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

Recipe: Lemon Fire Caribbean Tenderloin with Mango Salsa

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Can you believe it’s already Friday? It’s amazing how fast time flies! It’s also amazing how tough it can be to get to cooking after a long week. No worries. I’ve got the perfect recipe for your Friday night meal! Check it out:

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 mango, chopped
  • scallions, chopped
  • tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Fire Blend
  • pork tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pounds)

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat broiler. In a medium bowl, combine the mango, scallions, 1 tablespoon of the oil, lime juice and pinch of salt.
  • Rub the pork with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Season with the Lemon Fire Blend.
  • Broil the pork, turning occasionally until cooked through (This should take about 12 to 15 minutes.). Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the pork with the salsa!

Thanks so much for all of your support. We hope you really enjoy this recipe!

Happy Friday,

Courtney

Adobo Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Adobo Cilantro Lime Grilled Shrimp

Happy Friday!

We’re excited to share this shrimp dish with you because this recipe is a lot of fun! The meal is so easy to make and it only uses five ingredients, but boy do you get to use some flavors.

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh shrimp
  • Avocado oil
  • 1/2 (or, more) of a jalapeño
  • Lime juice
  • Adobo Seasoning Blend
  • (Optional) Cilantro for garnish

Utensils:

  • Bowl
  • Skewers
  • Grill
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Marinade brush

Instructions:

  • Chop up jalepaño and cut lime in half.
  • Take fresh shrimp, avocado oil, 1/2 (or, more) of a jalapeño, lime juice and our Adobo Seasoning Blend and put it all in a bowl to marinate for 15-30 minutes!
  • Remove shrimp from bowl and place onto skewers (Save the marinade!).
  • Turn on grill and place on the skewers of shrimp. Brush marinade (or, drizzle with a spoon) onto the shrimp while it is cooking.
  • For looks and extra flavor, add cilantro!
  • Enjoy.

Watch the video tutorial here: Watch me!

Have a great weekend,

The Seasonest Family

February’s Seasoning of the Month

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Happy Friday!

It’s a great day for celebration. Not only is it almost the weekend, but it’s also the day we’re celebrating February’s seasoning of the month, our Soul Food Blend!

The Soul Food Blend really is the “heart and soul” of our blends. It has rich, hearty flavors that remind you of favorite foods and the comforts of home. When you think “soul food”, what comes to mind? For us (just to name a few) it is fried chicken, gumbo, biscuits, collards, shrimp and grits, okra and red beans and rice. Mmm… it’s time to get cooking.

Here are some of our favorite Soul Food Blend- inspired recipes:

Did you know that the Soul Food Blend has cousins? If you’re up for a little more kick to your dishes, we also offer the Mild and Spicy versions!

If you’re simply looking for the “Soul Food Blend”, click here!

An added bonus to the great flavor of the blend is that it contains all-natural, organic paprika, garlic, turmeric and black pepper. Talk about healthy and hearty! What a blend.

Sending lots of love this Valentine’s season!

The Seasonest Family

Homemade Pizza

It’s Friday. You have time to do things tonight and tomorrow and Sunday… wow. What to do with a whole weekend? How about having some fun and making a pizza with family or friends?

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Ingredients

Dough

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 (0.25 oz) package of active, dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water

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  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Tomato-based sauce
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Seasonest Italian Blend

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Take a medium or large bowl and pour in the warm water. Then, add the sugar and yeast until dissolved. Leave for 10 minutes (it will be creamy).
  • While waiting, mince garlic cloves. (How to: Peel the garlic clove out of its rough shell (you want the part that is smooth and shiny). Rinse it off and place it on a cutting board. Take a knife and press into the garlic with the flat side of the knife until garlic flattens. Chop into small pieces and leave to the side until ready to use.
  • Once creamy, add in flour, salt and oil and mix and until smooth. Leave for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle a clean surface with flour (lightly) and roll into a ball. Let it sit for a moment.
  • Spread olive oil lightly on a pan.
  • Roll out dough to desired shape and place upon pan.
  • Take the tomato sauce and spread it over the dough using a spoon for even distribution.
  • Add the garlic, then a generous amount of cheese and the pepperoni slices.
  • Top with Seasonest Italian Blend.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes to cool down.

