Seasonest Makes New Orleans Style Gumbo

We’re so glad it’s Friday and we’re feeling kind of festive! For this #FlashBackFriday we wanted to share one of our favorite (and most viewed) recipes: New Orleans Style Gumbo. Full of tasty seafood, sausage and chicken, this recipe continues to steal hearts and stomach alike. Watch our super easy video tutorial to see how it’s done!

Have a great weekend!

The Seasonest Family

Your Recipe Guide to March Madness

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March Madness has officially began, and we’ve got a great lineup of delicious recipes you can use to impress your fellow basketball enthusiasts! These classic recipes are sure to be a hit whether you’re enjoying them solo or with a group of friends. Tell us in the comment who you’re rooting for and if you enjoyed the recipes!

Hot and Spicy Buffalo Wings

Hot Wings

 

Buffalo wings have become more than just snack food for a ball game. Make it as hot as you like and enjoy anytime. Usually eaten with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing, but can be served with any sides you desire.

Ingredients

3lbs Chicken Wings, buffalo cut
Seasonest – Spicy Blend
1/3 cup Hot Sauce
3 TBSP Butter
Cooking Spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 400˚. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle Seasonest – Spicy Blend on chicken. Arrange chicken on baking sheet and place in oven for 45 minutes until brown and crispy. Turn the wings halfway through cooking to brown both sides.

Melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat with hot sauce and 1 tsp of Seasonest – Spicy Blend. Pour into large mixing bowl. Add cooked chicken wings and shake until wings are covered with sauce.

Serve immediately with celery sticks with blue cheese or ranch dressing.

 

Crawfish Hush Puppies

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These tasty bites are sure to be eaten up quick. Simple to make, simple to enjoy!

1 cup yellow cornmeal

¾ cup self rising flour

1 tsp salt sweet onion, minced

7 oz cooked deveined and shelled crawfish

1 tbsp Seasonest Original

2 chives, minced

1 cup of milk

1 egg

Peanut or other oil for frying

Cut the crawfish into small pieces and season with a sprinkle of Seasonest Original. Mix all dry ingredients and wet ingredients together separately. Combine dry and wet mixtures (being careful not to over work). Stir in crawfish. Fry tablespoon sized dollops in canola oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat until golden brown. They don’t have to be perfect circles! Immediately sprinkle with Seasonest Original once removed from oil.

Serve with remoulade sauce as an appetizer or with dinner.

*Note that the crawfish can be replaced with almost anything: diced Andouille, crabmeat, whatever you like.

Party Dip

Party Dip

Only three ingredients needed for this delicious recipe. This dip can be served with fresh vegetables, crackers, breads or other dipping foods. Enjoy!

Ingredients

8 oz Cream Cheese

4 oz Low-fat Sour Cream
1.5 tbsp Seasonest Original Spice Blend

Directions

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix with a mixer or by hand until smooth. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with parsley, cilantro or scallions.

Serve immediately with fresh vegetable sticks, crackers, bread or chips or refrigerate until served.

 

Happy Monday!

The Seasonest Family

Soulful, Southern Fried Chicken

homemade fried chicken

Happy Friday!

Have you ever had a moment where you suddenly got caught up in the insatiable desire to have some good, old-fashioned, Southern home cooking? Yes, yes… we definitely understand! Well, we’re excited to bring you a fun and soulful, Southern recipe just in time for the weekend! Our Soulful, Southern Fried Chicken is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (any brand)
  • Seasonest’s Soul Food Blend
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil of your preference (Healthiest is best!)
  • 1 1/4 pounds of chicken (We recommend chicken drumsticks.)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/8 cup pepper
  • 1/8 cup garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup flour

Utensils:

  • Deep fryer or pan (If using a pan, please use oven mitts.)
  • Tongs
  • One large bowl
  • One small bowl
  • Paper towels
  • Large/gallon-size storage/freezer bag
  • One large plate

Instructions:

  • If using a deep fryer, fill with a minimum of 10 cups of your choice of oil and preheat to 350 degrees. If using a pan, heat to medium/high and fill no more than half way with oil.
  • Take small bowl and combine salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and Seasonest Soul Food Blend together. Set aside.
  • Combine egg and hot sauce into large bowl. Mix well and set aside.
  • Fill gallon-size storage/freezer bag with flour. Set aside.
  • Take chicken pieces and wash with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels and roll into bowl of seasoning.
  • Place seasoned chicken pieces into the bowl of egg and hot sauce and place 1/4 of the pieces into the fryer for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining 3/4 of chicken.
  • Once chicken is cooked, place upon large plate covered with paper towels. Use another paper towel to pat chicken pieces dry and remove any excess oil left over from cooking.
  • Serve and enjoy!

