I love to cook food that is flavorful. That is why I use a lot of seasoning in most of my dishes.
Consequently, I am always on the look out for new seasoning products. Over the years I have found some that I love so much I continue to use them. The seasoning blend I am about to review falls into that category.
I love cooking Cajun inspired dishes. I like spicy food because it wakes up the palate and sets the mind on path of flavor exploration.
One of my favorite dishes in the entire world is a well prepared blackened steak. But finding the right blend of spices to make such a dish soar can be tricky.
I have experimented with making my own spice blends in the past, to varying degrees of success. But none of my triumphs ever came close to Blackened Steak Magic Seasoning Blends from Chef Paul Prudhommes.
The ingredients of this seasoning blend are perfect. They include dehydrated chili, garlic and onion, miscellaneous spices and salt. Everything is natural in nature and contains no food additives, MSG or preservatives.
A serving size of Blackened Steak Magic Seasoning Blends from Chef Paul Prudhommes is Â¼ tsp. That means there are approximately 75 servings in each 1.8 oz jar.
This seasoning contains 80 milligrams of salt, which may make it out of the reach of individuals who must watch their salt intake. However, it contains no carbohydrates, cholesterol, sat or sugar. That also means that is has little nutritional value on its own.
Using Blackened Steak Magic Seasoning Blends from Chef Paul Prudhommes to make the perfect blackened steak is easy. Just coat the steak on both sides with a very light dusting of extra light virgin olive oil. Then sprinkle on the seasoning blend, being sure to evenly distribute the spice throughout the steak.
Once it is ready to cook, you have several options for preparation. It can be cooked in a skillet on the stove, broiled in the oven, or grilled on the barbecue.
To cook the steak in a skillet on top of the stove, add 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil to the pan and heat on high. Once the oil is good and hot, place the steak in the pan to get a quick, even sear. Turn the meat over to sear it on the other side. It will take about 1 minute per side for the sear to be right.
Reduce the heat under the skillet once both sides of the steak are seared. Now continue cooking on medium to medium-low heat until the desired doneness is achieved.
Plate the steak and pour the natural juices from the skillet over the top. Serve as is or add your favorite steak topping.
To broil the steak, place it into a well-heated broiler. Sear one side and then flip over to the other. Continue broiling until the desired doneness is achieved. Plate and serve the steak.
To grill the steak, place the meat on a heated grill. Using water, spritz the flames to encourage them to “kiss” the steak and sear it properly. Flip over and repeat on the other side.
Continue grilling the steak until the desired doneness is achieved. Then plate and serve alone or with your favorite steak topping.
You can further flavor the steak by cooking it on a wood plank or by adding wood chips to the grill. You can also baste the steak as it grills if you so desire.
Here is my summary review:
Taste: 5 stars. Blackened Steak Magic Seasoning Blends from Chef Paul Prudhommes is the perfect blend of spices necessary to produce a first-class blackened steak.
Ease of use: 5 stars. This spice is easy to use. Add just a little of the seasoning blend for a hint of Cajun seasoning or add a lot for a full out spicy adventure into the Louisiana Bayou.
Appearance: 5 stars: Blackened Steak Magic Seasoning Blends from Chef Paul Prudhommes looks as good as it really is.
Nutrition: 3 stars. It is true that this seasoning has no nutritional value. On the other hand, it has little that will hurt you as well. It’s only real vice is the sodium content.
Green rating: 5 stars. The seasoning comes in a clear glass bottle that can be used or recycled. The box it comes in can be recycled, but it is also biodegradable.
Packaging: 5 stars. Blackened Steak Magic Seasoning Blends from Chef Paul Prudhommes comes in clear glass bottle. The label is magenta and black, making it easy to spot. The Magic Seasoning Blend logo is prominently displayed. The outer cardboard box perfectly matches the bottle.
Variety: 5 stars. If blackened food isn’t your thing Chef Paul Prudhommes has other seasoning blends to choose from. These include, but are not necessarily limited to, Barbecue Magic, Fajita Magic, Herbal Pizza and Pasta Magic, Hot and Sweet Pizza and Pasta Magic, Meat Magic, Pork & Veal Magic, Poultry Magic, Salmon Magic, Salt Free Magic (for all foods), Seafood Magic, Hot and Vegetable Magic.
Ease of storage: 5 stars. The bottle is small at 5″ in height and 1 Â½” in diameter. It will fit into a kitchen cabinet, panty or drawer. It will also fit into some spice racks.
Availability: 5 stars. Blackened Steak Magic Seasoning Blends from Chef Paul Prudhommes is available in most national grocery chains. It can also be found in some discount department stores that have an extensive food section.
Price: 4 stars. The cost is a bit elevated at $5.99 a bottle. However, the seasoning goes a long way and lasts a long time.
Product purchase probability: 5 stars. I love this product. It stays in my cabinet always.
Final rating: 4.7 stars.
5 stars – outstanding
4 stars – good
3 stars – average
2 stars – below average
1 star – poor