Montreal Steak Seasoning

Adding Montreal Steak Seasoning to the right steak can be the difference between a tender, delicious cut of steak, and something boring and flavorless.

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A good steak seasoning is an absolute requirement in any household. Instead of getting a store-bought one, why not learn how to make an even better one yourself?

Why not test your Montreal steak seasoning using this Grilled Rib Eye Steak recipe? Or if you have a little more time to spend in the kitchen learn How to Cook a Perfect Porterhouse Steak with your seasoning!

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Montreal Steak Seasoning

Getting the right steak seasoning can be the difference between a delicious cut of steak, and something dry and flavorless.

Montreal steak seasoning, a popularly sold seasoning at supermarkets, is one of those things that seems like such a huge waste to buy – it will probably clump up and go bad before you even get the chance to use it all!

Instead of wasting your money on a brand’s seasoning blends, why not learn to make your own for whenever you want it?

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Do You Have To Use Kosher Salt Or Can You Use Regular Salt?

Kosher salt is one of those things that tend to cause some very split opinions. Some insist on using kosher salt claiming that it is better than regular salt in every way. On the opposite side of the fence are the people who argue that it makes absolutely no difference and that you should just use whatever salt you have on hand.

Both groups are right and wrong and it kind of depends on how and why you are adding salt to a dish. In the case of seasoning blends, like this Montreal steak seasoning, the former is definitely right, kosher salt is the best option in this recipe.

The thing that makes kosher salt different is the size and texture of the grains. Kosher salt has larger and coarser grains, making it better when seasoning things like meat as it is much easier to use a precise amount, reducing the chances of you over seasoning your food.

Kosher Salt Has No Iodine

The other main difference is that kosher salt does not contain iodine, unlike regular table salt.  Iodine can sometimes cause foods to taste slightly bitter, which you obviously want to avoid in seasoning blends.

Unfortunately kosher salt is not easy to find in some parts of the world. So if you are struggling to find kosher salt where you live don’t worry you can still make this recipe. You will just want to use slightly less salt to account for the fact that the grains are smaller which allows for more salt to fit into a tablespoon measurement.

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How To Store Your Montreal Steak Seasoning So That It Stays Fresh

It is always much more convenient to make a giant batch of your favorite seasoning blends and store them ready for when you need them than it is to have to make them fresh every single time.

When stored correctly, homemade seasoning blends can last for up to six months. You are going to want to store your Montreal steak seasoning in an airtight container. You could use small plastic freezer pots as this should always be airtight. You could buy glass jars designed for seasonings, although these can be expensive.

A good way to cut down on waste, and save money, is to keep the jars that your store-bought seasonings come in. Just make sure that you wash and dry them thoroughly before storing your Montreal Steak Seasoning blend.

The other thing that is important for ensuring that your homemade seasonings last for as long as possible is to make sure they are not kept in direct sunlight. You generally want to keep seasonings somewhere dry and out of direct light or in a cupboard.

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Ways To Use Your Montreal Steak Seasoning

The number one way to use Montreal seasoning is on steak, but like all good seasonings, they should not be limited to use with just one dish.

You can use your Montreal steak seasoning just like you would any other seasoning. If you’d add salt and pepper to a dish, you can also add Montreal Steak seasoning!

Of course, this particular blend of flavors is going to work better with some foods than it does others but why not have some fun and try it with some of your other favorite foods?

  • Grilled Vegetables

Whether you are roasting vegetables in the oven or tossing them into your air fryer one of the best ways to add extra flavor is to use a seasoning blend. Rather than just salting your veggies why not try your Montreal steak seasoning?

  • Roast Potatoes

While you can never go wrong with just salt and fat when cooking roast potatoes your Montreal steak seasoning will add a whole new depth of flavor to this classic potato dish. So for potatoes that have an earthy, spiciness to them but also a slight zesty spark, make sure to try your seasoning blend the next time you make roast potatoes.

  • Chicken Wings

Your Montreal steak seasoning is a great way to add a pop of flavor to chicken wings. The combination of dill seeds, paprika, and garlic come together to give the wings a bright zesty taste while also still having that smokiness from the paprika.

Looking for more delicious Seasoning and Spice Mix recipes? Try these out:

Lamb Seasoning

Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe

Cajun Seasoning Recipe

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Adding Montreal Steak Seasoning to the right steak can be the difference between a tender, delicious cut of steak, and something boring and flavorless.

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Adding Montreal Steak Seasoning to the right steak can be the difference between a tender, delicious cut of steak, and something boring and flavorless.
5 from 2 votes
montreal steak seasoning in a jar with no lid on it
Prep Time
5 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 Tablespoons coarse black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon dill seed (crushed)
  • 1 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 Tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl, Mix.
  • Add to an airtight container to store for up to 6 months.
  • Enjoy this seasoning on steaks, grilled vegetables and more!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 195kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 14116mg, Potassium: 1065mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 9454IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 285mg, Iron: 9mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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