Enjoy!

The Seasonest Family

Recipe: Soulful, Delicious Potato Chips

Happy Friday Everyone!

We’ve got a fun snack recipe just in time for the weekend. This is a great family activity, or something fun that you can do with friends! There are also quite a few ways to make potato chips (baking, frying or microwaving) and we are going to show you how to make them! We used a deep fryer, but you can certainly use the alternate methods listed in the recipe.

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Ingredients

  • 4 potatoes
  • 3 tbsp. of sea salt
  • Soul Food or Soul Food Mild Spice Blend
  • 1 quart of your choice of oil

Instruments

  • Deep fryer, microwave, pan or baking sheet/oven
  • Oven mitt (Please use this anytime you plan on frying or handling hot things!)
  • Tongs (if frying- to remove potato chips)
  • Knife, food processor or mandoline
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Potato scrubber
  • Colander
  • 3 large plates or bowls
  • Paper towels

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Instructions

  • First, lay out two large bowls or plates and cover them with paper towels (You will need them for later.) Keep extra paper towels close at hand for later use.
  • Then, wash and rinse your potatoes. Make sure to scrub off the dirt, preferably with a potato scrubber.
  • Take a vegetable peeler, or a knife and carefully cut off the potato skins (Some choose to leave them on for extra crispiness.).
  • Slice the potatoes with a knife, food processor or mandoline to the desired width. Rinse the potato slices.
  • Get a large bowl and fill with cold water, adding 3 tbsp. of sea salt. Place the potato slices in the bowl for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, take the slices out of the water and rinse them in a colander and lay out to dry on one of the plates or bowls with paper towels. Let potato slices dry for about 30 minutes.
  • Begin cooking:
    • If using a deep fryer, take out the frying basket and fill with desired amount of oil (Do not overfill!). Preheat fryer to 350 degrees (It should take about 10-15 minutes to heat up.). *PLEASE NOTE: Only cook a few at a time!
    • If using a pan, fill with at least an inch of oil and slowly turn up the heat. Test the temperature with a wooden spoon; if it’s ready, bubbles will form around the wooden spoon! *PLEASE NOTE: Only cook a few at a time!
    • If you are microwaving, place potato slices apart from one another and cover with a paper towel. Cook on high power for 3 minutes; check on them and photo 3 (4)continue cooking at one minute intervals until they are cooked to your liking.
    • If baking in the oven, place potato slices apart on a gently oiled, buttered or greased baking pan and then oil/butter the potato slices. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until golden brown.
  • Cook until golden brown.
  • Take the potato slices and lay them on the second bowl or plate covered in a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
  • Season with Seasonest’s Soul Food Blend!

We hope you enjoy this recipe. Let us know how your homemade potato chips taste!

The Seasonest Family

The Top Five Reasons to Use Our Seasonings

Hello Everyone and Happy Friday!

You’ve made it. It’s one of the first weeks back since the holidays and you’re doing a great job. Keep up the good work!

We love having the opportunity to encourage and inspire those who read our blogs and postings. It’s really important to live a healthy lifestyle mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally, and we believe that incorporating our seasonings is a great way to start. We’ve put together a helpful list of reasons why you should be using our seasonings and how it can benefit you.

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1) The Health Benefits

Each of our all-natural blends offers a variety of herbs and spices that have amazing health benefits. Whether it’s heart health, liver function, acne, etc… there’s something beneficial in our seasonings for everyone. Check out our health benefits blog that goes into detail about the many great uses of our ingredients: Health Benefits Blog

2) The Flavor

Mmm, mmm, mmmm… what’s cooking? From the moment you open up one of our flavorful seasonings, you can tell it’s all fresh, all-natural and all completely delicious. A lot of branded seasonings have a good taste, but they don’t offer the freshness or that great quality flavor that Seasonest seasonings provide each and every time. Once you’ve experienced the richness and variety of flavors that our seasonings offer, it’s hard to ever to back to anything else. Taste our very first flavor, the Original Blend, and see what your taste buds have been missing.

