L&B Seasoning & Salmon Three Ways
Did you know that salmon is the number one most eaten fish in America? Some folks love salmon because it’s packed with nutrients — Omega 3 fatty acids, biotin, selenium, vitamin D and more. It’s fantastic for your heart, brain, joints and skin. Here at Lunds & Byerlys, we’re awfully glad it’s so healthy ‘cause it’s simply one of our favorite fish to cook and eat.
In part, this is because we carry the highest quality of salmon around: Sixty South Antarctic salmon. We’ve written a lot about the company and its farming practices, but it comes down to this: Sixty South salmon is sustainably raised with no added hormones, growth promoters or antibiotics, ever. It’s some of the best salmon you’ll ever eat.
In the kitchen, salmon is one of those proteins you can do almost anything to, and it’ll taste amazing: You can deep fry, smoke, sear, bake or barbecue it. It makes a very buttery sashimi too. And its rich, mild flavor pairs beautifully with a variety of seasonings, sauces and salsas.
In the spirit of versatility, inspiration and easy weeknight meals, we paired Sixty South salmon with a few of our most favorite house-made L&B fish seasonings. The results are delicious, read on!
L&B Northern Lights Fish Seasoning & Pan-Seared Salmon
Even if we say it ourselves, L&B Northern Lights Fish Seasoning is a fascinating blend. It’s full of raspberries, hickory-smoked salt, orange peel, paprika and herbs — it tastes like the Northwoods, smoky campfires and barbecue.
We rub it into our salmon fillets, and then pan-sear the fish until the skin is crispy and the meat is tender and flaky. The seasoning gives the fish a wonderful smoky heat, and you can taste the sweetness of those berries.
L&B Signature Fish Seasoning & Grilled Salmon Kabobs
L&B Signature Fish Seasoning is full of paprika, citrus peels and garlic — it smells and tastes just like a summer barbecue on the deck. It’s a great way to bring all that sunshine and warmth into your winter kitchen.
We love how this blend tastes on the grilled salmon kabobs: The paprika has a pleasant kick, and it’s delicious with the char from the grill pan. We skewered some red onions and bell peppers too, and the seasoning’s orange and lemon notes help bring out all their natural sweetness.
L&B Gone Fishin’ Seasoning & Baked Salmon
L&B Gone Fishin’ Seasoning is a delightful riff on the classic combination of lemon and dill. It’s made with lemon peel, brown sugar, honey, dill and garlic — think puckery-sweet and full of fresh, herby flavor.
When the blend is sprinkled over salmon and baked, all that savory dill and garlic comes forward, and you get a lightly sweet, lemony finish. This is the best thing about a great spice blend: you get a ton of flavor, but it’s super easy — as easy as pulling a jar out of the spice rack.