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Old Bay Seasoning (copy-cat recipe)

This recipe is from Chesapeake Bay Cooking which specialises in shellfish and seafood recipes as well as the famous Maryland Stuffed Ham recipes.

Hub-UK comment:
This recipe does not really come under any one category so it has been placed under Starters, Appetizers & Side Dishes beacuse it is most often used in recipes supplied by Chesapeake Bay Cooking.


1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
6 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon whole cardamom
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon sweet hungarian paprika
1/4 teaspoon mace

  • In a spice grinder or small food processor, combine all of the ingredients.
  • Grind well and store in a small glass jar.

Mix 50 : 50 with coarse salt when seasoning crabs.

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