Sazón - Puerto Rican Seasoning Salt
Sazón means "seasoning" in Spanish. In Puerto Rico, it also refers to a seasoned salt that is used everywhere in Puerto Rican cooking. The seasonings add not only flavour, but also a subtle orange hue to many dishes. Many island cooks use the store-bought version. Here is a homemade approximation.
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground annatto seeds or paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- Mix all of the ingredients together and store the sazón in an airtight container. It will keep fresh for about 3 months.
In recipes, use about 1½ teaspoons for each packet of sazón called for.