Slap Yo Mama is fantastic. Love it.
Haha, yup! I beat you to it on the first page. I haven't found anything yet that it doesn't work well on!McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning. It has coarse salt, black & red pepper, garlic & peprika. It's great on steaks, chicken, salads, cottage cheese, in chilli and even in dip. We take it everywhere.
I guess the point, which I should have clarified further, is that even one blend probably won't do the trick for everything. For example, I probably wouldn't toss a seasoning salt on my eggs in the morning, but rather some basil, fresh ground black pepper or even red pepper flakes for an added kick.I think most people have already agreed with you. Almost everyone has chosen a blend and not a particular spice.
While I agree that garlic is THE essential ingredient for many dishes, my pantry holds a tad more. There was a time when I felt a good cook had to be an artist with spices and studied hard to know their affects on different foods. I created dishes whose taste was almost entirely based upon the seasoning combinations that I used. Then one day I realized that the foods themselves were mostly for looks and textures and I was depending upon the herbs & spices for the flavour. I'm sure this was the way to go in the days of very limited verity and questionable freshness of foods. One could easily hide meat that is past its prime with spices. But what about the natural flavours of fresh foods?In case of vampire attacks, I will be well protected. I'm already convinced that the only spice that The_Mrs. needs to cook a fabulous meal is garlic.