If you have read my writing or looked at my recipes enough, you know that one of my staple food principles is to make protein the base of your meal. This is usually chicken, fish, beef, or eggs, and it is the backbone, the most delicious part, of the meal.
I have go-to seasonings and spices to make the meal truly feast worthy, because life is too short to eat bland food. For red meat, I use McCormick’s Grill Master Montreal Steak blend. In any kind of boil or stew, I use bay leaves. On almost all else, I use Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends (either Poultry Magic or Seafood Magic). Finally, I end up topping nearly everything with either Tony Chachere’s or Zatarain’s. Seriously, almost everything. Scrambled eggs, potatoes, vegetables.
Below are some recipe ideas for building a meal from a healthy protein base. Feel free to season liberally. (Pictures are links to recipes.)
What are your go-to recipes and spices? Mine have a decidedly Louisiana flair so I’d love to hear about yours!