Many of my recipes rely on a foundation of salt pepper and garlic powder. Always ready to save time and an extra step or two, I figured out the ratio that works for my cooking and palate and I batch it out to have readily on hand.
I tried coming up with a better name for this workhorse seasoning, and clearly, “workhorse seasoning” is not going to cut it. Basic blend sounded so basic, and everyday blend so everyday. I thought of getting mathematical and calling it 1 x 2 x 3 blend and then I thought: if restaurants can have house dressings and house wine, Nutmeg & Grace can have a house blend!
With just 3 ingredients, it is important to balance the flavor according to your need. Pre-ground spices can lose potency quickly, and some kosher salts are saltier than others. Make sure you taste and like the way your batch comes together. It should offer a gentle heat from the pepper, some mellow garlicky undertones and a pleasing salt level that harmonize beautifully together.
House Blend Seasoning
- May 16, 2021
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- 3/4 cup kosher salt*
- 1/4 cup granulated garlic powder
- 1/8 cup finely ground black pepper
- Step 1
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Step 2
- Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Step 3
- Put in jar, label and date.
- Step 4
- *Note: there is variation in saltiness between brands of kosher salt. I prefer to use Diamond Crystal brand because the salt level is less and the flake and flavor are reliable. If you use a different brand, you may need to test and adjust levels of the ingredients until you get the balance you like.