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In 1985, a young woman named Pamela Barefoot had a dream — to move to Virginia’s isolated Eastern Shore and survive with her creativity. The rural coastal peninsula, bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, offered a blank canvas for entrepreneurial opportunity, inspiring Pam to start her own business now known as Blue Crab Bay Co., a Bay Beyond Inc. brand and a Virginia certified women’s small business. Learn More about Blue Crab Bay Co.
Blackening is a quick-cooking process that produces a peppery, black crust and sears in flavor and juices. This method works well with fish, beef, pork, or chicken.
Caution: Blackening produces a lot of smoke and heat. It is best done outside on a gas grill or in a well-ventilated area, or it may set off your smoke alarms! Use cuts of fish or meat that are less than ¾ of an inch thick. Tuna is pictured at left.
Method: Lightly oil a heavy cast-iron skillet and place over very high heat. Coat both sides of your meat or fish with melted butter or oil, then dredge all sides in Blackening Blend (about 1 tsp. per 8 oz.). Carefully place food in hot, smoking skillet using long-handled tongs or fork. Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until done.