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"Do not overcook this dish. Most seafoods...should be simply threatened with heat and then celebrated with joy."--Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet

Old Bay Seasoning Recipe

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Susan Kifer


2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon celery salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 pinch cayenne

Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl. Transfer to an airtight container or jar. Store for 6 months to 1 year in a cool, dry place.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil: Our top way to use Old Bay: in a shrimp boil! This is a version of the popular seafood meal you can make on a sheet pan.

Loaded Potato Soup: This potato chowder has a magic ingredient to bring just the right nuance. (Try it in the Instant Pot.)

Best Roasted Vegetables: The very best roasted vegetables use Old Bay!

Easy Sheet Pan Dinner: This quick and easy weeknight dinner capitalizes on this tasty spice blend.

Cajun Shrimp and Grits: This “famous” shrimp and grits uses Old Bay among its ingredients.

Grilled Shrimp, Baked Shrimp, or Sauteed Shrimp: Sprinkle it on shrimp for the best flavor.

Baked Salmon or Easy Cedar Plank Salmon: It’s fantastic on salmon too.

Grilled Vegetables: Try sprinkling on Grilled Broccoli, Grilled Peppers, or Grilled Mushrooms.

Perfect Grilled Corn or Oven Roasted Corn: Corn is more perfect with this seasoning.

Quick Baked Potatoes, Quick Baked Sweet Potato, or Baked Fries: Add new life to potatoes




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