5 Best Meat Seasonings
Meat seasonings allow you to add exciting flavors to your cooking. There are so many options, and here we will name the best ones as rated through feedbacks from thousands of our customers.
Using any seasoning on meat can be made by a specific recipe, or using the most basic method of adding olive oil that cover 1-2 tbsp of seasoning, rubbing on meat and cooking. If the amount is not enough, just add more and after a few times, you will have the exact quantity that is perfect and to your personal liking.
1. Zaatar - zaatar is a traditional Middle Eastern seasoning, made mostly from Hyssop, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. There are many versions, some include chickpeas, coriander and even garlic. The most important thing to remember is that hyssop and sumac are the main ingredients and if they are not present, it is not the real thing.
Zaatar is very commonly used on bread and cheese, but many also use it for meat and even poultry. It will give the meat a wonderful strong earthy flavor.
2. Ras El Hanout - a Moroccan seasoning that combines warm and deep flavors. This seasoning which combines cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, ginger, cumin and more, adds lots of flavors and is usually used for making meat patties and long cooked dishes.
As opposed to zaatar that can be used in dips and eaten as-is, this seasoning needs to be cooked.
3. Chimichurri - an Argentinian seasoning made from paprika, garlic, parsley, oregano and more. This seasoning is commonly used cooking meat and also can be used as a great bread dip.
When using it, it is recommended that in addition to the olive oil, you add a tiny amount of vinegar and also let it rest in the refrigerator overnight to really enjoy the wonderful flavor.
4. Shawarma Seasoning - it is named after the most common street food in the Middle East, but it is not exactly the same. Shawarma seasoning mostly used in the kitchen and in restaurants as an all-purpose meat and chicken seasoning. With coriander, cumin, turmeric, garlic, cardamom, sumac and more, you can be sure a rich Middle Eastern flavor will be easily achieved.
Just add olive oil and start experimenting until you receive the amount of flavor that suits you.
5. Garam Masala - Masala is blend in Indian. Made out of 11 spices and herbs and salt free, this blend is an Indian traditional blend for meat with a combination of Cinnamon, ginger and coriander. It can be used on poultry/chicken and even vegetables.
Garam Masala also has a warm flavor with cinnamon, coriander, ginger, white pepper, cardamom and more.
There are so many flavors and seasonings out there just waiting for you to spice up your meat.