My Grilling Seasonings, they are some of my biggest pride and joy! You can take any cut of meat no matter the cost and turn it into an amazing dinner right at home. Currently, I am at the point now in my cooking journey over the years there are very few dishes I order eating out because I make it so much better at home. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Now, as well as being a grill master I also love to kitchen cook. Whether it is cooking in the kitchen or an outdoor kitchen there five spices/seasonings that will make a huge difference in any food being made!! These are five spices that I even take camping and always take when traveling on the road for work to cook with on job sites. Now they can seem basic but together they can make the perfect food almost any time.
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Every spice, seasoning, or blend in this post I have personally used in my kitchen, my mom’s kitchen, or my friend’s kitchen. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. Sometimes you will find a new favorite to rotate with another seasoning. And nothing like trying to make a list to realize how much of a seasoning problem you have!
My 5 Go-To Cooking Seasonings:
Rub your meat with some oil (Olive Oil, Sesame Oil, or Avocado Oil are my go-to oils for seasoning any meat) and then season lightly with a combination of these five. The salt in these will help to tenderize the meat. Also, be sure to let your meat sit to acclimate to room temperature before throwing put it on the grill.
- Black Pepper Grinder
- Pink Himalayan Salt Grinder
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Lawrys Garlic Salt
- Johnny’s Seasoning Salt
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McCormick Grill Mates Seasonings:
Now Montreal Steak seasoning is used on all the meat I cook but some blends are just perfect on their own. Chicken is one of those that I love the chicken blends from. Also, it is nice sometimes to just pull one bottle out, oil your meat, and throw on the grill. (Or easy to tell your partner or kid who isn’t quite a grilling master to use to make for dinner)
- Brown Sugar Bourbon Seasoning
- Smokehouse Maple Seasoning
- Roasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning
- Barbecue Seasoning
- Montreal Chicken Seasoning
- Mesquite Seasoning
- Vegetable Seasoning
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McCormick Blends As Grilling Seasonings:
Now I use these in the kitchen quite a bit but I also will use them to season meat or for a dish I am cooking on the grill. My mom got me hooked on these. I mainly love that it saves me from doing a lot of grinding when I am making a rub or seasoning blend.
- Garlic and Onion, Black Pepper and Sea Salt All Purpose Seasoning
- Himalayan Pink Salt with Black Pepper and Garlic All Purpose Seasoning
- Garlic and Onion, Black Pepper and Sea Salt All-Purpose Seasoning
- Basil and Oregano, Garlic and Sea Salt All Purpose Seasoning
My Go-To Chicken Grilling Seasonings:
We eat chicken typically once or twice a week. One would think that you would get bored but by changing up the seasoning it makes it to where we don’t get tired of it and helps to pair it up with new side items as well!
- Jack Daniels Chicken Rub
- Smoky Honey Habanero – Sweet and Spicy BBQ Rub
- Korean BBQ
- Black & Bleu – Cajun & Blue Cheese Spice Rub
- McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning
- Kinders Tequila Lime Seasoning
- Cabela’s Tequila Lime Seasoning
Seafood Grilling Seasonings:
Shrimp and cod are my most grilled seafood, I would say crab legs but we love to eat those without cooking or seasoning. Seafood doesn’t need much seasoning to bring out the flavor at all, good Old Bay is almost always the seasoning I use, even on Bass that we catch while out fishing!
- Old Bay Seasoning
- McCormick Perfect Pinch, Lemon & Pepper Seasoning
- Pike Place Seafood Market, Seasoning Seafood
- Weber Grill Seasoning Zesty Lemon
Beef Grilling Seasonings
I will be honest when it comes to steaks I normally do my five go seasonings on it. Burgers are one thing that Ido change up the spices on, but the Blackstone Whiskey Burger seasoning is my favorite so far the past couple of months.
- McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Whiskey Burger
- Kinder’s Buttery Steakhouse Seasoning
- Snider’s Prime Rib Seasoning
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Now I am just discovering the Blackstone Seasonings. The Whiskey Burger has become my go-to any time I make any burger either on the Blackstone, Grill, or Pitboss. Now if you are new to Blackstone Griddles I recommend you check out my -> How To Care For Your Blackstone and Blackstone Accessoires post -> here. I love cooking on my Blackstone and the meals always turn out amazing!
- Blackstone Burger Whiskey
- Blackstone Taco and Fajita Seasoning
- Badia Fajita Seasoning
- Blackstone Breakfast Blend Seasoning
Pork Grilling Seasonings:
Pork Roast, Pork Chops, Pork Steak, I mean any cut of pork can make a tasty meal! The family’s favorite is Spade L on our pork chops. A dry rub before smoking also adds to the flavor and tenderness of the meat as well.
- Spade L Ranch Pork Chop & Rib Seasoning
- Butt Rub Barbeque Seasoning BBQ Rubs
- Pitboss Applewood Bacon Rub
- Jack Daniels Seasoning Rub Barbeque Pork
- Stubb’s BBQ Rub
What is your go-to Grilling Seasoning?