Making your own spice mixes is so easy and will save you time and money. This is my go-to homemade BBQ spice mix. Dust this spice mix on anything going onto the grill, fish, poultry, potatoes.. or before you roast something in the oven, like chickpeas!, so good.
Add this BBQ spice mix to your weekly prep this weekend. One thing I learned from watching too much Food Network TV in the 90's was that a good seasoning mix can be used on just about anything. This is mine. And since you won't be BBQ'ing around here this weekend, you might as well get ready for when you can.
Mother Nature decided to play one last April Fool's joke on us and doused us with a wet and slushy snowfall. I'll remind you it is April. We actually got the deck furniture out last weekend. We were sitting outside on the deck... staring at the pool cover... there was sun! It was warm.
...oh the fern. We've sheltered all winter. Almost like the snow was waiting for us to put you outside..
Homemade BBQ Spice Mix
This stuff works on everything! I love it sprinkled on oven-roasted chickpeas or sweet potatoes, sautéed mushrooms or greens.
The meat eaters in the family swear this is a must for BBQ chicken or salmon. Zoe uses it to make her roasted new potatoes better than everyone else's. I've sprinkled this on eggs and added it to my soups and stews too. It is just the stuff to boost flavours without opening a bunch of jars in the spice cupboard. I keep this close to the stove in a half-pint mason jar so I can grab it and sprinkle all.the.time. We are talkin' serious kitchen efficiencies - with only about 5 minutes invested upfront. That is time well spent, my friends.
This recipe makes use of readily available spices you can buy in bulk or little bags at the grocery store. When these things come together, its magic and so much better than the spices individually.
Best Ever All Purpose, BBQ Spice Mix
- 1 Tablespoon each:
- sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- chili powder
- and cumin
- 2 Tablespoons dried oregano
- Mix all ingredients together in a air-tight container. Will keep for several months. Use on everything