Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning

Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning
Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning
Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning
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101187 001
$8.95
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3.7 oz
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Smoky and aromatic Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning brings savory depth to steak, but it’s also excellent on other cuts of meat. It’s also called Brazilian Steak Seasoning, Brazilian Seasoning, Brazilian Seasoning Blend, or Churrasco Seasoning.

 

What is Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning?

 

The Brazilian style of barbecue is known as churrasco, which means “to toast” or “to grill”. The word is derived from the Spanish word churrar, an imitative word that refers to the sound of meat cooking—like the word “sizzle”, only in Brazilian Portuguese—and encompasses the wood-fueled style of cooking that gauchos developed on long cattle drives across the grasslands of southern Brazil. Brazilian steakhouses want to emulate that sort of open-air, robust sensibility.

Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning is a bold and assertive way to capture the spirit of the Brazilian grasslands. It’s loaded with smoky flavors and deep, earthy bottom notes. Sweet herbs give this blend a refreshing lift, punches of salt to keep taste buds engaged, and abundant aromatics to provide savory fragrance.

 

The Story Behind Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning

 

Cattle first came to Brazil in the 1600s, arriving with the Portuguese conquistadores who colonized the land. Many of us imagine Brazil as a steamy, murky place covered by an endless canopy of rain forest; however, there are large areas of southern and southeastern Brazil that are either savanna or the South American grasslands known as pampas, and are a smorgasbord for cattle.

The men who worked with Brazilian cattle in the field were known as gauchos, and the life of the gaucho has gained folkloric traction in modern culture. Before the vast countryside of Brazil was divided into properties and estates, these nomadic herdsmen were hired to drive cattle to new grazing land or to market towns. One of the perks of the job is that they were well-fed; gauchos would set up a churrasco, or a large fire for spit- and skewer-cooking, and enjoy some of the fruits of their own labor. People still cling to the romanticized image of a gaucho camping under the stars, cattle lowing gently in the background, with a full belly and a few fellow gauchos and a guitar for company.

In reality, the life of a gaucho was decidedly more gritty. Their skills with horses were indeed extraordinary, but they were often without roots, home, or stable employment. They drank, they swore, they gambled, and they tended to settle even petty disagreements with violence. By the end of the 19th century, cattle owners were organizing their cattle holdings into multifunctional, large-property estates and the need to hire gauchos to drive cattle off their land diminished in favor of the stationary ranch hand. What survived, though, was the romantic notion of their existence.

The best ideals of gaucho food culture—plenty of meat, carefully prepared over a roaring fire—was adopted into the ways of life on the estate, and churrasco as an overall concept became an important part of the Brazilian way of life. Friends and family would gather around the fire, carefully tending to the skewers of meat, and slice off a little of this and a bit of that until they had their fill. This all-you-can-eat serving style is called rodizio and it didn’t apply to steak houses until a happy accident some time in the mid-20th century, when a waiter at a churrascaria brought a skewer of meat to the wrong table, and let the diners slice off some of the meat anyway. It soon spread through Brazil’s service industry thanks to a boom in Brazilian road infrastructure; churrascarias opened to cater to the increased needs of long-distance truckers traveling these new highways, since meat was abundant and easy to cook, churrasco-style. By the 1970s the all-you-can-eat rodizio restaurant concept became a national Brazilian dining standard.

The first Brazilian steakhouse opened in the United States in 1995, launching a wave of meat-centric restaurants across America. In recent counts there were 92 Brazilian chain restaurant locations open in the US; this does not take into account the single-owner, single-location churrascarias across the country. The modern incarnation of the Brazilian steakhouse tries to thematically encapsulate the brave, bold independence of the gaucho and the welcoming generosity of rodizio service. You don’t need to have hot South American winds blowing through your hair to imagine the sweet smell of the grasslands and the smoky depth of a campfire, or experience the collective joy of a shared meal. You just need to take a big bite of the abundant food waiting on your plate.

 

What Does Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning Taste Like?

 

Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning opens with a one-two punch of smoky salt and pepper, and pungent aromatics like onion and garlic. Woodsy cinnamon dominates the aroma, and the flavor comes in right after the onion, adding a sweet lift with the airy herbaceousness of spearmint and fennel. Low and earthy umami notes from ground mushroom and annatto make up the backbone of this blend, and carry it outward to a peppery finish with a gentle burn.

 

How Do I Use Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning?

 

Dramatic steaks deserve dramatic seasonings, so use this blend when you go all out and want to properly dress a gorgeous Tomahawk Steak. You can also use it as a standard seasoning over things like grilled chicken or sirloin, which you can then slice and put over a Salad with Chimichurri Sauce. Marinate a whole chicken with Brazilian Steak Seasoning and Buttermilk for the most tender grilled chicken imaginable. Toss over sweet potatoes and bake for an indulgent Sweet Potato Poutine. Add some of this to tuna steaks and sear, then enjoy a Tuna, Poblano, and Potato Salad. Sauté mushrooms with Brazilian Steakhouse Seasoning and shallots for a savory side dish you can enjoy with a wide variety of meals.

We recommend using our Brazilian Steak Seasoning to season beef, no matter what kind, though it's also excellent on lamb, turkey, or chicken. To use as a rub for steaks or to blend into burgers, we suggest 1 Tablespoon of blend per pound of meat.

 

Ingredients Salt, pepper, onion, garlic, annatto, fennel, bell pepper, mushroom, cinnamon, spearmint.
Also Called Brazilian Steak Seasoning, Brazilian Seasoning, Brazilian Seasoning Blend
Recommended Uses As a rub or marinade for various meats, on roasted vegetables, tossed over potato wedges
Flavor Profile Grassy, brisk flavor and mildly bitter finish
Cuisine Brazilian, South American
How To Store Airtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life 6-12 months
Country of Origin USA
Dietary Preferences Gluten Free, Non-GMO

 

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories11

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium308mg13%

Total Carbohydrate2.3g1%

Dietary Fiber1.0g4%

Total Sugars0.2g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.5g1%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium15mg1%

Iron0mg3%

Potassium41mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.7 out of 5
3 total ratings.

Louis C. (Verified buyer) 12/22/2021
Steakhouse Review We haven't used it yet but our customers loved it!

Robert G. (Verified buyer) 11/18/2021
Very good product The product is excellent. It is not overdone. The unique blend of flavors remind me of family gatherings as a child. However, typically the shipping process is poor and unpredictable. It makes it a bad experience

jeff b. (Verified buyer) 11/22/2021
Brazilian steakhouse seasoning Works well on steaks
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