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I guess with almost everyone at home cooking, Old Bay is damn near impossible to find around me as are most seafood seasonings. You'd think that the stuff was made in China or something. But anyway, outside of making it myself, what are some substitutes you people use? I have Tony Chachere's Creole, but it's too salty for me and just doesn't taste the same as Old Bay. Maybe it's the salt. But I'm always open to trying a homemade blend if you have a good recipe for one. Something that I can control the salt content in.

Push comes to shove, I can always order something online, but was just interested in what other folks do......
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Hard to find here as well which is odd. Went to the seafood market and they had it in 1lb ziplock bags rather than the normal container.

They did have the Old Bay hot sauce and that stuff is pretty damn good.
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Hard to find here as well which is odd. Went to the seafood market and they had it in 1lb ziplock bags rather than the normal container.

They did have the Old Bay hot sauce and that stuff is pretty damn good.
Old Bay is getting to be like toilet paper was a month ago. I went to 4 different grocery stores today, Walmart, and Sam's. No one had any. It's just weird to think that I can't find it, but the whole spice section at Walmart was wiped out as was the one at Publix which is really weird. Whether I need it or not, it's beginning to become a challenge for me now, I'll have to just look harder....
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Louisiana is different and very good
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008OGD3TW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_HzGiFbR5YM1X3


Costco also has the large container, don't remember price.
I use it on EVERYTHING
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The only thing Old Bay is good for is boiling seafood...

highly overrated, IMO, and I grew up with a big ass jar of it in the cupboard at all times.

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Originally Posted by ytmorris View Post
Hard to find here as well which is odd. Went to the seafood market and they had it in 1lb ziplock bags rather than the normal container.

They did have the Old Bay hot sauce and that stuff is pretty damn good.
The Old Bay is hard to find here as well. Try the hot version if you can find it, the hot sauce is great as well. Especially with melted butter and tossed with grilled wings.

("overrated" yet the shelves are empty, makes sense )
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i clicked on that amazon link. I never knew Old Bay was a McCormick product, figured it was independent, locally owned type thing.
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Sam's club has it online.

Here too.

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/old...2OB982007.html

I use the Regal Bay seafood blend for steaming crabs, Old bay for eating and in other recipes.




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available on amazon. As is their hot sauce, which has been hard to find. Just ordered a big jug of it.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
available on amazon. As is their hot sauce, which has been hard to find. Just ordered a big jug of it.
Food Lion's have it here in eastern NC.
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Originally Posted by Halfmoon View Post
Sam's club has it online.

Here too.

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/old...2OB982007.html

I use the Regal Bay seafood blend for steaming crabs, Old bay for eating and in other recipes.




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available on amazon. As is their hot sauce, which has been hard to find. Just ordered a big jug of it.
Yes, I have found it online, but the challenge for for me is to find it in a brick and mortar store......
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Main ingredient is Celery Salt. It is in almost if not all seafood seasoning. Buy some and tell me it's not the first flavor you taste!
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Originally Posted by josephitguy View Post
Main ingredient is Celery Salt. It is in almost if not all seafood seasoning. Buy some and tell me it's not the first flavor you taste!
It is. I have looked at an online recipe to make it at home, but just not sure it's worth the aggravation because a couple of the ingredients aren't something that most folks keep in their spice cabinet, at least not me, such as mace and cardamom and I'm not sure what they truly add to the flavor, anyway. https://leitesculinaria.com/81715/re...oning-mix.html. I may come up with my own concoction....
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Available online. It is readily available here, but it is also made just a couple hours away. J ) Seasoning for steamed crabs, old bay for all other applications.
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Originally Posted by josephitguy View Post
Main ingredient is Celery Salt. It is in almost if not all seafood seasoning. Buy some and tell me it's not the first flavor you taste!
It is and very noticeable in the hot sauce which is good in bloody's.
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It's sold in the gas station here
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I introduced it to an Australian grad student. His father has a farm where they raise yabbies (crayfish). They love the Old Bay on their yabbies and have it shipped over
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Well my search has ended, I found it at Target, of all places. I just knew that someone, some store here somewhere had it on the shelf. It's still cheaper to order online, though.....
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https://www.jospices.com/

I know I am late for this, but JO Spice is what the crabhouses here use.

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