20 Recipes That Taste Better With Old Bay

20 Recipes That Taste Better With Old Bay

Learn how to cook with Old Bay—the secret ingredient every Marylander knows.

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old bay seasoningvia mccormick.com

Living in Maryland has its perks. It’s not uncommon for steamed crabs, sweet corn or local oysters to grace the dinner table. However, the most iconic ingredient that Marylanders turn to is a salty crimson seasoning called Old Bay. (Purchase it here.) Though the box may say “for seafood, poultry, salads, meats,” true fans know that Old Bay can be sprinkled on just about anything. Old Bay popcorn? Yes. Old Bay chicken wings? Yes. Old Bay caramel ice cream? Don’t knock it until you try it.

Follow along to see some of our Test Kitchen-approved recipes that make the most of Old Bay. While you’re at it, check out the rest of our favorite recipes from Mayland

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Zucchini Patties with Dill Dip

These crisp-tender patties are a nice alternative to crab cakes and taste very similar, thanks to the seafood seasoning. They always get gobbled up! —Kelly Maxwell, Plainfield, Illinois

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Sweet Tea Barbecued Chicken

Marinades sometimes use coffee or espresso, and that inspired me to add tea to perk up a barbecue sauce.—Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

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