13 Recipes That Make the Most of Old Bay Seasoning

This iconic Maryland blend of herbs and spices is great on so much more than crab

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on June 8, 2016

When Gustav Brunn arrived in Baltimore in 1938, he brought one important thing with him: a spice grinder. He used this to make "Delicious Brand Shrimp and Crab Seasoning," but later decided to shorten it and ended up with Old Bay, named after a steamship route on the Chesapeake Bay.

The spice blend became a Maryland staple best known as a seasoning for Maryland crabs, but this complex mix can go with just about anything. Sprinkle it on any steamed or roasted vegetable, throw it in some guacamole or dip, put it in ice cream, add a dash to your popcorn, or use it in any of the 13 recipes below.

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