3) To Travel

Very few of us have the luxury of just hopping on a plane on a whim and flying to our dreamland destination. It may be that you can’t whisk yourself away right now, but you can certainly take yourself to far off destinations with your food choices! If you’re looking for a Caribbean escape with cool waters, warm sand and a spicy twist, take some time away from everything with our delicious Jerk Blend. Or, perhaps you’re looking for something romantic that reminds you of rolling, green hills, cobblestone streets and the most appetizing smells you’ve ever known. This type of fantasy needs our Italian Blend!

4) To Encourage

If you feed picky eaters, welcome to the club. Sometimes, it’s really a challenge to get certain family members to eat the food you put in front of them and it can be extremely frustrating, sometimes even offensive. We’ve found through our in-store demos that even the pickiest eaters who try our seasonings LOVE them. We had a mom drop by and let us know about her picky eaters at home (who may also have been present in the shopping cart). She told us how much they loved our seasonings and how it got her picky eaters out of picky eating. Every mom has been there at some point, so it was really an encouragement to us and an inspiration to know how much our seasonings had an effect on even just one family. Her family liked our Mild Blend (You can click it!). Why not give it a try with your picky eaters?

5) For Ease

It’s been a long day. Work was super stressful. And you’re in charge of dinner tonight. You don’t know what to make and you were so busy that you forgot to plan ahead. You get home and manage to find some easy-to-cook ingredients after digging around in your fridge, but they look so plain and bland. You’re not thrilled. And then you remember… you’ve got Seasonest Soul Food Blend. You have instantly upgraded your easy-to-cook meal into something fabulous. Try Soul Food for yourself: Click Here


 

Take some time today to look through our website and pick out your favorite flavors. In no time, you’ll see the benefits to using our Seasonings. Let us know which category you fall into above when it comes to using our flavorful seasonings!

Have a fantastic weekend,

The Seasonest Family

Solving Your Christmas Gift Dilemmas

Hello and Happy Friday!

It’s almost Christmas. Yes, this beautiful holiday filled with love, joy and peace is literally a week away! However, we know that some of you may not be feeling the peace right now as you’re stressed about what to get everyone on your list! How about a Seasonest blend or two?

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Here is how you can decide which ones to pick!

  • Are they traditional, classic and all-around fantastic? Original Blend

This is the blend where it all started and where our company gets it’s deliciously seasoned beginnings. It has the flavors of New Orleans, a little kick and a lot of potential.

  • Do they have a sense of self-confidence and a hint of sassy smarts? Spicy Blend

Spicy, spicy, spicy! This blend is full of cayenne and could be the best food challenge to any self-assured person.

  • Do they dream of world travel and the adventures they could have? Italian Blend

With hints of the Italian hills, this blend will take them to a land filled with a tradition of hearty dishes and family recipes.

  • Are they a bit timid when it comes to new things, but you’re convinced they’re exactly the ones who have a secret wild side? Lemon Pepper Blend

Seasoning with pepper is fairly normal, right? Adding in the lemon gives any dish an amazingly refreshing zest and could add the perfect amount of new for someone not usually so daring.

  • Are they friendly, hearty and full of cheer? Soul Food Mild Blend

This blend goes well with almost anything. It’s full of flavor, makes dishes deliciously savory and really makes everything feel a bit… homey.

  • Do they need a vacation… badly? Jerk Mild Blend

Take them to the islands for nearly free! The flavors in this blend are wonderfully Carribbean and will help them feel like they’re dining in a tropical paradise.

  • Is this person someone who appreciates a lively, active lifestyle that’s full of fun? Adobo Blend

If they like things kicked up a notch… if they like flavor… if they like Tex-Mex, South of the Border, Mexican, etc… This is the blend for them!

Check out our website for more information on all of these delicious blends.

We hope that this list helps you with your Christmas shopping. Feel free to comment below about your favorite blends and give advice to Seasonest shoppers who may be needing your help!

Happy shopping!

Seasonest