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A lot of people will tell you that a great steak needs no more flavor than a kiss of flame and a pinch of salt.

The truth is that for any steak, whether a great cut or an inexpensive chunk of beef, the right seasoning is key to getting something spectacular.  Based on the same idea,  Saratoga Steak & Chop® was born.

 Zesty, flavorful and complex, our blend is specifically formulated to work perfectly on beef & pork chop, to enhance but not overpower the flavor, and take the kind of intense heat that a steak needs.  It has a robust flavor explosion designed for the bolder tastes of steaks and burgers.

We —and some of our friends— have discovered that Saratoga Steak & Chop's charms aren't limited to red meat.  Far from it — from enlivening roast potatoes, to spicing up veggies on the BBQ, to making your simple side salad sing, our all natural, small-batch, makes this spice blend an indispensable partner in the kitchen.  Don't forget to try it on salmon, pork chops, chicken, hash browns, tater tots, and even French fries.  Use it on broccoli, mushrooms, and other grilled or roasted vegetables.  

When sprinkled on a steak pre- or post-grilling, the taste of Saratoga Steak & Chop is comparable to a deli favorite: pastrami.   One of our personal favorite is actually when it's paired with fish — big tuna, swordfish, or mahi-mahi steaks left overnight in a simple marinade of extra-virgin olive oil and our Saratoga Steak & Chop, then seared quickly on the grill outside or in a cast iron pan on the stove top. 

The best method to use our blend for seasoning a steak is, first, bring your steak to room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes.  Then, pat the meat dry with a paper towel and apply the spice rub generously (lightly or more to your taste) immediately before cooking (what the meat holds is the amount needed).  Let the steak sit with the rub on at room temperature for 20/30 minutes. This will allow the flavors to absorb and the meat to rise in temperature.  You don't want it more than 30 mins. on in advance as the salt will draw water out of the meat.  This well-rounded rub will provide a nice crust while bringing out the natural flavors of the meat.

To use Saratoga Steak & Chop in a marinade, add ½ teaspoon of the mix to ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup water, and 2 tablespoons vinegar.  Marinate the steak for 15 minutes or more in a plastic bag in the refrigerator before grilling.  Be sure that you dispose of the marinade that has been in contact with the raw meat.  Make fresh marinade if you wish to use it as a baste or sauce.

Ingredients:  This robust seasoning features Hungarian Paprika, Tellicherry black Pepper, Garlic, Onion, roasted red Bell Pepper, black Mustard seed, Coriander, hot Pepper flakes, Rosemary, Thyme, Cardamom seeds, Dill seeds, and Himalayan pink sea Salt.

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