Most Popular Seasonings for Grilling and Beyond!

Kim Conte
Food & Party

truffle salt
Truffle & Salt; Williams-Sonoma

I have a serious addiction to truffle salt. I use it to season everything -- and I mean everything: Meat, fish, pasta, oatmeal (okay, just kidding on that last one). It's particularly good sprinkled on veggie skewers with a drizzle of olive oil right before they go on the grill.

I used to be embarrassed that all my food tastes the same, but as this post about Old Bay Seasoning from Piewacket reminded me: We all do it. We all have that staple seasoning we put on everything.

So let's own up to our seasoning addictions, shall we?

Here are some of the most popular food seasonings around:

  • Old Bay Seasoning: A mix of mustard, paprika, celery seed, bay leaf, both black and red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, salt, and ginger. Traditionally used on seafood, this seasoning is great on everything.
  • Mrs. Dash Original Blend: This versatile staple has it all: Onion, spices (black pepper, parsley, celery seed, basil, bay, marjoram, oregano, savory, thyme, cayenne pepper, coriander, cumin, mustard, rosemary), garlic, carrot, orange peel, tomato, lemon juice powder, citric acid, and oil of lemon.
  • McCormick Lemon & Herb Blend: My mom puts this on everything -- I think I know where I inherited my tendency to over-use seasonings ... it has salt, onion, sugar, oregano, basil, and lemon and tastes particularly wonderful on fish.
  • Garlic Salt: Let's keep it simple, shall we? There's nothing like a baguette with melted butter and a sprinkle of garlic salt -- YUM.
  • Italian Seasoning: This combo of basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, marjoram, savory, and coriander also gets a lot of use in my house, especially on pizza and in spaghetti sauce.

What am I missing? Which food seasoning do you find yourself using incessantly?

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