Sunday, November 6, 2011

All Purpose Fish Seasoning

Fish is a good choice for a healthy dinner.  This seasoning will make it a delicious choice too.  There is nothing special about this combination of spices, but they work magic together to enhance what would be a bland piece of fish otherwise.

My favorite preparation is with tilapia, but it would work well with any type of fish.  Experiment with it and come up with your own creative uses.

Fish Seasoning:

Mix equal parts of the following spices:

garlic powder
dried cilantro
dried basil
dried thyme
salt (optional)

Mix well, store in a labeled air-tight container.  Will stay fresh for 6 months, but I bet it won't last that long.

Here is how I use this seasoning most often:

4 Tilapia fillets, frozen or thawed
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp fish seasoning

Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.  Place fish flat side up in pan.  Evenly divide seasoning and sprinkle over fillets.  Cover and cook for 3 minutes if thawed, 5 minutes if frozen.  You want to give the fillets a nicely browned crust.  Flip fillets, leave uncovered, and cook another 3 minutes.  Remove to plates and serve immediately.  I like to serve wild rice pilaf and 2 vegetables, such as steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

I love this so much I could eat it every night for a very long time without tiring of it.  It is just plain good!

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