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What’s better than supporting local businesses and making a good meal? We’ve got the scoop on four spices and seasonings made right here in the Birmingham area that will up your spice rack game.
Warning: you might get hungry.
1. Dale’s Seasoning
It wouldn’t be a guide to spices and seasonings without a mention of Dale’s Seasoning. First bottled in Birmingham in 1946, Dale’s is a staple of most Southern kitchens. From burgers and steaks to fish and hors d’oeuvres, there are a ton of ways to use Dale’s seasoning in your next dish.
Need some inspo? Check out these three yummy recipes that use Dale’s Seasoning.
Also known as Mr. P’s Deli, this Birmingham deli is a two-for-one deal. Get both your meat and a matching seasoning all in one place. Mr. P’s began creating Pilleteri’s spices and seasonings in 1975, and the flavors have taken off. They offer “Rub a Butt”, “Cricket Dust” and “Mr. French Fry” seasonings, as well as Greek, Italian, Mexican and BBQ seasonings and sauces.
3. Mis’ Rubin’s Seasonings
When you can season everything from veggies to meat with the same spice, you know it’s good. Mis’ Rubin’s began in Montgomery as the Penny Profit Meat Market, founded by Greek immigrants, and is now a nationally-sold seasoning brand.
Now based in Birmingham, they offer a four-pack of seasonings: Black Magic, White Magic, Creole Magic and Greek Magic. If you need some dinner inspiration, they also have a whole section on their website dedicated to recipes starring their spices.
4. Dak’s Spices
Known for salt-free blends, Dak’s Spices are full of flavor and kick, and a great low-sodium option if that’s something you want to incorporate into your diet. Dak’s offers spices and grilling rubs like “Green Zest”, “Red Mountain Rub”, “Taco Knight”, and “Hot Sawzzz”, a salt-free hot sauce.
- Find it at locations across Alabama, including Alabama Goods and Piggly Wiggly
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