The second ingredient in Lawry’s Seasoned Salt is sugar, so while this is not an exact replica of that brand, it may be used in the very same way. If you’d like a hint of sweetness, say for baked salmon, barbecued chicken, or sweet potatoes, you could experiment by adding a teaspoon or so of sugar to the mix.
Yield: a scant 3 tablespoons; double the recipe for a yield of approximately 1/3 cup.
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon paprika*
1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric
1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
Optional: 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper and a pinch (1/16 teaspoon) cinnamon**
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture into a small jar or an empty spice bottle to store.
* I have tried this blend with smoked paprika in place of regular paprika and it is good, although I would recommend using a scant 1/2 teaspoon unless you want the smoked paprika flavor to really stand out.
** This amount of cayenne pepper will add flavor without much heat, but feel free to use a pinch or omit altogether if preferred. Also, though the addition of cinnamon may seem strange, a tiny amount adds a subtle floral note similar to that of some store-bought blends.