Must-Have Seafood Seasonings
Grilled, fried, poached, or roasted, fresh seafood tastes best when it’s seasoned perfectly. While lemon juice, salted butter, and black pepper often satisfy, we have a few more seasoning suggestions to make any fish preparation jump out of the water. Don’t forget to explore our collection of seafood recipes and handcrafted seafood seasonings for more inspiration.
Friday Fish Fry Seasoning
Any midwesterner can wax poetic about the delectable tradition of the Friday fish fry. This blend of kosher salt, freshly cracked black pepper, lemon peel, garlic, and onion is a bouquet of delicious nostalgia. Add a heaping tablespoon of this seasoning to your flour dredge and beer batter recipes, or simply sprinkle it over a filet before searing it in a pan of melted butter.
Fish pairing suggestions: Cod, whitefish, lake trout, smelt, and perch.
Gateway to the North Maple Garlic Seasoning
Few flavor combinations can beat the sweet and savory combo of our maple garlic seasoning. This blend is a Spice House customer and employee favorite for any preparation of salmon. Try generously coating your salmon steaks or filets with Gateway to the North before brushing or basting them with your favorite brand of teriyaki or soy sauce.
Fish pairing suggestions: Salmon, trout, grilled oysters, and tuna steaks.
Classic Cajun Seasoning
Cajun and Creole cuisine are renowned for their expert preparations of seafood. One secret to their success is this fiery and flavorful blend of spices. Try our freshly blended Cajun seasoning for amazing blackened catfish, grilled shrimp, crab cakes, seafood gumbo, or an authentic seafood boil. Also available in Salt-Free Cajun Seasoning and Extra Hot Cajun Seasoning.
Fish pairing suggestions: Shrimp, catfish, oysters, crab, and red snapper.
The name says it all. This delicious blend of mustard seed, dill seed, sesame seed, garlic, lemon, onion, and a few more secrets was crafted exclusively for salmon. (But, don’t stop there!) If you haven’t tried encrusting a salmon filet before, you’re in for a treat. Combine equal parts honey and dijon mustard, brush it over your salmon, and season the filets generously before roasting in the oven or searing in a pan of oil.
Fish pairing suggestions: Salmon, mahi mahi, and bass.
Lake Shore Drive Seasoning
One of our top-selling blends, Lake Shore Drive Seasoning is the perfect allium-forward accent for any side of fish. We love whisking a couple tablespoons into a cup of flour. Simply dust your choice of filet before frying it all in a pan with melted butter and just a splash of good olive oil. Don’t forget the roasted potatoes!
Fish pairing suggestions: Honestly, anything! We suggest starting with salmon, cod, tuna, tilapia, and perch.
Why is no seafood boil? (I don’t want to use Old Bay or pickling spice) Seems like a natural for the Spice House.