I first heard about Mitch’s Oh Yeah! seasoning watching one of those morning news shows. A guest chef was demonstrating grilling and when asked what seasoning he was using, he said Mitch’s Oh Yeah! He said he particularly like it because it was not heavy with salt. That got my attention because so many bottled seasoning blends have so much salt in them, or if they don’t, they are very heavy on the pepper to make up for it. And while I am a fan of pepper and spices, they can sometimes put a damper on the wine experience.
So I tracked down the website (www.ohyeahspice.com) and ordered some. Loved it! I use it on pretty much everything from steak to fish; salads as well. And I mix it with olive oil to make a rub for the rib roasts that I make in our Ronco rotisserie [that’s another story, I guess].
Recently, I was close to running out, so I logged onto the Mitch’s Oh Yeah! website to order some more. Well, I kept getting an error message, probably due to operator error, which happens to me a lot. So, I sent an email off to the contact information on the website to ask if there was a problem or if there was another way to order the product. Mitch Shannon called me himself to take care of the order. He sure didn’t make any money from this order, that’s for sure!
But it was great to talk to him and have a few email exchanges. I asked him for more information so I could tell readers of Eve’s Wine 101 about this product. Even though this isn’t about wine, I’m hoping Eve will give me a little license to tout this. After all, food goes with wine, and besides Mitch’s is based in Lodi, home of some pretty awesome Zinfandel vineyards.
This is what Mitch sent me:
Scott Leysath, “The Sporting Chef” host of HUNTFISHCOOK is probably where you first saw the product. He is pictured on my website. www.ohyeahspice.com
I live in Lodi, Calif in the middle of the wine country. Many wineries carry my product here, and it flies off the shelf. I’m a Real Estate Broker and have a passion for food and cooking.
Mitch’s Oh Yeah! is an all natural food seasoning product that provides a unique flavor in a high quality spice blend with low sodium and no MSG or other preservatives. The formulation is different from other spice blends currently on the market and the product can be used as a general seasoning on a wide variety of foods and in different preparations. The product was developed by Mitch Shannon, a northern California realtor with a passion for cooking and grilling. In a short period of time and with a minimum of effort, the product has garnered several loyal fans and gained significant positive reviews and endorsements from a variety of users – chefs, outdoorsmen and culinary magazines.
And here is an excerpt from the June 12, 2008 issue of the Lodi News-Sentinal:
Mitch’s Oh Yeah! Spice Blend is finding a place on spice racks all over the country and it was born right here in Lodi. Born and raised in Lodi, Mitch Shannon has spent the last 11 years as a Realtor, helping people to buy and sell homes all over the area. But Shannon’s hobbies of grilling and fishing led him to develop his Oh Yeah! product.
“This was invented when I went fishing,” Shannon said. He didn’t want to tote extra bottles of spices when he would venture into the great outdoors to fish and cook, so he started delving into the world of spice chemistry.
“I enjoy cooking and entertaining and I’ve been experimenting with spice blends for years,” Shannon said. Eventually, he concocted a simple blend of garlic powder, paprika, salt, onion powder, red pepper, black pepper, basil and other spices that was mixed just right. He began sharing it with friends and family. They, in turn, began raving about it.
Me again. So if you are looking to try a spice blend that isn’t heavy on the salt but is heavy on the flavor, give this a try. And if you talk to Mitch, tell him I said hi.
Michael Perlis provides outsourced controller services to businesses that do not need a full-time controller. He balances this with his interest in wine: reading and writing about it and, of course, drinking it. He is still trying to figure out how to combine these two pursuits. Feel free to contact him about either at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.