*Please note: This recipe makes about 12 chicken pieces, or 3-4 servings!

We hope you thoroughly enjoy your very own, homemade fried chicken.

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Seasonest Family

You CAN Cook: A Simple, Romantic Meal

Hi Everyone,

Since it’s Valentine’s Day week, we felt that it was time to pull out a quick and tasty meal that you and your special someone can enjoy together. You may be so busy with kids that having a lot time to yourself just isn’t a real option. You may be coming back from a long trip, a weekend away or, just simply wish to keep this Valentine’s Day dinner simple (And as an added bonus, relatively inexpensive!).

Whichever category you may fall into, we hope that you enjoy this tasty meal and can share it with the ones you love!

Easy, Cheesy Casserole


Ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or strips)
  • 1 head of organic broccoli
  • 2-3 full-size, organic carrots
  • 1 head of organic cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup long grain or wild rice
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • Sharp cheddar cheese (Or, mixed cheeses for added flavor!)
  • Seasonest Original Blend

    Utensils:

  • Baking/ casserole dish (the one pictured is around 12″x 9.75″x 5″)
  • Medium stove-top pot and lid
  • Wok or frying pan
  • Scoop/stirring spoon
  • Two oven mitts
  • Cutting knife
  • Two cutting boards (one for meat, one for vegetables)
  • Measuring cup
  • Cheese grater

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Set aside casserole dish (You may wish to apply olive oil to keep ingredients from sticking to the side of the dish.).
  • Measure out 3/4 cup rice and 2 1/4 cup water and place these in a medium stove-top pot. Add in 1 Tbsp. of olive oil so that the rice doesn’t stick to the pot.
  • Turn on a stove-top burner to Medium-High and place the rice-filled pot on top. Bring contents to a boil, then cover with a lid and turn burner down to Low or Med-Low for 20 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from packaging and wash thoroughly. Cut chicken into desired size (Bite-size preferable). Set aside.
  • Take out your vegetables and wash them thoroughly, then chop them up to bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  • Place wok or frying pan onto the stove and turn burner on to Medium heat. Once it is fully heated, toss in chicken and 1 Tbsp. olive oil and cook well (Chicken will turn white and need flipping to ensure thorough cooking.). Once well-cooked, toss in the vegetables and another 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Also, sprinkle in Seasonest Original Blend in desired amount.
  • Once rice, chicken and vegetables are all done cooking, place rice into the bottom of the casserole dish, adding the vegetables and chicken on top. Add a layer of grated sharp cheddar to the top until fully covered and place the dish in the oven for 20 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted.
  • After the cheese has melted, remove cooked casserole from oven using BOTH oven mitts and let sit for 5 minutes to cool.
  • Enjoy!

Let us know if you get the opportunity to try this dish and how it goes!

Happy Motivation Monday,

The Seasonest Family

Easy Meal Prep Recipes

Meal Prep Recipes Blog

Meal prepping is a great aid in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but for many of us, having to think so far ahead with types of food and ingredients can seem pretty daunting. We totally get it! That’s why we’re here to help. We’ve put together a list of our favorite Seasonest recipes that work well with meal prepping, healthy ingredients and variety (Because, that’s the spice of life, after all!).

Protein:

  • Rotisserie Chicken: This source of protein is simply 70 minutes of total cooking and prepping time and only requires three ingredients, one of which is our Original Blend.
  • Lemon Garlic Chicken: Great for lunches and dinners, this flavorful chicken dish allows for some extra umph at meal time. If chicken broth, garlic cloves and fresh lemons sound appealing, this is your perfect dish du jour.
  • Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs: If you’re looking for more variety and fun at lunch time, you’ll definitely want to try this chicken recipe. Chicken, red onion and zucchini round this out to a tasty treat; add in some yellow rice to make it a full meal!
  • Fish Tacos: Lime, avocado, lettuce, tomato, green onions, jalepeños … is your mouth watering yet? Fresh ingredients make this taco time a real treat. With a prep and cooking time of less than 30 minutes and a list of delicious veggies, this meal could be one of the freshest finds around aside from you catching your own fish.

