Summer Grill Spice Blend for all your summer BBQ needs!
The great folks at Kyocera sent me a Ceramic Grinder Mill to try out, and I absolutely love it!
First, I love ceramic blades for everything from knives to veggie peelers (if you don’t have a ceramic veggie peeler you need to get one soon!), so I was really excited about this mill with a ceramic blade. Ceramic doesn’t rust like some metal blades, and it lasts a long time. The glass container on this mill is dishwasher safe, a huge plus in my book! And, you can adjust the grinder to have a coarse or fine grind.
The glass container of the mill is large enough to hold everything you want in a spice blend, so you can add multiple flavors and fun goodies in one blend. But, the container isn’t so large that you’re buying multiple case loads of spices just to fill the container. But, what really surprised me was the way the mill fit so well in my hand. The grinding mechanism feels good in the hand, and is easy to turn. I don’t have arthritis in my hands (yet, and hopefully never), but I have a few friends who do, and I’d bet that this would be easy for them to use because it feels nice and smooth.
Of course, the most fun with this spice grinder mill is that you get to put in all kinds of blends of herbs and spices. I have lots of fun ideas for this! Mexican blends, Italian blends, maybe even a blend with coffee! Just don’t put nuts or large items in it.
The first Spice Blend I’m sharing with you is a really classic blend that’ll go well on just about any summer grilled food. I based this blend on my husband’s world-famous Steak Rub Blend. He puts his Steak Rub Blend on burgers (both veggie and meaty), steaks, fish, just about everything. And, he’s even been asked to bring it to other people’s BBQ’s, so you know it’s great!
For this Summer Grill Spice, I got a peppercorn blend without pink peppercorns. Pink peppercorns are from cashew family, and anyone who has a nut allergy may have a reaction to the pink peppercorns as well. I first read about this from Christina’s Cucina, here in this post. I found it to be very interesting, and informative, and if you have family who has nut allergies, I highly recommend you take a look at her post. Since we have several friends and family members who have nut allergies of varying severity, I figure it’s better to simply avoid pink peppercorns in my spice blend, and that way I don’t have to worry about who gets which spice blend.
Once you mix up your spice blend, you’ll want to grind it on everything! I might even just put this grinder mill on the table so we can top lots of stuff including dinner with this blend! And thanks, Kyocera, I love my mill!
- 3 tablespoons mixed peppercorns
- 4 teaspoons minced onion
- 1 tablespoon large grain salt, like Himalayan sea salt
- 2 teaspoons chipotle pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoon dried parsley
- Mix ingredients in the grinder base, and grind seasoning onto your summer BBQ items, like corn on the cob, burgers, steak, fish, veggies, etc.