Homemade Old Bay Seasoning –There is no substitute for Old Bay Seasoning. It’s the original and best seafood seasoning in the world! If you’re a true Marylander, then you know that this spice mix can be found in every single household and restaurant across the state.
Its flavor profiles are distinctive and unmatched; it has an excellent balance of sweet, salty, tangy, spicy, and umami flavors all at once. The aroma has been described as “seafood meets summer,” but we like to think it smells like home!
What’s your favorite way to use Old Bay? We love adding some to our crab cakes or using it as a dip for shrimp cocktails. What about making a Chesapeake soup with crabmeat and corn?
What’s Old Bay?
Old Bay is a blend of spices most commonly used to season seafood, such as shrimp. It’s made in Maryland and sold by McCormick Spice Company which makes this secret seasoning pretty popular around the country! You can find anything from fries or corn on the cob with Old Bay seasoning – it’s not just for chowders anymore.
How to make homemade Old Bay seasoning
Today, I went with a classic blend of the ingredients found on the web. I believe this is a great copycat recipe, and it tastes just like the one you would store buy! It’s so good, and most of the ingredients are lurking in your spice cabinets!
The ones I included are:
- Bay Leaf Powder
- Celery Salt
- Black Pepper
- Ground Ginger
- White Pepper
- Ground Nutmeg
- Ground Cloves
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- Ground AllSpice
- Sweet Paprika
- Ground Mace
- Ground Cardamom
- Dry Mustard
- Ground Cinnamon
Does it really taste like Old Bay?
Yes, I think f you had a taste test, you would not be able to tell the difference. If you want to make your seasoning blends, this is an excellent substitute, or you can not find Old Bay in your area.
How long to store homemade Old Bay Seasoning
This seasoning mix will last you about 4 to 5 months if you are kept in an airtight container in a dark location. After that, the seasoning will get blander over time.
Some Great Recipes To Use With Old Bay Seasoning:
- AIR FRYER OLD BAY SHRIMP
- AIR FRYER OLD BAY GARLIC BREAD
- EASY AIR FRYER, RED LOBSTER CHEDDAR BAY BISCUITS
- AIR FRYER SHRIMP ON THE BARBIE (OUTBACK COPYCAT RECIPE)
- AIR FRYER SHRIMP PO’BOY
- 2 tablespoons bay leaf powder
- 2 tablespoons celery salt
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons ground pepper (black)
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Add all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
- For best results, keep in an air-tight container until ready to use.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 923mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
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