This Old Bay seasoning recipe is made with just 7 ingredients, in less than 2 minutes and is a great substitute for the original blend.
Whether you can’t find it in your area, or you want to make your own spice blend at home, this Old Bay seasoning recipe is for you! It’s made with only 7 ingredients you probably already have at home, and all you need to do is combine them in a bowl or jar.
The original seasoning is a mix of celery salt (which is made of salt and celery seed), spices (including red pepper and black pepper), and paprika. There are other spices that may be used like laurel leaves, mustard, cardamom, cloves, and ginger.
Old Bay seasoning is named after the Old Bay Line, a passenger ship line that plied the waters of the Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia, in the early 1900s. Later, in 1939, a Jewish-German immigrant named Gustav Brunn started the Baltimore Spice Company.
The seasoning is used to season crab, shrimp, and fish, but also as a topping on popcorn, salads, eggs, poultry, French fries, tater tots, corn on the cob, dips, baked potatoes, potato salad, potato chips, and guacamole. I use it to make my vegan fish and vegan shrimp (recipes coming soon!).