A lot of people say they don’t like fish, but that’s because they haven’t tried it with Nuts Over Fish nut topping and fish seasoning! The types of fish that most people eat tend to be white fish, and they don’t have a very strong flavor. While some people might see that as a drawback, we think that it makes it an excellent base for other flavors. And the possibilities for those other flavors are nearly endless.
Never tried using fish seasoning before? Not to worry! In this article, we’re looking at the flavor profiles of three of our Nuts Over Fish toppings.
Almond: Dijon, Thyme, Rosemary
In our almond topping, we have the flavors of Dijon mustard, thyme, and rosemary. Almonds have a delicate and slightly sweet flavor, which is why you often find them in baked goods. It also lends itself well to being combined with stronger flavors, like Dijon mustard. We love Dijon mustard on fish as it has a sharp, acidic, and slightly spicy flavor. To balance that out, we have two herbs that often go together: rosemary and thyme. Thyme has a gentle minty and lemony flavor that balances out the strong pine-like flavor of rosemary.
Pistachio: Dill, Garlic
It might sound silly to describe the flavor of pistachios as “nutty,” but there really isn’t a better word. Earthy and salty, pistachios go well with the strong flavors of dill and garlic. Dill is a common seasoning on seafood that brings a fresh, bittersweet flavor to any food. Garlic is technically a vegetable (it’s in the same family as onions), but we use it as a seasoning. It has a pungent and distinct flavor that adds character to any dish.
Cashew: Cumin, Orange, Coriander
We like to recommend this topping for people who enjoy Asian cuisine. You’ll often find cashews in curries and Asian stir-fries because of their buttery flavor and creamy texture. They hold the flavors of the others spices well, which is why we love them with the other ingredients in this topping. Cumin has a warm, earthy, and slightly bitter flavor, which complements the sweetness of orange and coriander.