posted byGina Dicksonon October 1, 2020 (last updated Aug 3, 2021)
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Put some Latin flavor on your dinner table with these Authentic Latin Sazon Recipes. A Latino classic menu of rice, beans, pork, chicken, or shrimp all packed with great flavors your family will love.
What is sazon seasoning?
Sazon, pronounced in Spain, sah-thohn, is a type of flavorful seasoning salt, used in Spanish and Mexican cooking. Since Sazon means ‘seasoning’ in Spanish, it is easy to see where the name for this all-purpose seasoning comes from. The seasoning is reddish in color, recipes typically include coriander, cumin, turmeric, paprika, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
How does it taste?
Sazon gives your food a savory and comforting flavor that is not spicy. It’s a quick way to add classic Spanish flavor to your recipes.
I have rounded up some of my favorite recipes for you to try.
What is it used for?
Sazon seasoning is a type of seasoned salt found in Spanish, Cuban, Porto Rican, and Mexican recipes. This seasoning is used on meat such as fish and poultry. It is also used to season beans, soups, and stews.
To enhance existing flavors in a dish Sazon seasoning is used just like you would a salt shaker. Moreover, it adds color to the ingredients in a dish.
Soups and Stews
Why is sazon seasoning bad for you?
Many commercial brands have color additives like red40 and yellow5 which can be risky to consume. These ingredients are banned in many parts of Europe, causing chromosomal damage and is linked to ADD and hyperactivity in children.
Some brands also have MSG which is a flavor enhancer. Also, according to Science Friday MSG has for decades been popularly linked to various health problems, such as headaches and allergic reactions. It’s even been considered a factor in infantile obesity.
Let me clarify, I personally do not have a problem with MSG, however, there are some people that it bothers their health. For this reason, I like to prepare food for the company without it just in case.
Making homemade sazon seasoning is easy and you will not have to include any unhealthy additive. Be sure and print my recipe below.
Making your own Homemade Sazon Seasoning Recipe is easy with simple pantry staples. Mix up a batch and keep it in an air-dry jar for whenever you need a little sazon in your recipes.
Authentic Latin sazon recipes
Cuban Quinoa Bowl
Cuban Quinoa Bowl with Sazon Cashew Dressing is loaded with Cuban flavors that are layered with mixed greens, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro. It is a healthy vegan dish full of authentic Cuban flavors.
Love Latin American food? Well try this amazing Puerto Rican style lasagna consisting of seasoned ground beef that is neatly sandwiched between thin layers of plantain strips and topped with dairy free cheese making it lactose friendly.