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Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay Seasoning dates back to 1939, Baltimore, Maryland. The spice was a "secret" mixture concocted by German immigrant Gustav Brunn. Today Old Bay seasoning is used in many crab recipes from a basic crab boil to specialty crab cakes. The product is available at most grocery stores as well as online.
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Substitute for old bay seasoning

Combine 1 tbsp celery salt, 3 whole bay leaves, 3/4 tsp brown mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp black pepper corns, 10 allspice berries, 10 whole cloves, 1/2 tsp paprika. Grind mixture in mortar and pestle or coffee grinder.

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