Favourite brand of meat seasoning?

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  1. Barnzy

    Barnzy Member

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    I'm not ready to mix my own yet. So I wondered what TGP likes for store bought seasoning spice for their different meats. Mainly beef, chicken, pork or turkey suggestions are welcomed. I have found Lawry's to be my favorite, and also Paul Prudhomme versions as well. I'm in Canada, so many of the Clubhouse varieties are good too...always fresh. But are there any real classic seasoning spice blends that I should know about and try?
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    Barnzy
     
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    Slap Ya Mama. I put it on everything.
     
  3. Barnzy

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    Thanks for that...very interested in Cajun seasonings!
     
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    They're all the same. Lots of salt and lots of cayenne. Slap them on and everything tastes the same, too.

    Best seasoning mixes I've found are Szeged brand.
     
  5. Hired Gun

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    Incredible results can be achieved for beef, chicken, and turkey with simply salt and black pepper.
     
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    I used to use a bunch of those you mentioned in OP. Kind of expensive. For the past couple years its garlic salt and ground pepper. Way less expensive and to my taste it's better. YMMV........
     
  7. grill

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    montreal steak seasoning is my go to. (mcCormick)

    cajun also.

    i get the big containers.
     
  8. Barnzy

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    I am a guy that likes to sample all and narrow down the field to my favourites...don't get me started on hot sauces!....Anyway, I get alot of great tips here with these types of threads...so name your favourite spice blends people...(...nobody said "old bay" yet?...)
     
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    Sorry for the slight derail but what do you all like for soy sauce when it comes to marinating/grilling pork? I've had mixed results with different brands. Some good some really bland.
     
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    ...didn't overlook this. I usually have to keep it this way for the family...but I do like to "kick it up a notch" now and then for me...Bam!
     
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    Lately I have been putting McCormick Caribean Jerk seasoning on just about everything that goes on my grill. I like their Cajun as well.
     
  12. Barnzy

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    I can answer this ...never buy anything other than "Kikkoman naturally brewed soy sauce"...yellow and blue label here. Red cap on it. It is readily available in grocery stores...I've wasted my time with others...this is the standard. Not just pork...everything. It is "dipping" quality unlike others.
     
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    depends what you want old bay for.

    i have a big container of that and yet to use it.

    i'd kill for some bells!

    thanksgiving is not the same without it.
     
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    Salt and pepper anything more is blasphemous.
     
  15. Barnzy

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    ...no...that's home base. You can venture out if you choose...just come back.
     
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    kikomans is good.

    add to it, tho. fresh garlic, ginger, hot peppers, fruit juice, whatever end result you want. herbs like cilantro, thai basil, green onion too.

    having some rock sugar and star anise on hand helps with some flavor.

    also some chinese cooking wine.
     
  17. Barnzy

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    ...there's a few versions of Kikkoman's. You have to get the "naturally brewed" one...that is where others fail for sure. And yep, it's an ingredient, so add to it as you wish. But for a basic soy...don't cheap out here ....get this one. I'm adamant because I went through this and bought the super-salty, powdered, soy broth versions already. Always disappointed.
     
  18. Barnzy

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    ...anyway...back to seasonings? Looking for staples as I haven't really dug in too deep here...just the 5 or so I mentioned....
     
  19. Jiffy_Jeff

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    I make my own rub from many different spices. Depending on the guests it can get spicy hot to a nice sweet first bite to a burn after taste.

    My brother and I have been perfecting it for years.

    We even made a rub that goes great on pork, chicken and scrambled eggs.

    Love the Rub!
     
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    Any hints? I do dabble in rub mixes...just don't feel like I am ready to create a keeper because I need to be sure that each ingredent is needed...otherwise it's just a yardsale of a mess!
     

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