This is my all-purpose grilling seasoning, as I like the saltier overtones for the grill. It's great on steaks, pork chops, and grilled chicken.


  • 1/2 cup freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dill seeds
  • 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon light chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


Place the cracked black pepper, onion flakes, coriander seeds, dill seeds, and hot red pepper flakes in a coffee grinder and pulse until reduced in size but not pulverized. Transfer to a small mixing bowl, add the salt, granulated garlic, chili powder, and cumin, and stir until well incorporated. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Makes about 1 3/4 cups

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Submitted 4/23/14.
Source: Smokin' in the Boys' Room: Southern Recipes from the Winningest Woman in Barbecue by Melissa Cookston
Submitted By: b smith

Grill Seasoning