Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Mixes~MYO~Copycat~Etc Wholespice Old Bay Seasoning

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    • #345356
      mos
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      Wholespice Old Bay Seasoning
      4 whole bay leaves
      1 tsp black peppercorns
      1 tsp white peppercorns
      2 tsp celery seed
      3 whole cloves
      1 allspice berry
      1 tsp salt
      1/2 tsp smoked paprika
      1/4 tsp mustard seed
      1/8 tsp freshly grated cinnamon
      1/8 tsp ground ginger
      1/8 tsp ground mace
      Combine all ingredients in spice grinder. Grind until finely ground. Store tightly covered in dark cool place in airtight container.

      You can vary the spice amounts according to your taste. Take a sniff of this mixture when it’s done and add more of any of the ingredients. You can also add cardamom and nutmeg to this blend if you’d like.
      :Sandwich:

    • #462365

      Thanks Mos..I Have a lot of Raw Frozen Shrimp and I was looking for a Homemade old Bay seasoning mix to use{Glad I came across This} :party1:

    • #462370
      mos
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      So you have a lot of shrimp, eh?! Wanna share? …giggle…

      Just an fyi — I’m originally from New Orleans — when I’m making boiled shrimp, after adding the mix to the boiling water I add a lemon. I cut it in half, squeeze as much juice as I can into the water and drop in the rinds. THEN, I add the shrimp.

      Another fyi, after removing the shrimp and placing on a platter in the oven on low to keep warm (if you like your shrimp warm), I drop in small red potatoes and corn on the cob. Then bring it to a boil, reduce heat to medium and after about 20 minutes, both should be fork tender. If not, check every five minutes.

      When potatoes are fork tender, the corn is done and you can serve up a good ‘ole Louisiana shrimp boil dinner! Let us know how it works out for you;-D

    • #462371

      I will..I’ll Try your recipe this week and post a picture…Thanks Girlie :party1:

    • #462375
      mos
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      Let us know how you like it! Do you boil crabs? The same recipe works for that, too!

      And crawfish…and believe it or not, when I have the funds and want to do something special…I will make the same recipe for lobster! Fabulous! Do you steam clams, oysters (I usually like mine raw), or mussels?

      use the recipe! you’ll never eat any of those foods again without the spice! lol!

      however, when you go the steaming route, you’ll have to have a separate pot for the potatoes and corn (with the seasoning mix).

    • #462376

      When I was small we lived in Florida. I remember my mother always using this seasoning when she cooked oysters, crabs or shrimp. I now live in Michigan and can not find it anywhere.

      I am so glad I found that I can now make it myself. Thank you for posting this. It really brings back memories.

    • #462381

      I grew up in Panama City..and Boiled Crabs, Lobster and shrimp..We always used bag Crab and Shrimp Boil..As For Oysters..to me there is only one Good way to eat them..and it is Raw..I do like oyster stew Once in awhile..Yummy

    • #462382

      Oh Forgot to say I do like steam clams and Mussels..But I do remember my dad eating raw Clams and Mussels..Right threre as we was hunting them..Oh And Crawfish..I boil those with the old bay seasoning..we always pinched the head off and suck and peel and eat the rest of it..man I miss those days

    • #462398
      mos
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      That makes two of us! My absolute favorite is crawfish…sigh…

    • #462895

      Thank You for the recipe on Old Bay Seasoning. I made Crab Cakes today and using the last of what I had. This will give me the chance to experiment with the flavors to see which I like best.:party1:Thank You Again.

      Bolyla

    • #462906
      mos
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      I so hope that you like it! Growing up in New Orleans, I learned as a wee thing to put together spice blends. The recipe for Old Bay was something that we realized we were ‘making’ all along…giggle…

      So decided to share the recipe with a name that most folks were familiar with;-D

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