Category: Old Bay Facts

Recipes on the can of Old Bay Seasoning

Sour Cream Dip

1 pint of sour cream
1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning

Mix together. Chill. Serve as dip or sauce.

Steamed Shrimp

1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup vinegar
1 pound shrimp

In saucepan combine first four ingredients. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp, stir gently. Cover; steam until tender. Drain remove shells and vein on back.

Steamed Crabs

For each dozen crabs, take:
2 1/2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
3 tbsp salt
water and vinegar

Pot should have a raised rack, minimum 2″ high. Add equal quantities vinegar and water to just below level of rack. Layer crabs; sprinkle each layer with mixture of salt and Old Bay Seasoning. Cover and steam until crabs are red.

Crab Cakes

1 pound crab meat
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg beaten
2 slices white bread with crust removed.

Break bread in small pieces and moisten with milk. Mix ingredients, shape into cakes. Fry quickly until brown.

Fried Chicken

2 1/2 to 3 pound chicken
2 cups cooking oil
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp water
1 cup flour
1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning

Wash chicken and pat dry. Mix flour and Old Bay Seasoning in paper bag. Heat cooking oil in a large skillet. Combine water and egg in mixing bowl. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in flour mixture (a few pieces at a time.) Fry over medium heat until golden brown about 20 minutes on each side.
*For more flavor, use Old Bay Seasoning to sprinkle over finished chicken.

Hamburger Patties

1 pound ground beef
1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning

Mix Old Bay Seasoning thoroughly in meat. Fry or broil as usual. Serves 4 to 6.

Sprinkle Old Bay Seasoning on:

  • french fries
  • baked potatoes
  • popped corn
  • deviled eggs
  • baked casseroles
  • pizza
  • salads
  • meats
  • fish
  • poultry

About Old Bay Seasoning

Can of Old Bay Seasoning
This is our cooking and recipe site related to our absolutely favorite seasoning, Old Bay. Over time, you will get a sense of our love of Old Bay, and we use it with almost anything. So stay tuned and we hope you enjoy our collection of recipes.

Old Bay Seasoning was created by Gustav Brunn, a Geman immigrant to the United States as was originally called “Delicious Brand Seafood Seasoning”. The Seasoning was later named Old Bay Seasoning, after the name of a steamship line the traveled on the Chesapeake Bay between Maryland and Virginia. Old Bay Seasoning was made by the Old Bay Company, Baltimore Maryland. The company was purchased by McCormick & Co during the 1990’s who continues to manufacturer the product.

Here in the Chesapeake region, Old Bay is a favorite spice and is used to season many foods, most notably crabs and shrimp. But Old Bay Seasoning is often used to simply season French fries, hash brown potatoes, and burgers.

Our goal here in this Old Bay Seasoning blog is to share our love for Old Bay Seasoning with the world. We will make lots of the recipes and take pictures of the prepared recipe. Sometimes we’ll simply list the ingredients and cooking instructions with plans for a photo to be added at a later date.