Apr 1, 2013

Old Bay® Seasoning

Spending Easter at my aunt's house with my family and a lot of friends, meant that there was going to be a LOT of foods cooked. I spent most of the time in the kitchen while the cooking was going on, when asked for what spices, herbs, and seasonings to use on things (a large beef roast, a lamb roast, salads, steamed asparagus, steamed mussels, chip dip, roasted potatoes), I kept pushing Old Bay® Seasoning. They all looked at me like I was nearly insane, but that is because most people only think it is used on seafood and shrimp. Nope. I use it on darn near everything.

Read the can. It suggests seafood, poultry, salads, and meats. Why? Read the ingredients: celery salt, (salt, celery seed), spices (including red pepper and black pepper), and paprika. How many times do you already add all of those things to what you are making?

Click over to the Old Bay Seasoning website and do some exploring if you are interested in learning a LOT more ways to use it, and all of the other flavors of it they have. If you don't want to click over, start using it in your own cooking. Like my grandma always said "recipes are a guideline, make it taste the way YOU want."

 To summarize the quote on the Old Bay site:
Sprinkle lovingly on all seafood, all shellfish, french fries & fried chicken, hamburgers & sandwiches, popcorn, pizza, hors d'oeuvres, dips & cheese platters, baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, macaroni, meats & poultry, deviled eggs, scrabbled eggs, egg, tuna or chicken salad, casseroles, stir-frys, soups, stews and gumbo, Bloody Marys
 Go to the Old Bay Nation link to read some amazing ways people use it. Or even just search the internet for "old bay seasoning recipes." You'll get a TON of them. In other words, never cook without a little of it in or on everything. Happy tasting...

1 comment:

  1. This is not strange. I don't know if you are from Maryland or not, but this is pretty standard there. It goes on everything. Meat, Mac and Cheese, rim of beer glasses, popcorn, potato salad, used as a garnish on deviled eggs instead of paprika, ect.