I have a very old bottle from Paula Deens House Seasoning that I purchased many years ago before she got as famous as she is now (the bottle has a picture of her face on it, and was distributed by Quality Food Brands inc, Monroe Michigan ). I used it all up, but I kept the bottle. The ingredients listed in order are: "sea salt, granulated garlic, black pepper, granulated onion, ground cumin, and other spices". I have used the recipe listed on this site and included equal amounts of garlic powder and onion powder. In my experience the cumin should be limited to just a big table spoon full or it will dominate the seasoning too much. This is very close to the taste of what I remember from the commercial spice mix.
My problem with most seasoning mixtures, this one included, is that they are mostly salt. My version is a seasoned garlic rather than seasoned salt. I use 1 tbsp. of salt and 1 tbsp. of black pepper for every 1/4 cup of garlic powder. I also add 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper because I love spicy. I season everything with this mixture. When the food is sufficiently flecked with black pepper, it's perfectly seasoned.
I'm so glad I found this recipe and tried it. It's been my staple ingredient since I first made it. It's perfect on anything and everything. I do think I'll try the onion powder. This recipe as it is a must have. I've made it 4x already, I use it so much. Thanks Paula for sharing this!
As simple as this combo is, it is VERY GOOD!!! I used this on a rack of lamb, along with a touch of crushed rosemary. OMG was it ever tasty!!! THANKS for sharing!!! (UPDATE: The more I use this, the more I like it!!!)
Try this! I add 1/4 cup of red pepper flakes to the recipe. My favorite... chicken on the grill and summer squash and zucchini skillet fried in butter. Both seasoned with this great seasoning! Don't get any better....
Although this trio is basic to most savory cooking, the proportions are just right. I make it in a smaller batch and use it in/on many things. Whether or not a true PD recipe, it is a staple in her recipes. It's convenient and tasty without being expensive :)
Tried this as seasoning salt on filet mignons on the grill, and they were divine! So simple, that makes it versatile.
This is a pretty common mix. Paula was smart enough to market it but also gives the recipe away and I admire her for that. Between this and my hickory salt, I'm good to go with almost any recipe.
great and ever so handy - one bottle does it all!
i also added onion powder and this time will try a little celery seed
As most of Paula's recipes this is a keeper!! Went to the dollar store and bought salt shakers and made this for all my coworkers just for fun. :-)
Thanks for sharing!!