BBQ Spices from Lafayette Spices

It’s time to light the charcoal and grab a cold one!!!

Katherine Loffreto

Backyard BBQ season has arrived! Lafayette Spices not only here to help, we’re here to ensure you’ve got the absolute tastiest barbecuing spices right at your fingertips! When it comes to outdoor cookery, here are a few we couldn’t do without…

Beachwood Smoked Salt

This is Pure French Guerande Sea Salt that has been gently smoked over beechwood for 10 days. While most other smoked salts are artificially sprayed with flavor – this Beechwood Smoked Salt remains totally natural, and incredibly intense. Because of the elongated processing technique, this salt has superior flavor and texture characteristics. Because of its intense smoky aroma and flavor, this salt is ideal for items that you’re not able to apply elongated amount of hot smoke to. Think delicately grilled scallops, oysters, and other shellfish. A little sprinkling on grilled corn and other summer veggies would also be an excellent way to utilize this smoky powerhouse salt.

Tellicherry Smoked Peppercorns

Tellicherry Peppercorns are larger than your average pepper because they are left on the vine longer – this process is what gives the peppercorns their deep, rich flavor. Hailing from Tellicherry India, the pepper berries are painstakingly hand smoked and will certainly remind you of your childhood barbecue. Aromas of robust smoke and fruitiness. This is your go-to peppercorn this summer – use it for seasoning pork chops, steaks, burgers, and chicken. Wonderful on seafood before grilling – imagine this smoky goodness on some grilled shrimp, or a swordfish steak! What a meal…

Crazy Salt

This powerful salt blend is crafted in Guerande France and is composed of sea salt, paprika, thyme, chili, cumin, coriander, pink peppercorn, black peppercorn, and rosemary. The intense combination of spices and herbs make it an ideal salt for seasoning meat before cooking. Try rubbing it on raw steaks, chicken, ribs, and pork chops. It’s also perfect for larger cuts of fish – like tuna and swordfish, and even whole grilled seafood like bass and squid. If you’re in the mood for a drink, it makes a tantalizing rim spice for a cool bloody mary or michelada.

Toasted Tex Mex Sesame Seeds

These addictively delicious sesame seeds are made in Japan and will instantly become your new favorite seasoning. The Japanese process of soaking and toasting the sesame seeds 5 times infuses the aroma deep inside and results in a very crunchy condiment. Use these delicious seeds to finish already grilled meats and seafood – try using it to top grilled lobster and summer veggies.

And there you have it! Our picks for your summer PICNIC  (see what we did there?). Make these incredible seasonings part of your summer soiree - you’re guaranteed to like what you taste!