Toss some of this seafood seasoning on some shrimp and use the BBQ Dragon Rolling Grill Basket!
If you don’t have some Old Bay seasoning in the kitchen then give this recipe a try! Speaking of Old Bay…
Old Bay, WWII, and Ships!
The spice blend known as Old Bay dates back to the late 1930s when Gustav Brunn, who was the owner of a spice company, escaped Germany after being arrested by Nazis for being Jewish. According to historians, Brunn’s wife paid off a lawyer in order to get him released. The two, along with two children, left for the United States as quickly as possible. One of the few belongings they managed to escape with was… a small spice grinder!
The name comes from the Baltimore Steam Packet Company, aka the”Old Bay Line”, which was a passenger ship line that operated mostly from Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia, in the early 1900s to 1962.
Seafood Seasoning Recipe
Perfect for all types of seafood and seafood dishes. You can even use as a seasoning for crab dip, crab cakes, with sour cream or mayo for a seafood sauce, and more.
- 1 tablespoon ground dried bay leaves
- 2 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground celery seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
Combine all in a small bowl, mix well, shake well before each use. Store in a covered dry container.
Author Bio: Kent Whitaker, also known as “The Deck Chef,” is an award-winning culinary writer and cookbook author. He’s also penned Young Reader, NASCAR and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill. You can reach out to Kent at www.thedeckchef.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.