Friday, August 23, 2013

Spiced Salt Grinder

You can read any of my recipes and see I season almost everything with kosher salt (a large pinch or 3/4 tsp), black pepper (several shakes or grinds approx. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp) and a tiny pinch or shake of red pepper flakes (1/8 tsp). What you don't know is that my pepper mill has a mixture of 3 parts black pepper and 1 part allspice berries in it. You really don't recognize the allspice, it is just a little complement to the black pepper. I decided to make a blend to use at the table in place of salt and pepper. So far it has been great on everything. It is great on beef, chicken, eggs, vegetables, rice, just everything. I love using the grinder too. I used a empty pepper grinder. Look at me I am recycling. The possibilities are endless for other blends or grinders. Any course herb or spice can be added to course salt or pepper. I look forward to more experimenting.

Spiced Salt Grinder
Makes 4-1/2 Tbsp


1 Tbsp black peppercorns
1 tsp all spice berries
3 Tbsp course grey salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


Place peppercorns on a cutting board. Place a skillet on top; crush them by placing the heel of your hand in the skillet. You just want to break them open. Repeat with the all spice berries, crushing them open. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix well.  Funnel the spice blend into a spice mill or grinder. If you don’t have a mill or grinder, place mix in a coffee grinder and grind to the consistency of salt. Place mix in a salt or pepper shaker. Use wherever you use salt and pepper.

Linking to:
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
This Gal Cooks: Marvelous Mondays
Anyonita's Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday


  1. Love this DIY spice blend! Thanks for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo this week.

  2. What a great blend! After looking at several models, I finally got my grinder from : .


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