Old Bay Seasoning recipe 

Here's one of the best copycat recipes I've tried for Old Bay Seasoning and it uses ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen or that you can easily get from your supermarket. 

old bay seasoning recipe

Old Bay seasoning was named after the Old Bay Line passenger steam ship from the 1900's that travelled from Baltimore to Virgina and was developed to season the crabs caught in the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland.

This Old Bay spice blend is a necessary ingredient in any really good Crab Cakes recipe like this one.  It's also great on shrimp, corn on the cob and chicken.

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› Old Bay Seasoning recipe


Makes: 1/4 cup

Prep time: 5 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace
  • dash of salt

make old bay seasoning

Step 1:
In a small food processor or coffee grinder combine all the ingredients.

Grind well until a fine powder.


old bay spice blend

Store the Old Bay spice mix in an airtight glass jar.


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