Sazon is a used in daily Caribbean cooking. Milk, sugar, eggs, flour, bread, sazon

Moving away to the southern hemisphere, I’ve not seen 1 box of sazon on sale at any grocery store or specialty store. I decided to do some research and see what exactly was sazon made of, and it was all things that I already had in my pantry or could find in an Asian grocery.

Making your own spice blend means you miss out on all the chemicals added by the big companies. You’d also miss out on MSG, which most people are trying to avoid.

Here’s what you need to make your own sazon at home

  • 1 tbsp Annatto Powder – gives the orange color to sazon
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp onion powder

Use your coffee grinder to combine these ingredients, and store the mixture in a glass jar with a lid. You can also crush the mixture together with a mortar and pestle.

This mixture is devoid of chemicals and will cake together, use a chop stick or a fork to loosen the mixture to tease out the measure you want to cook with.

The average measure used of sazon is 2 tbsp, and usually used to season meat dishes.

This mixture can be stored in your pantry for over one year.

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