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This one really wasn't that hard to crack...The ingredients are printed on the container! The only difficult part was working out the correct ratios for each spice, or herb... But patient perseverance, and good ol' 'trial and error' saved the day. The original Old Bay® Seasoning was invented in the 1940's by an American-German immigrant named Gustav Brunn. Initially, it was intended only for use on crab meat (as there was plenty of it in the Chesapeake Bay area where Gustav lived!), but in the last decade or so, it's used in other food areas, such as poultry and salads.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
180
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

180
Original recipe yields 180 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the salt, celery seed, dry mustard powder, red pepper, black pepper, bay leaves, paprika, cloves, allspice, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts

1 calories; carbohydrates 0.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 245.7mg. Full Nutrition
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