**I was given a complimentary box of McCormick spices but all opinions in this post are strictly my own.
I enjoy fish for dinner, especially salmon. I grew up eating salmon, trout, halibut, and shrimp but it was a rare occasion, usually only if we were eating at a restaurant. Me, the child, who ordered hamburgers at a Chinese restaurant was happy to order fish when it was available. Halibut often with tarter sauce, now I will have to admit I might have loved the tarter sauce or the cocktail sauce for shrimp more than the fish itself but the sauces did start me on a road of appreciating a good fish fry or bake.
Recently I received an amazing box full of terrific spices from McCormick, a Fish Friday box. It was loaded with my favorite sauces of tarter and shrimp cocktail along with Lemon Butter Dill and Scampi Sauce. Plus spices galore like thyme, ginger, onion powder, and lemon herb. But one of the coolest things in the box were these premixed packages of Savory Garlic & Italian Herb Shrimp seasoning mix or Lemon Pepper Dill Tilapia seasoning mix and Tomato Basil Salmon seasoning mix. I sent Craig almost immediately to the store for some fish so we could try these flavors out.
We decided on the Tomato Basil Salmon seasoning mix and were not disappointed at all. It was flavorful, added a nice crunch crust to the salmon, and was easy; so extremely easy. The ease was probably my favorite part.
I sprinkled the mix in a flat bowl,
spread a little olive oil over my salmon, dipped the salmon in the flat bowl, and coated it with the seasoning mix. Once the salmon was fully coated, we put it on a baking sheet covered with foil and baked it in the oven according to the directions on the package.
It took just a few moments and our salmon was ready to bake and a few minutes later it was ready to eat. I followed the temperature and directions for baking salmon on the seasoning package but double checked the doneness with a fork – once the salmon flakes onto the fork easily it is usually done.
There are evenings when I really want a healthy meal like salmon or tilapia but don’t feel like mixing all my own spices or even having to wait for the fish to marinate. These premixed spice packages are just the perfect thing to go from fridge to table in 30 minutes or less.