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Old 04-19-2009, 02:56 PM   #1
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Old Bay seasoning

I remembered Old Bay seasoning when I was a kid in Maryland. Nigella suggested using it for fried Calamari, I had to look for it. It was well worth it, I suggest everyone keep a can on hand. Just my two cents.

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Old 04-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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Agree completely with you. When Buck and I moved from Maryland 14 years ago, we made certain to have a nice big can of Old Bay in our food boxes. Fortunately for us, it's readily available here in our little old Wal-Mart. It's great for all sorts of things besides Maryland blue crabs.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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I always have Old Bay on hand. I use it for boiled shrimp, fish, and crab, really any kind of seafood.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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Do you know if it contains MSG ?
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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Do you know if it contains MSG ?
Not listed in the ingredients on the can
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:48 PM   #6
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Not listed in the ingredients on the can
Thank you - I'll add it to my shopping list for this week ! Running out of ideas for Shrimp so this might help.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #7
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And in case you can't find it in your local store:

Old Bay Seasoning(Copycat)

Makes 1/2 cup

2 tablespoons bay leaf powder
2 tablespoons celery salt
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons sweet paprika -- or smoked paprika is even better
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

1. Combine all ingredients in an airtight jar, mix thoroughly.
2. Keep sealed until ready to use.
3. To give as a gift, place in a pretty jar, along with some recipes. This would look nice in a basket, maybe with some measuring spoons, and ingredients for one of the recipes you give. Enjoy!

Description: Traditionally, this seasoning is used for steamed crabs, but is now used for fish, potato salad, potatoes, and other vegetables.

Source: Recipezaar.com Recipe #189447

Note: For "bay leaf powder" just crush up some bay leaves.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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Being so close to Maryland, it's in every store here. And in our cupboard.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:15 AM   #9
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Mmmmm, Old bay. I like to sprinkle it on my scrambled eggs!
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:24 PM   #10
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I always have a can on hand. A friend gave me a shaker of Penzey's version for a hostess gift last summer. It goes with any shellfish and most other kinds of fish as well. Grew up with a can of it in the pantry when I was a kid.
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