How to make Carol’s homemade Old Bay Seasoning Spice…


I have made all my own spices ever since I have lived here as some I cannot get or I can only get sporadically it seems everywhere runs out at the same time and it could be months before new stock arrives.

Also as it is very humid here it means I don’t have spices hanging around for too long by making my own spice mixes and curry powders.

Once you know how most things are made most are pretty easy to make and taste much better. I have quite a good palate and many things I can taste and know what ingredients are used…I love to taste things have a guess and then look them up the same as measurements I am pretty spot on without scales…Comes with practice and age.

Carol’s Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Spice this can be used for seafood, meats and salad dressings.


1 tsp Celery seeds

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Mustard powder

1 tsp Black pepper

1 tsp Red pepper flakes

2 bay leaves

1/2 tsp whole cloves

1/2 tsp allspice berries

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp mace

1/4 tsp cardamon

1/4 tsp paprika

A good pinch of cinnamon

Let’s Cook!

Grind all the whole spices and the bay leaves then combine with the powdered spices. Store in an airtight container away from the light.

I normally make up a smallish amount to start and if it something we use frequently then I double or treble the ingredients.

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13 thoughts on “How to make Carol’s homemade Old Bay Seasoning Spice…

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    1. Carol Post author

      Always easier on the pocket Susie for spices are always cheaper in bigger packs rather than the jars sold in stores and making up your own spices uses them much quicker and I don’t get left with that pot of spice in the back of the cupboard which is past its sell by date 🙂 Thank you for popping in 🙂 x

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    1. Carol Post author

      Much more cost effective isn’t it …Old Bay is lovely both with seafood and meat…I just like to vary mine a little rather than using the same one although I do have my all-time favourites which I make regularly…Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂 x


    1. Carol Post author

      You are welcome Linda and yes they are much better and so easy to do..Also, I can use my spices quicker which means fresher as some jars you only use little and they sit there, don’t they?



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