|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 3 tablespoons (up to 3 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||1%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This spice mix, similar to Old Bay seasoning, makes a flavorful addition to all types of seafood. If you eat seafood regularly, multiply this recipe as much as you want and keep it on hand in a sealed, airtight container. Marylanders just about worship this mixture and put it on everything from seafood – for which it is intended – to pizza, with a lot of choices in between those two extremes.
This recipe is taken from "Simply Shrimp: 101 Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Seafood" by Rick Rodgers.
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon celery seed (ground)
- 1 teaspoon paprika (sweet Hungarian)
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground bay leaf
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Store this seasoning mix in a tightly covered container at cool room temperature in a cool, dark place. While it is best to use this Chesapeake Bay seasoning mix within a month to retain freshness, it will keep for several months if it is stored correctly.
Uses for Chesapeake Bay Seasoning
As said above, Chesapeake Bay seasoning is wondrous on seafood, and that is its No. 1 use. The most common other uses for this seasoning mix are on corn on the cob and popcorn. But there are many other uses for this tasty seasoning mix. Just count the ways.
Cold fried chicken sandwiches, sprinkled on top
Loaded baked potatoes
Any creamed soup
Macaroni and cheese
In egg, chicken, shrimp, tuna and potato salad
Steamed green beans