Monday, May 1, 2017

The One Seasoning Mix I Can't Live Without

My love for this Southwest Seasoning Mix began long ago with a recipe that paired a roasted chicken that was rubbed with the seasoning mix and chipotle barbecue sauce.  I couldn't get enough of that yummy combination.  I made up a huge batch of the Southwest Seasoning Mix and a vat of the chipotle barbecue sauce and soon we were eating one or the other, or both several times a month. That happens frequently around here.  I get on a kick and my family comes along for the ride.

Kick Up Your Dinners with My Southwest Seasoning Mix

The truth is, this Southwest Seasoning Mix is always on hand in my kitchen.  I use it on all kinds of meats and seafood.  Vegetables go from bland to heavenly with just a sprinkle or two.

You must make this seasoning mix!  You'll see that the recipe for the mix is intentionally vague.  It's the ratio of the ingredients that is important.  You can make a big batch or a small batch.  For example, if your "one part" equals 1/4 cup, then your total batch will equal 2-1/4 cups of Southwest Seasoning Mix.  If you want a smaller batch, you can use one tablespoon as your "one part".

Use a little extra virgin olive oil on your meat, seafood, or vegetables and then sprinkle with as much seasoning mix as you like.  For even more flavor, serve with a little sriracha mayonnaise on the side. You can make the sriracha mayo by adding sriracha sauce to a half cup of mayonnaise, to taste.
Southwest Seasoning Mix

Southwest Seasoning Mix

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Mix together equal parts:
  • light brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • kosher salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • cumin powder
  • chili powder
  • black pepper
  • onion powder
Add 1/2 part:
  • garlic powder
  • dried basil
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use it on any meats and seafood that you want to have a zippy taste.

Here's a video of me making this Southwest Seasoning Mix.

Here are few ways I use this Southwest Seasoning Mix for dinner:
BBQ Pork Chops with Southwest Vegetables
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken
Southwest Shrimp with Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

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