Montreal Spice blend is a spice mix used to flavor steak and grilled meats that was based on the pickling dry-rub mix used in preparing smoked meat. This particular blend of herbs and spices is derived from pickling mixes used in Eastern Europe or Romanian Jewish cuisine.
A lot of times when you purchase spice blends from the grocery store they are made with additives and fillers, so of which may be potential allergens to many like MSG, gluten, corn and even sugar.
When you prepare your own spice blends you can be sure they are additive free.
Try this blend on chicken, fish and beef. It is also delicious in dips, dressings and sprinkled on steamed veggies.
Montreal Spice Blend
4 Tbsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. dill
1 Tbsp. coriander seeds
2 Tbsp. whole peppercorns
1 Tbsp. Red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp. thyme
1 Tbsp. rosemary
1 Tbsp. fennel seeds
In a small bowl combine all ground spices.
Using a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle grind the remaining spices until fine. (I like to leave mine a little coarse.)
Stir all spices together and store in an airtight glass jar.
Label the jar “Montreal Blend” and include the date you mixed it.