Do you make your own seasoning mixes? I keep a couple handmade ones on hand for those times that it is inconvenient (or impossible) to get seasonings locally.
I always make my own seasoning salt. I use it all the time, so I’m constantly running out, and it’s just easier to make it than to keep running to the store.
Then I have a couple “specialty” mixes. These ones (like Buffalo and BBQ) are either tough to come by when I need them or I use them so sporadically that I only need a little on hand, so I only make what I need.
This is the case with this Greek/Gyro mix. I’ve never seen anything like it locally, and I don't make Greek food frequently enough to order a large jar. There are a lot of ingredients in this mix, but they are ones I always seem to have on hand. And since it only makes a couple tablespoons (and easily doubled or tripled if more is needed) it is perfect for my kitchen!
Greek/Gyro Seasoning Mix
¼ tsp sea salt
1 ½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp curry powder
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp dried rosemary
1/8 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
¼ tsp cornstarch (optional, to prevent caking)
In a small bowl, combine all of the spices except the cornstarch. As you add the herbs (oregano, thyme, and rosemary), grind them slightly with your fingers. Stir well until the spices are completely combined.
Add the cornstarch and stir to combine. Use immediately or store in an empty spice container.
Makes 4 teaspoons