Papa's Seasoning Salt Recipe -
Papa's Seasoning Salt Recipe
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Papa's Seasoning Salt

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"Great on burgers and for general meat seasoning."

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Original recipe makes 33 ounces Change Servings
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    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Mix an entire 26-ounce round container of salt with the pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cayenne, and ground ginger. Store it in a dispenser with large holes for sprinkling.
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Aug 30, 2012

I cut this down so that my ingredients were 4 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt (I weighed it), 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne, and 1/16 teaspoon ginger. I sprinkled some on my salmon, covered the salmon in foil, put it on the grill, and VOILA! Yum! I saved the rest in a retired spice bottle marked well so that I'll remember what was in it! Thanks, Papa, whoever you are!

Nov 08, 2012

I don't like many Brands of Seasoned Salt so I was inspired to try this. I can generally look at the spices and see that I will need to adjust to my liking. I cut down on the garlic powder to 2 Tablespoons as I love garlic but my husband throttles back on it. I can always sprinkle additional Garlic later if needed. I also substituted smoked paprika for the Cayenne Pepper as Wildie suggested. I have young grandsons that don't like the extra heat. I also added 1 Tablespoon of ground Thyme. It's one of my favorite spices so I threw it in. Thumbs up to this creation! My husband even commented on how good it was.

Aug 14, 2012

I was looking for a recipe like this...can be used for any meats, as well as vegetables on the grill, stews, etc. One Change I made was to substitute smoked paprika (1 tsp) in place of the ginger. Very close to Riley's all purpose seasoning.

Jan 25, 2015

I think "Papa's Seasoning Salt" is perfect for just about anything. I found that this blend is rather addictive in a good way: I couldn't stop eating it even though I didn't initially find it extraordinarily delicious. I think that it is the onion-garlic-ginger combination that makes it addictive, although I wouldn't actually be able to identify a ginger flavor if I didn't know that ginger was an ingredient. I keep a shaker of it on the dinner table for "regular salt." I made mine with Celtic sea salt and homemade 4-pepper blend. I found that "Papa's Seasoning Salt" became more delicious with time after the flavors melded. I made 100 servings, which is about 1.5 cups.


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  • Calories
  • 2 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 941 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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