Vegetables:

  • Collard Greens: Southern belles, Midwestern men, people of the Pacific and bravers of the Northeastern cold alike can all appreciate come delicious comfort food like their grandma used to make. This food is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and rich in Vitamin K. Healthy, healthy, healthy! Need we say more?
  • Veggie Tacos: Whether you’re vegetarian or simply looking for some healthier options, veggie tacos are the way to go. A variety of vegetables makes this meal fun, colorful and amazingly flavorful. Top it off with some of our Adobo Blend and you’ve got a meatless marvel.
  • Roasted Corn on the Cob: Easy to make… simply bake! Fresh, organic corn with some brushed-on butter and some Original Blend… Can’t you just smell it?

    We love inspiring others to live their best lives and eat well with great flavor! With Seasonest, you don’t have to sacrifice taste for health benefits; try out our seasonings today. Click here for great seasonings!

Happy Motivation Monday!

The Seasonest Family

Snow Day Recipe: Quick & Easy Cajun Red Beans & Rice with Chicken

Seasonest Red Beans & Rice

Happy Potential Snow Day for our Georgia-based followers! For all of you gearing up due to weather warnings, we wanted to give you a great recipe for warming up. Make sure to stop by your local grocery store and pick up these ingredients so you can have a hearty, delicious meal. You may need to get there early if you don’t want to miss out on milk and bread though…

Cook time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Andouille sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Seasonest Spicy Blend
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cans red kidney beans, partially drained

Instructions:

  • Season vegetables with Seasonest Spicy Blend and sauté in large pot with olive oil. Set aside.
  • Sauté sausage until slightly browned and add in the already cooked vegetables.
  • Add in kidney beans with the remaining juice, chicken broth and season again with Seasonest Spicy Blend. Slightly mash beans while stirring.
  • Stir well and bring to a boil.
  • Turn down and let simmer for 25 minutes.
  • While the beans simmer, prepare a pot of rice.
  • Serve over rice.

We hope you get to have a great snow day filled with family, fun and delicious food.

Enjoy!

The Seasonest Family

You CAN Cook: Mediterranean Chicken Kabobs

Mediterranean Chicken KabobsMmm, mmm, mmm… food inspired by the Mediterranean. We like to let our taste buds travel and we hope you do too, because this recipe is an easy way to take your dinner to a new sea level. If you are still a non-believer in your ability to cook, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, toss some ingredients into a bowl and let things marinade for a bit. But, really… it’s pretty much that simple.

Happy Monday. :)

Supplies:

  • One large bowl
  • Large skillet/pan
  • Choice of oil
  • Skewers
  • Tongs
Marinade Ingredients:
  • Juice from three limes
  • 15 minced garlic cloves (It’s worth it!)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tsp cardamom
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp of the Seasonest Italian Blend
Other Ingredients:
  • Cubed chicken thighs
  • Red onion
  • Zucchini
  • Optional: yellow rice and Greek salad
Instructions:
  • Mix spices together in a large bowl and season the cubed chicken. Add in the lime juice, olive oil and garlic cloves, and mix until everything is well-coated. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes or more.
  • After meat has finished marinating, thread onto skewers with your choice of veggies (We used zucchini and red onion!).
  • Lightly oil a large skillet and lay skewers in hot pan. Cook by rotating with tongs until finished.
  • Serve over a bed of rice and with a Greek side salad.
  • Enjoy!

The Seasonest Family

Flavorful Recipes: Roasted Cornish Hen

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to work on those resolutions! If you resolved to be a better cook or to simply try some fun, new recipes, here’s a great one for a simple and delicious meal: roasted Cornish hen.

Prep time: 10 minutes RoastedCornishHen.Seasonest
Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Seasonest Original Blend
  • Seasonest Lemon Pepper Blend
  • Cornish hen
  • Olive oil
  • Your choice of vegetables

Recipe: 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Take a Cornish hen and pat dry.
  • Season with the Seasonest Original Blend until entire bird is covered and follow with a dash of our Lemon Pepper Blend on top.
  • Baste with a little olive oil.
  • Place on a baking tray and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the thickest part of the thigh has reached 180 degrees. Halfway through cooking, baste again with olive oil, to help ensure crispy skin.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes before serving to let the juices settle.
  • Serve with your favorite veggies and side dishes!

If you hold yourself accountable, or have an accountability partner, it tends to make keeping your resolutions much easier. We can help with that! Make sure to send us your photos with your finished masterpieces and let us know how your Cornish hen turned out. :)

Remember, you CAN cook!

The Seasonest Family