Spanish Caribbean Seasoning Salt


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  • Makes About

    1 Cup

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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

A seasoned salt fragrant with cumin, oregano, and garlic, sazón is the ubiquitous seasoning of Puerto Rico. Commercial blends are widely available, but most are loaded with MSG. Here’s a homemade version chock-full of flavor. It calls for whole spices (peppercorns and cumin seeds) that are freshly toasted before grinding. For a quicker version, skip the roasting and grinding and use preground pepper and cumin—the mixture will still be quite tasty.