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~My Simon & Garfunkel Seasoning for Poultry or Pork~

6a0120a8551282970b01bb090a6a0d970dStore-bought seasoning blends and bottled sauces.  Every home cook has their favorite brands and there is no shame in that.  I am no exception.  When pressed for time, some days I reach for a container of Chef Paul Prudhomme's Meat Magic and other days a bottle K.C. Masterpiece will do just fine.  When correctly paired together, a high-quality store-bought spice blend and bottled sauce can be a busy cook's best time saver.  That said, all serious cooks make the time to prepare their favorite homemade concoctions too.  I am no exception, and, at any given time, if you peek into my pantry or refrigerator, you're bound to find a few that I keep on-hand.

6a0120a8551282970b01b8d1f01c61970cSimon & Garfunkel Seasoning.

Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme + a little granulated garlic, sea salt and pepper too.  Quickly mix them all together and you've got a dynamite seasoning blend for pork -- it's great on the other white meat, poultry, and, vegetables too.

6a0120a8551282970b01bb0909c696970dPair it with any type of sweet and savory sauce and you've got the makings for all sorts of great grill-meals -- chops, ribs & kabobs (and I love it on potatoes too).  To be honest, it's a pleasant change-of-pace from the typical chile-powder-based blends that hook up with tomato-based barbecue sauces in the end to flavor our porcine and poultry. Everyone loves them, including me, but, let's face it, it's going to be a long, hot Summer.  It's time to add something new to your grill-meal rotation:  A unique seasoning blend with your favorite sauce combination

6a0120a8551282970b01bb0909c851970d2 teaspoons each: dried parsley flakes, rubbed dalmatian sage, crushed rosemary, thyme leaves, granulated garlic powder and cracked black pepper

4 teaspoons sea salt

Tip from Mel:  Don't throw those empty bottles of dried herbs and spices away.  Hang onto them to use for your own concoctions.

Try my Herbed Chicken or Pork Kabobs:

6a0120a8551282970b01bb0909e769970dAnd my Herbaceous Simon & Garfunkel Roasted Potatoes:

6a0120a8551282970b01b8d1c1204b970cMy Simon & Garfunkel Seasoning for Poultry or Pork:  Recipe yields about 6 tablespoons herbed seasoning blend for poultry, pork or vegetables.

Special Equipment List: small bowl; spoon; shaker-type spice container container 

6a0120a8551282970b01b7c87ff653970bCook's Note: While I like fruit desserts as much as the next person, I like savory fruit sauces just as much, and, peaches lend their sweet and tart flavor to barbecue sauce, which complements poultry or pork, amazingly well.  I make peach preserves every year, so I have them on-hand in my freezer all year -- it's a delicious way to make use of an overabundance in a hurry. Peach preserves, combined with bits of sweet onion star in my luscious recipe for ~ Peachy Keen BBQ Sauce for Poultry or Pork ~.

"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Recipe, Photos and Commentary courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2022)


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