I’m a fiend for anything a little sweet and a little spicy. And when it comes in the form of a rub that works well with chicken and pork? Sold.
The very first time I had Montreal Steak Seasoning I fell in love. I use it on steak, burgers and sprinkle a bit here and there where it probably has no business going! It sparks up just about anything it’s used on.
When I wanted to make my Crab Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers (how’s that for a teaser?!) I wanted to use some Old Bay Seasoning. Well, I have some at home (probably ancient – I DO live in the Midwest, after all so there’s not a lot of fresh seafood to use it on) but none here at the folks’ house. In the middle of nowhere. In South Dakota. It’s dry here, not to mention landlocked with very few lakes and most of those are reservoirs, so the local grocery store didn’t even have Old Bay. So I needed to whip up an Old Bay Substitute.
I’ve huge fan of Cajun food. Seriously, don’t ask me why – I grew up the Midwest and don’t think I tasted anything from the cuisine until I was in my twenties.