Jun 212019

When Natalie and I go to St. Louis to visit Kevin, Katy, and Evan, we usually have breakfast at one of the First Watch restaurants. They are a breakfast/lunch-only restaurant and their menu is unique with fresh and healthy foods cooked with care. On our last visit there, I discovered they had a cookbook, which I bought. Included was a recipe for their seasoning used in much of their cooking, First Watch seasoning. But, of course, I always adjust and modify recipes. (I can’t help myself.) I increased the spices a bit and added the smoked paprika.

So here’s my version which I call St. Louis Seasoning in order to avoid any copyright and trademark issues.

St. Louis Seasoning
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Category: Rubs & Marinades

Author: Mark Karney


  • 1 cup Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt*
  • 1/3 cup ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 2 tsp. smoked sweet paprika


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly. Store in a tightly sealed container.
  2. Keep it on your counter, you’ll use it a lot.


*If you decide to use Morton Kosher Salt or regular salt, cut the amount of salt in half.

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