Oddly enough, I discovered Montreal Steak Seasoning (also known as Montreal Steak Spice) when I was trying a pork recipe. I tried store-bought first…and wasn’t impressed.
Since I already have an entire series dedicated to “Stop Buying, Start Making,” I decided to add this steak seasoning recipe to my repartee. As I was investigating various blends (they’re all very similar), I found Montreal Steak Seasoning running around under the names of ‘Canadian Steak Spice’ and ‘Canadian Steak Seasoning.’
As with all homemade spices, it’s not hard to make. Take the ingredients, dump together, stir. Store in an well-sealed jar.
I’ve also included below multiple ideas on how to use! It’s not just for steaks.
As Steak Seasoning:
To use as steak seasoning as a dry rub: rub generously on steak 30 minutes to 2 hours before grilling. Grill as you normally would to your desired level of doneness. Note that the seasoning includes salt.
To use steak seasoning as a marinade: mix 4 tsp. of seasoning with 1/2 cup oil and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Pour over meat and refrigerate for 30 minutes before cooking.
As Pork Seasoning:
There are multiple ways to use this seasoning on pork, but my favorite is “Savory Stuffed Holiday Pork Chops.” I’m not normally a pork chop fan…but these are delicious!
Another way to use Montreal Steak Seasoning is to rub the pork chop and let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hr. Then cook stove-top or bake in oven.
Other Uses for Montreal Steak Seasoning:
A round-up of various dishes that use this seasoning can be found on MTL Blog: “10 Montreal Steak Spice Dishes Your Need to Try.” (I linked the list not the annoying click-through gallery).
It can be mixed into a marinade w/ oil. Pour over vegetables or potatoes and bake in oven.
Epicurious has another article “History of Montreal Steak Seasoning” that includes uses such as on salmon, saute vegetables, and mixing with mustard for sauce on sandwiches.
Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 2 Tbsp. black pepper
- 2 Tbsp. salt
- 1 & 1/2 Tbsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp. onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. crushed coriander
- 1 Tbsp. dill
- 1 Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 Tbsp. smoked paprika
- Mix all ingredients together. Store in air-tight jar.