It’s really not a secret, but this is one of the two seasoning blends I use when I cook.  I make a batch up every couple of months, after a Penzey’s run, and let it fly.
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1/2 cup each: 
• kosher salt
• ground black pepper
• onion powder
• garlic powder
1/4 cup each:
• ancho chili powder
• paprika
• dried parsley
• crushed red pepper flakes (or to your taste)
• cayenne powder (or to your taste)
• ground cumin
AND a few pinches of Mexican oregano (very different from regular oregano)


Mix all spices in a medium bowl until well combined, or pulse a few times in a food processor.

Pour into an airtight jar, and store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Stored properly, this spice will keep for up to three months.   It’s the secret to my croutons!

For a quick chicken/meat marinade, add 1 tbsp. seasoning salt to 3 tbsp. olive oil, stir and turn meat to coat evenly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 1 day.


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