Copycat Old Bay Seasoning

I used my old coffee grinder (after washing it out carefully!) to make this Old Bay seasoning.  I had some canned crab and used it to make crab cakes last night. Mmmmm! A treat, for sure, but sometimes you gotta splurge!

Copycat Recipe: Old Bay Seasoning

Make your own seasoning to use in place of Old Bay.

  • 1 Tbs celery seeds
  • 1 Tbs whole black peppercorns
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp whole cardamoms
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp sweet Hungarian paprika
  • 1/4 tsp mace
  1. Put it all in a food processor or grinder and grind till powdery.


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