New Recipe: Seasonest Crawfish Hush Puppies

Hello friends and happy Wednesday! Got the mid week blues? We can fix that! Here is a super tasty (and quick!) recipe for Crawfish Hush puppies that we think you’ll love. It’s got a touch of heat that is sure to spice up your week. We’ve included a video if you’d like to see how it’s done! 

Tutorial Video for Crawfish Hushpuppies

Ingredients

1 cup yellow cornmeal

3/4 cup self-rising flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tbsp Seasonest original

1/2 small onion, grated

1/4 cup chives, chopped

1/2 pound cooked crawfish, cleaned and tails removed, chopped

1 1/4 cup buttermilk

1 egg, beaten

1 medium jalapeño, chopped

Peanut oil, for frying

Preheat oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Drop heaping tablespoon-sized amounts of the mixture into the hot oil. Fry in batches for 2 to 3 minutes each. Remove from the oil to paper towels to drain and season immediately with Seasonest Original, or Spicy for an added kick. Transfer to a serving platter or bowl and serve with a dip of your choosing.

When we made these at home, the first question was, “Is there enough to make more?” I think that’s a good sign right there! Enjoy!

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

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

February’s Seasoning of the Month

February Seasoning of the Month Blog

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

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

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

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

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

How to Make Collard Greens

Can you smell the turkey in the oven? The casseroles… ? How about the delicious, buttery rolls and pumpkin pie?

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we are so looking forward to our favorite family holiday! We love how food can bring family around the table and are so thankful for all God has provided.

In preparation for tomorrow, we’ve got one more dish to share with you that we absolutely love; collard greens. If you’ve never made them, don’t you worry! We’ve got an easy video tutorial just for you: (Click Me!)

Collard Greens Recipe:

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Ingredients

  • Two smoked turkey wings
  • Soul Food Spicy seasoning
  • Two TBSP of oil of your choice
  • Collard greens

In a large pot (with a lid):

  • Place in two smoked turkey wings
  • Pour in water (let simmer)
  • Add Soul Food Spicy seasoning (season to taste)
  • Add 2 TBSP of oil
  • Bring to a boil and add rinsed and washed collard greens; shred turkey
  • Add more Soul Food Spicy seasoning
  • Mix well and cover – turn heat to low (for chewy collards, cook for 45 minutes; for silky collards, cook for 2 hours)

*Tip: Save the leftover liquids for bread dipping!

Keep cooking,

The Seasonest Family