Old Bay Seasoning Mix Recipes

Category Spices
Blend your own spices to make a homemade version of this famous seasoning. It is great, not only on seafood, but also on fries and other foods. This page contains Old Bay seasoning mix recipes.


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Same thing, just fresher and saves you money! Mix together equal parts cinnamon and nutmeg, and use in place of the cardamom called for in your recipe. You can use 1/4 tsp. cardamom, if you have it!

Total Time: 5 minutes

Source: From my Experiment Lab (Kitchen)


  • 1 tsp bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp mace
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  1. Grind bay leaves to make 1 Tbsp.
  2. Grind mustard seeds to make 1 1/2 tsp.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a jar, mix thoroughly.
  4. Put a tight lid on it!
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This is an expensive seasoning and comes in a large tin. Make your own in small batches. It will be cheaper and fresher.


  • 1 Tbsp celery salt (or 1/2 T salt and 1/2 T celery seed, ground up)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch ground dry mustard
  • 1 pinch ground mace or nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom (can put in a bit more cinnamon, cloves or nutmeg)
  • 1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground ginger


  • Mix and store.
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