5 reasons why all-purpose seasoning is all you need in your kitchen

Whether it’s chicken, fish, pork, or even vegetables, seasoning is a staple in every kitchen around the world and there is no dish—smoked or otherwise—that’s complete without it.

From salt and pepper to garlic and onions, all seasonings use the same base ingredients while adding some unique flavours to create mouthwatering blends to be used as all-purpose seasonings.

Various forms of all-purpose spices have been used for centuries, if not decades, and there isn’t a country or culture today that doesn’t benefit from their unique blends of spices to bring out their native flavours.

If you’re still not a believer in what an all-purpose blend of spices can do for your next feast, then here are some reasons that may help change your mind.

  1. Versatility

One of the main reasons why people just like you purchase all-purpose seasonings is because they are versatile and can be sprinkled on just about anything.

From different meats like chicken and fish to carbs like rice and mashed potatoes, these all-purpose blends work well with a number of dishes.

If you’re a spice aficionado and believe that spices are quite literally the spice of life, then stock your kitchen with a selection of blends to really spice things up.

  1. Complimentary flavours

Let’s face it. Not all of us are pros when it comes to selecting, measuring, and mixing spices to create a great seasoning for our smoked meat. 

With pre-made, all-purpose spices, the most complimentary ingredients are mixed together in the perfect ratios, leaving all the guesswork out. 

You just need to sprinkle it on your meat of choice and flip it onto the grill or smoker—it’s that easy!

  1. Flavours to complement proteins

Another great feature of spice blends is that there’s always something for every palette and a blend for any type of protein.

Apart from having the right ratios, seasoning blends also come in some unique flavour profiles that pair perfectly with different meats.

For instance, beef pairs well with spices and herbs like basil, cumin, and cayenne, while fennel, lemon zest, and sage pair perfectly with fish. Seasonings are often created to complement the protein as well, making it easier for you to select your blends.

  1. Quick and easy

Today, we all find ourselves pressed for time. For those of us who don’t know the proper ratios or flavours, taking the time to create all-purpose seasonings and come up with different flavour combinations is not only a tough task, but it’s also time-consuming.

If we brave the storm and create a spice blend that isn’t up to scratch, then that is essentially a waste of time and money.

An all-purpose spice blend offers all the help you’ll ever need for any smoked meat dish as it always delivers on flavour without all the hassle. 

  1. Save valuable storage space in your kitchen

And last but not least, we can’t ignore one of the most common pitfalls we face when purchasing single spices—lack of storage.

We’ve all looked at our spice rack and been slightly jarred by the sheer volume of spice bottles taking up all that space.

Paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, the list goes on and on. More often than not, when we smoke meat we tend to use the same spices for most types because most of us are pretty set on our flavour profiles. 

This means that despite the number of spices we own, they don’t always get an opportunity to shine in our dishes. 

When you opt to stock several all-purpose spice blends, as opposed to bottles of different spices individually, it will save your storage space in the kitchen and cut out a lot of time that would otherwise be spent creating these seasonings to slather on your meat.

All-purpose seasonings for the win!

The need for seasoning is undeniable, but we can always go a step further and make life much easier with all-purpose seasoning.

Get the perfect flavour combinations every time, no matter what you’re throwing on the smoker. 

The right flavours await you and your next feast, so get cooking!