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Adds a little something to everything!
on 28 November 2012
As a foodie and avid home cook I've been meaning to try Old Bay for years but I've been making a home made version and thought it was good. . .until I tried the real stuff!
Old Bay has been going for around 70 years so you know it's got to be good to last that long. It's a mix of around 16 different herbs and spices which include (alledgedly!) Bay leaves, Celery salt, Paprika, Black pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Allspice, Clove, Red Pepper flakes, Nutmeg and White pepper and a few more!
Combined into your homemade burger mix, used in soup, stews, macaroni cheese, sprinkled on hot buttered corn on the cob, pizzas, rubbed into salmon, fish, seafood, rib eye steak and chicken, used in Bloody Marys, marinades, incorporated into your bread dough before baking and anything else you can think of, this is one versatile multi spice mix.
One of my fave uses for this is as a sort of buffalo wings coating. Here's the recipie if anyone is interested-
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1kg chicken wings or drumsticks
2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Hot chilli sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
In a small bowl, mix together Old Bay, baking powder, and salt.
Pat dry chicken with paper towels. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle in Old Bay mixture, tossing to evenly coat. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on wire rack on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil, leaving a little space between each chicken piece. Place the rack with the chicken in a refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.
Preheat oven to gas mark 6. Move baking sheet with the chicken to an oven and cook until browned and crisp for about 30 to 45 minutes.
Combine butter, hot chilli sauce, and Worcestershire in a large bowl. Place the chicken in a bowl with the sauce mixture and toss to thoroughly coat. Move wings to a platter and serve immediately.
The one other thing we've found we like is a 50:50 mix of Old Bay to soft brown sugar and rub deeply into beef or pork ribs before grilling on the BBQ. Absolutely gorgeous!
A must have in your cooking armoury.