The Time a Local Fisherman Saved My Life With a Seasoning Recipe

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The way me and this seasoning came to be started at a farmers market. Most of my stories start with "So I was at the farmer's market...". 

This time it was a about a fish, blue fish. The fisherman brought fresh caught blue fish from his morning fishing trip and was frying it on the spot. $1 for a fish taco and it was simple but with freshness and flavor that just won't quit. 

Naturally I asked for the recipe and my fisherman friend just answered with "some GOOD seasoning and olive oil on the bottom of your fry pan, seer your fish about 5 minutes on each side and toss it in a corn tortilla." 

Yes well what does "good seasoning" even mean?!? Well my friend wouldn't tell me so I'd been on a mission to figure it out for myself luckily enough trial and error sent me to a recipe already well established belonging to the beloved Emeril Lagasse. 

2.5 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp dried thyme

Anytime I'm looking for a new main dish to try out and introduce to the kids I throw this seasoning on it and suddenly it's their new favorite dish. Its perfect on portobello or cauliflower steaks for a vegan dinner. Fantastic on blue fish, for a pescetarian dinner. Insane on a chicken thigh for a night of grilling out! Versatile and kid friendly. I consider this recipe a close friend of mine. Enjoy!

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