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Jun 20, 2008 01:48 PM

Baltimore Old Bay Uses

I'm a huge fan of Old Bay seasoning. To me it just screams summers on the Chesapeake Bay. Besides seafood, it's pretty typical on fries around here, but I've used it on to rim a Bloody Mary, on grilled vegetables, homemade potato chips, chicken and even made a Cheeseball with the tasty stuff. The poor people outside this region don't even know what they are missing! Anyone have a unique use or recipe using Old Bay?

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    1. re: small fry

      Uh-huh. Melted butter. Old Bay and salt on hot popcorn. Cue Twin Peaks.

      1. I sometimes like it on corn-on-the-cob in lieu of salt and pepper.

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        1. re: Hal Laurent

          I like to add it to chicken hash, just a teaspoon or so. Rounds out the flavors and adds some zip.

          1. re: dct

            Do you have a recipe for Chicken Hash?

        2. crabby chicken - oven fried chicken with old bay mixed into the flour

          1. Of course--Old Bay in shrimp salad, with mayo, onions, celery,etc. I've sprinkiled(spelling?) some on cottage cheese. Mix it into tunafish salad. I've made macaroni salad with the seasoning and added small chunks of various shellfish--i.e., shrimp, scallops, and crab meat. When eating lobster--sprinkle a bit of Old Bay into the butter dip. Yum. I wonder if tossing it into a salad. Okay--need to go and experiment. FoiGras

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            1. re: FoiGras

              You've inspired me! I'm experimenting with Old Bay in a salad dressing. No winner, yet. In the past I've used it in seafood salad, mac salad and slaw. Let me know how your experiement goes. Cheers!

              1. re: FoiGras

                Further on the salads, I use it in potato salad - a mix of sour cream and mayo with Old Bay and a bit of mustard powder, s+p, fresh dill and scallions.

                Love the lobster and Old Bay butter tip - sounds delicious!