Not Quite Turkey Week, Day Two: An updated post from the archives, with new photos, links, and printer-friendly recipe. Helmut Eugen Benjamin Gellert Hauser must have had the world's most perfect pantry. How else could he have concocted his famous Spike seasoning, which combines 39 ingredients (Really. 39. Can you count them in the photograph?): Salt and sea salt crystals, special high potency non-active nutritional yeast grown on beet molasses, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (the box says NO ADDED MSG, but we'll come back to this), mellow toasted onion, onion powder, orange powder, soy flour, celery leaf powder, celery root powder,...
Get out all of the spices in your pantry, and combine plenty of them to make this perfect spice rub for grilled chicken.
Use seasoned salts to flavor marinades, sauces, and compound butters.
Mix up an easy dry rub from dried mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper; then, rub a nice steak and toss it on the grill.