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Old Bay Seasonings

Updated: Nov 25

Old Bay Seasonings

Old Bay Seasonings is a popular blend of herbs and spices from Maryland. It has a savory and slightly sweet flavor with a hint of heat. The seasoning is versatile and great for seafood, meat, poultry, and vegetables.

Old Bay Seasonings


  • 1 Tablespoon ground bay leaves

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ¼ teaspoon cloves

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Combine in a large bowl. Grind in a coffee grinder or food mill until finely ground.

  2. Store in an airtight container out of the sun.

Makes about 4 Tablespoons

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