Stone House Seasoning

Stone house seasoning is an excellent choice for enhancing the flavors of your meals. It’s both simple and quick to prepare, requiring just three common ingredients that are likely already in your pantry.

Stone house seasoning in a bowl with pepper corns.

Kosher Salt

Our seasoning mix uses kosher salt for its texture and the way it seasons food. While table salt or sea salt can be substituted, the quantities will need adjustment. Refer to this salt conversion chart for accurate measurements.

Freshly cracked pepper

We prefer medium-sized chunks of freshly cracked pepper in this seasoning blend, striking a balance between half/quarter-cracked and coarse black pepper. You can grind the pepper to suit your taste or opt for pre-ground pepper, though freshly ground peppercorns tend to be more flavorful.

Garlic granules

In our seasoning mix, we specifically choose garlic granules for their texture, which is coarser than garlic powder. The granules add a distinct, more pronounced texture to the seasoning blend. If you don’t have garlic granules, you can easily substitute them with garlic powder. The conversion ratio is 2:1 in favor of the granules. You can use one teaspoon of garlic powder for every two teaspoons of garlic granules the recipe calls for. This substitution ensures that the flavor remains balanced without overpowering the blend.

Overhead photo of stone house seasoning surrounded by thyme, garlic cloves, and peppercorns.

Ease of use & versatility

We think Stone House Seasoning is excellent because it makes seasoning so quick and convenient; here are just some ways we use our seasoning mix;

  • Grilled steaks: Sprinkle the seasoning generously for a robust flavor.
  • Roasted vegetables: Toss your favorite veggies with olive oil and Stone House Seasoning before roasting.
  • Baked chicken: Rub the seasoning on chicken breasts or thighs before baking for a savory twist.
  • Scrambled eggs: Add a pinch to your morning eggs for an elevated taste.
  • Popcorn: Sprinkle over freshly popped popcorn for a gourmet snack.
  • Homemade fries: Toss cut potatoes with the seasoning before baking or frying.
  • Seafood: Season fish or shrimp before grilling or sautéing.
  • Soups and stews: Add during cooking for depth of flavor.
  • Pasta dishes: Sprinkle on pasta sauces or pasta salads for an extra zing.
  • Avocado toast: A light sprinkle can transform a simple avocado toast into something special.
  • Rice dishes: Mix into rice before cooking for a subtle, aromatic flavor.
  • Salad dressings: Incorporate into vinaigrettes or creamy dressings for salads.
  • Burgers: Mix into the patty meat or sprinkle on top while grilling.
  • Pizza: Add a dash on top of your pizza for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Sandwiches: Elevate the taste of sandwiches and wraps with a light sprinkle.
  • Barbecue ribs: Rub onto ribs before slow cooking or grilling.
  • Garlic bread: Mix with butter for a delicious garlic bread spread.
  • Corn on the cob: Brush with butter and season for a tasty side dish.
  • Tofu: Marinate tofu with a blend of Stone House Seasoning and olive oil before cooking.
  • Potato salad: Add to your potato salad recipe for a unique twist.

Is it okay to use table salt instead of kosher salt for stone house seasoning?

Certainly! Table salt can replace kosher salt. We do prefer kosher salt for its texture and subtle flavor, but remember to adjust the amount if substituting with table salt - consult the salt conversion table for accurate adjustments.

Can pre-ground pepper be used in this seasoning?

Yes, pre-ground pepper is a suitable alternative. While our experiments show that freshly ground pepper slightly enhances the flavor, pre-ground pepper still makes for an effective and flavorful seasoning.

Is it possible to substitute garlic powder for garlic granules?

Yes, garlic powder can be used in place of garlic granules. We prefer garlic granules for their texture, but you can substitute 2 teaspoons of garlic granules with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.

What are some dishes that go well with stone house seasoning?

Stone house seasoning is highly versatile and pairs wonderfully with both meats and vegetables. It's great for seasoning curries, chilis, and as a steak rub.

How long can stone house seasoning be stored?

You can store stone house seasoning in an airtight jar in your pantry for up to one year.

Can I add spices to stone house seasoning?

Absolutely! This seasoning blend is adaptable and can be customized with spices like paprika or chili powder. For this recipe, try adding ½ a teaspoon of paprika or chili powder for an extra flavor boost.

Stone House Seasoning

Stone house seasoning is an excellent choice for enhancing your dishes with robust flavor. It's a quick and effortless blend to prepare, requiring just three simple ingredients that are commonly found in most kitchens.



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3 kcal

A rustic bowl of Stone House Seasoning topped with whole peppercorns; and beside it there's a sprig of rosemary, peppercorns, salt and garlic cloves.


  • ¼ cup kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons garlic granules


  1. Mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container.


  1. Calories 3 kcal | 
  2. Carbohydrate Content 0.7 g | 
  3. Cholesterol Content 0 mg | 
  4. Fat Content 0 g | 
  5. Fiber Content 0.2 g | 
  6. Protein Content 0.1 g | 
  7. Serving Size 1 portion | 
  8. Sodium Content 744.3 mg | 
  9. Sugar Content 0 g | 

About the author

Emma Donin is the culinary maestro behind this blog that serves as a melting pot of global cuisines and gastronomic adventures. Her culinary journey began in her grandmother's kitchen, where she learned the fundamentals of cooking and the importance of using fresh, quality ingredients.

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