Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Homemade Montreal Seasoning Recipe: Elevate Your Culinary Creations

Welcome to my West Virginia Kitchen!  Summer is in FULL swing, and many of us are heading out to the grill to prepare our meals.  While gilling on its own creates amazing flavor, spice blends are perfect for injecting even more!  I know there are a lot of them on the market these days, but let me ask you, have you ever thought about making your own at home?  Yes.  Well, let's start with one of the classics, Homemade Montreal Seasoning.  

Perfect for grilling, roasting, and even as a finishing touch on your favorite meals, this seasoning blend is a must-have in your spice cabinet.  Follow along to learn how to make the versatile and flavorful seasoning mix right at home.  I can't wait to share it with you so... 

Let's Get Started!


Montreal seasoning, also known as Montreal Steak Seasoning, is a robust blend of spices and herbs traditionally used to enhance the flavor of grilled meats, especially steaks.  Originating from the delis of Montreal, Canada, this seasoning has gained popularity for its bold and savory profile, making it a favorite among chefs and home cooks alike.  


Creating your own Montreal Seasoning is simple and allows you to control the quality and proportions of the ingredients.  Here's what you'll need:
  • 2 Tbsp Course Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Dill
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme


  1. Gather Your Ingredients:  Measure out all the ingredients listed above.  Fresh, high quality spices will yield best results.  
  2. Mix the Spices:  In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients.  Ensure that the spices are well mixed to create a uniform blend.  
  3. Store the Seasoning:  Transfer the seasoning mix to an airtight container.  Store it in a cool, dry, place, and it will keep for several months. 


Montreal Seasoning is incredibly versatile and can be used in various ways:

  • Grilling:  Rub the seasoning on steaks, chicken, pork, or vegetables before grilling.  The bold flavors enhance the natural taste of the grilled food. 
  • Roasting:  Sprinkle Montreal Seasoning on potatoes, root vegetables, or even whole chickens before roasting.  It adds a delightful crunch and flavor to the roasted dishes.  
  • Everyday Cooking:  Use this seasoning as a finishing touch for soups, stews, and salads.  A pinch on Montreal seasoning can elevate the flavor profile of your everyday meals.  

  • Adjust to Taste:  Feel free to tweak the proportions of the ingredients to suit your taste preferences.  If you like it spicier, add more crushed red pepper flakes.  
  • Freshness Matters:  Using freshly ground spices will significantly enhance the flavor of your seasoning mix. 
  • Experiment:  Don't be afraid to experiment with additional herbs and spices like thyme or rosemary for a unique twist.  


Making your own Montreal Seasoning comes with several benefits:
  • Quality Control:  You know exactly what goes into your seasoning, ensuring no additives or preservatives. 
  • Cost-Effective:  Homemade seasoning blends are often more economical than store-bought versions.  
  • Customization:  Tailor the seasoning to your specific taste preferences and dietary needs. 

Creating your own homemade Montreal Seasoning is a simple and rewarding way to enhance your culinary creations.  With its bold, savory flavors, this seasoning blends is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Whether you're grilling, roasting or adding a finishing touch to your dishes, Montreal seasoning will bring out the best in your food.  

And as always...

Happy Eatin' Y'all, 

~The Kitchen Wife~


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