Tips from the Pros: Seasoning and Meat Chart

February 6, 2013



Ever found a random spice and wondered what you could do with it on the grill?  TheBBQGrail has it all figured out for you!

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Experimenting with flavors is a fun and educational part of cooking, whether indoors or out. If you’ve never taken the time and made the effort to match a protein with different spices it can be a little intimidating.  Here’s a little guide that should give you a good primer for what goes with what. This list is not a definitive list of herbs and spices nor what proteins they compliment.  If you have other suggestions, please leave them as a comment below and I’ll add them to the list.


Allspice: Beef, Fish, Lamb, Pork, Seafood

Annatto: Poultry, Pork

Basil: Beef, Poultry, Lamb, Pork

Caraway: Poultry

Cilantro: Beef, Poultry, Lamb, Pork

Cinnamon: Beef, Poultry, Pork

Cloves: Beef, Fish, Pork

Coriander: Beef, Shellfish

Cumin: Beef, Poultry, Pork

Dill: Beef, Fish, Lamb,

Fennel: Fish

Garlic: Beef, Fish, Poultry, Lamb, Pork, Shellfish

Ginger: Beef, Fish, Poultry, Lamb, Pork, Shellfish

Horseradish: Beef, Poultry, Pork, Seafood

Lemongrass: Beef, Poultry, Pork, Seafood

Licorice Root: Poultry, Pork

Marjoram: Beef, Fish, Poultry, Lamb, Pork

Mustard: Beef, Fish, Poultry, Lamb, Pork

Nutmeg: Fish, Poultry

Oregano: Beef, Fish, Poultry, Lamb, Pork

Paprika: Beef, Poultry, Pork, Lamb

Parsley: Beef, Fish, Lamb, Pork, Shellfish

Rosemary: Beef, Poultry, Lamb, Pork

Sage: Fish, Poultry, Pork

Tarragon: Fish, Poultry, Pork

Thyme: Fish, Poultry, Pork

Turmeric: Fish, Lamb



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