Coming from New England, I use Old Bay Seasoning a lot. Clam chowder is not the same without it. Neither is corn chowder.
But how about adding it to a Bloody Mary or sprinkling it on crinkle cut fries. Or spicing up your deviled eggs, or mixing it with goat cheese for a fancy dip.
It is not always easy to find Old Bay in our area, so here’s a substitute recipe that works.
Old Bay Seasoning Substitute
2 Tbsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
And a pinch of each of the following: dry mustard; ground nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice , cloves, and ginger.
Whisk together and store in an airtight container.