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La Grille Montreal Steak Spice Seasoning, 825g, $7.92

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[Amazon.ca] La Grille Montreal Steak Spice Seasoning, 825g, $7.92

Not a crazy deal, but it's a few bucks off of the regular price for this popular seasoning. Subscribe and Save options also available.

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"The faceless person that decided to "serve" thick steaks with the spice mix was actually a man named "The Shadow." Morris "The Shadow" Sherman, to be exact. He was a broilerman who worked at Schwartz's, a legendary Montreal restaurant devoted to the Canadian cousin of pastrami called smoked meat. The famously pungent spice blend was used to cure the beef brisket before it was smoked and steamed. One day, Sherman sprinkled some of that smoked-meat blend over the liver he was broiling for his lunch. Customers clamored for the same spices on their steaks, and the Canadian Steak Invasion was underway.

Schwartz's way of seasoning steak soon caught fire across North America, where countless carnivores started sprinkling their steaks with pastrami spices. Without even knowing it. And though those spices were made popularized at Schwartz's, they didn't originate in Old Montreal—more like the Old World. Romania, to be specific. Romanian Jews like Schwartz's founder, Reuben Schwartz, brought their home country's spiced-meat tradition of "pastramă" with him when he immigrated to Canada and opened his deli. And just like other cultural treasures, those "pastramă" spices were adapted to their new country without most people being aware of their origins."
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Some history on the whole Montreal steak spice. Wished they would have have a second store in Toronto. We would stop by thier Montreal resturant whenever we where in Montreal and leave with some in the cooler for the drive home. If you're ever in Montreal you HAVE to stop by and try thier stuff.

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Well, I bought it from NoFrills or something, back 2-3 years ago for about $6. I used it 2-3 times and it's still almost full. Best steak is freshly grounded pepper and salt.
All top chefs agree. So, imho, just a "gimmick"
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This is a vastly better deal than $4 188g at my local grocer, but I could never finish this in time.
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thedealhunter2000 wrote: Some history on the whole Montreal steak spice. Wished they would have have a second store in Toronto.
Awesome little history lesson. Thanks.

Btw, https://sumilicious.ca/ isn't Schwartz but it's damn close, and absolutely delicious! Head chef worked at Schwartz for years before opening up this shop in Scarborough.
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Hello, does anyone know what it sells at Costco for? I just ran out today so might save a few.
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discoblues wrote: Awesome little history lesson. Thanks.

Btw, https://sumilicious.ca/ isn't Schwartz but it's damn close, and absolutely delicious! Head chef worked at Schwartz for years before opening up this shop in Scarborough.
Thanks for the tip.
I just moved here from Montreal, and Schwartz is one of the things I'm going to miss most. Definitely going to check this place out!
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I think this is cheaper than Costco.
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It's a little spicy FYI. I feel still salt and pepper is enough.. Sometimes these spices drown out the meat flavour
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Bought one last year for $6 didn't even use 1/4 of it. Usually don't use it on steaks though
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b33f wrote: Thanks for the tip.
I just moved here from Montreal, and Schwartz is one of the things I'm going to miss most. Definitely going to check this place out!
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prophetca wrote: Hello, does anyone know what it sells at Costco for? I just ran out today so might save a few.
I think my local costco has this item
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renegadeavenger wrote: It's a little spicy FYI. I feel still salt and pepper is enough.. Sometimes these spices drown out the meat flavour
Lol pepper is soo good not hot at all for megotta build up capcasium tolerance, we were all there when everything was spicy
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dazz wrote: Well, I bought it from NoFrills or something, back 2-3 years ago for about $6. I used it 2-3 times and it's still almost full. Best steak is freshly grounded pepper and salt.
All top chefs agree. So, imho, just a "gimmick"
Best steak is the way you like it... There's no all chefs agree on the way you should eat your food. Chefs put one pound of butter on their steak when they cook it. I cook mine on charcoal wood fire and it's how i like it best. Enjoy your food
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Purchased last year for under $6 off Amazon. I'd say this is warm.
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I use it as a rub for slow cooker roasts... Costco jar lasts less than a year.
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dazz wrote: Well, I bought it from NoFrills or something, back 2-3 years ago for about $6. I used it 2-3 times and it's still almost full. Best steak is freshly grounded pepper and salt.
All top chefs agree. So, imho, just a "gimmick"
"I don't like this therefore it isn't good"

As for what "all top chefs agree" upon, just what do you think is in this steak spice? Would you be surprised to know it's mostly salt and pepper? There are other spices in there but the reason it's used so commonly on steaks is that it's a pre-blended version of salt and pepper with added spices.

Honestly I don't know why some people feel the need to comment to add absolutely nothing.

Anyway, if any of you have friends who aren't from North America this makes a great gift, I've given it to my German friends as a gift and they love it, when I go I have to bring several bottles because their friends all want some.

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