Make Your Own Salt Free Seasoning Mix for Meat, Poultry, and Fish
My first introduction to salt free seasonings for my food was probably the same as yours, it was a packet of Mrs. Dash. I had my first taste of it in the hospital on one of my many stays for my heart, and let’s be honest, I pretty much spit it out. If this was my lot in life, and all I could expect from the salt free life, I wanted nothing to do with it. I needed to find a way to make my own salt free seasoning mix for meat, poultry, and fish.
Making Spice Mixes At Home
That was another of my many motivating moments to desire a salt free option that tasted great. If I could find that, I would have a chance to survive and thrive on my low sodium journey. Along the way, I have mixed, ground, and blended many spices. I have tried several choices from stores and learned how to make my own at home. I have also asked friends and chefs I know and work with for help (one of the benefits of working in public relations with restaurants).
My good friend, since grade school, is Chef Tom Alfaro-Zierten. Tom currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, but is an avid traveler who loves to experience the cuisine of the world and bring it back to his kitchens. Chef Tom has a wonderful spice rub that I’ve used on pork, chicken, and Tilapia. Here is his recipe for you to make your own salt free seasoning mix for meat, poultry, and fish.
The Recipe For Salt Free Seasoning Mix For Meat, Poultry, And Fish
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp mustard seed
- 5 peppercorns
- 1 tsp cumin seed
- 1/2 tsp anise seed
- 1/4 tsp pimenton dulce spanish sweet paprika
On stove over low heat toast seeds, do not let them smoke.
When just turning fragrant, remove from heat and pour into grinder or mortar and pestle.
Grind to fine powder.
Add pimenton and stir.
This makes enough for one meal, you may increase the amounts and store the blend in a spice jar.