Originally Posted by vitauta
what is in montreal seasoning?
"Montreal steak seasoning
, also known as Montreal steak spice
, Canadian steak seasoning
or Canadian steak spice
is a spice mix used to flavor steak and grilled meats that was based on the pickling dry-rub
mix used in preparing Montreal smoked meat
The smoked meat seasoning itself was descended from pickling mixes used in Eastern Europe or Romanian Jewish cuisine
. The primary constituents of Montreal steak seasoning including garlic
, black pepper
, red pepper
seed, and salt
The spice mix recipe varies slightly among restaurants and manufacturers.
is credited with the creation of Montreal steak seasoning. The story of its creation is that a Schwartz's broilerman by the name of Morris "The Shadow" Sherman, during the 1940s and 1950s began adding the deli's smoked meat pickling spices to his own rib and liver steaks. Soon the customers began asking for the same. Due to its popularity, it eventually became a norm in Montreal delis and steakhouses to spice their steaks similarly."
That sounds about right. We get some good restaurant steak, here in Montréal.