Like my new tattoo? I figured it was finally time to pay homage to my all-time favorite fish seasoning. I got the idea over the long weekend while grilling some striped bass. Growing up, our pantry was never without a tin of Old Bay. While it may be most noted for being a crab seasoning, I sprinkle a little on just about every piece of fish I cook, even if I don’t intend it to be the star flavor.
If I’m putting together a batter for crappies or flounder, a little Old Bay goes in the mix. If the charcoals are hot, a lot of Old Bay gets slathered on the fillets as a dry rub before grilling. Even if we’re talking about broiling fish with a rich, creamy sauce of some sort, it gets sprinkled with a little Old Bay first.
Now I’m pretty addicted to this stuff, and I do have a second and third favorite fish seasoning. But I’d like to hear yours. I need some new ideas for the summer. If you could only season your fish with one brand or homemade mix, what would it be?