And the Best Fish Seasoning Is...Old Bay

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?

By the way, that tattoo isn't really mine. I pulled it from the "Ugliest Tattoos" gallery over at Failblog. The gallery is a real riot if you need a laugh.