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Beyond the Bay!

Exciting Old Bay Alternatives for a Seafood Adventure

These Old Bay Alternatives Recipe is your ticket to seafood bliss! Whether you serve it as an appetizer or a main course, get ready to relish the Chesapeake Bay flavors in a quick and irresistible way.


Crab Legs, Spices & Seas!

A Culinary Symphony of Flavors:

Savor the magic of our crab leg seasoning! A symphony of herbs, spices, and citrus turns each bite into pure delight. Steamed, grilled, or boiled, it effortlessly enhances crab's sweetness, promising an unforgettable seafood experience. Elevate your adventure with our exceptional seasoning—every crab leg is a treat!



  • 2-3 pounds of crab legs (snow crab or king crab)
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning (adjust to taste)
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Thaw the Crab Legs:
    • If your crab legs are frozen, thaw them out in the refrigerator.
    • This ensures even cooking.
  2. Prepare the Butter Mixture:
    • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
    • Once melted, add Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning, then stir to combine. Adjust the amount of seafood seasoning to your desired level of spiciness and flavor.
  3. Steam the Crab Legs:
    • Place the crab legs in a large steamer basket or on a steamer tray, making sure they are not submerged in water. You can bend them at the joints for them to fit into the pot if needed.
    • Steam the crab legs for about 5-7 minutes for snow crab or 10-12 minutes for king crab, or until they are heated through.
  4. Serve:
    • Carefully remove the crab legs from the steamer. Use tongs or a pair of kitchen gloves since they will be hot.
  5. Coat with Seasoned Butter:
    • Drizzle the Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning butter mix over the crab legs or serve it on the side for dipping.
    • Then squeeze a little lemon juice to top to enjoy.
  6. Crack and Enjoy:
    • Use a crab cracker or a pair of kitchen shears to crack open the crab legs, revealing the delicious meat inside.
    • Dip the meat in the Old seafood butter, squeeze a little lemon juice on top, and enjoy!


Crab Cake Culinary Bliss!

A Chesapeake Experience from Tide to Table:

Embark on a flavor-packed journey with our Old Bay substitute Crab Cake recipe! Experience the essence of the Chesapeake Bay in every bite. It's not just a recipe; it's a culinary adventure bringing the Bay's spirit to your plate. Dive into the magic of crafting the perfect Old Bay substitute Crab Cake – where every bite tells a story of spice, history, and coastal delight!



  • 1 pound lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (plus extra coating)
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Lemon wedges & tartar sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Pick through the crabmeat to remove any shells or cartilage. Be gentle to avoid breaking up the lump crabmeat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning and Cajun Seasoning, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, green onions, red bell pepper, and egg beaten.
  3. Gently fold in the crabmeat and ½ cup of breadcrumbs until the mixture holds together. Be careful not to overmix to maintain the lump crabmeat texture.
  4. Form the mixture into crab cakes. You can make smaller cakes for appetizers or larger ones for a main course.
  5. Coat each crab cake with additional breadcrumbs. This will help create a nice crust when cooking.
  6. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the butter and vegetable oil.
  7. Place the crab cakes in the skillet and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and heated through.
  8. Serve Hunter’s Seafood Crab Cakes hot with lemon wedges and tartar sauce if desired.


Seafood Mastery

8 Essential Cooking Tips for Seafood Lovers!

  1. Freshness Matters:
    • Choose the freshest seafood available.
    • It should have a clean, ocean-like smell and firm texture.
  2. Proper Storage:
    • Keep seafood cold until you're ready to use it.
    • Store it in the coldest part of your refrigerator and use it as soon as possible.
  3. Quick Cooking:
    • Seafood often cooks quickly, so keep an eye on it to avoid overcooking, which can make it dry and tough.
  4. Lemon for Brightness:
    • Lemon juice or zest can add a bright, fresh flavor to many seafood dishes. It's a classic pairing.
  5. Avoid Overcrowding:
    • Don't overcrowd the pan when sautéing or pan-frying seafood.
    • Cook in batches if necessary for even cooking.
  6. Use the Right Tools:
    • Invest in a good seafood knife for filleting and a seafood cracked for cracking shells.
  7. Pairing:
    • Consider pairing seafood with complementary ingredients like white wine, garlic, butter, and fresh herbs.
  8. Garnish:
    • A fresh herb garnish or a drizzle of olive oil can enhance the presentation and flavor of your seafood dish.


Bay Breeze Salmon!

Elevate Your Palate with Our Chesapeake Flavored Salmon:

Embark on a flavor-packed journey with our Old Bay Baked Salmon! Experience the bold Chesapeake Bay essence as zesty herbs dance with succulent salmon. It's not just a dish; it's a coastal celebration on your plate! Brace yourself for the ultimate salmon thrill—Chesapeake magic in every bite!


Ingredients: (Simple Recipe)

  • Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 dried thyme


  1. Sprinkle Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning evenly over the salmon fillets, pressing it onto the surface to create a flavorful crust.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. (190 degrees C). Place the seasoned salmon on a baking sheet or in an oven-safe dish.
  3. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork and is cooked to your desired level of doneness.

Enjoy your deliciously seasoned seafood salmon.


Dive into Delight!

7 Seafood Seasoning Recipe Ideas to Wow Your Guests!

  1. Popcorn
  2. Deviled Eggs
  3. Shrimp Pasta (Internal Link)
  4. Bloody Mary Cocktail
  5. Crab and Spinach Dip
  6. Seafood Casserole
  7. Shrimp & Oyster Po Boy


Grilled Coastal Perfection!

Seafood Shrimp Skewer Extravaganza:

Dive into coastal bliss with our Old Bay Substitute Seafood Skewers! This culinary marvel fuses Chesapeake heritage with sizzling perfection. Picture succulent shrimp, tender scallops, and flaky fish in iconic Bay spices. Get set for a skewer sensation celebrating spice, tradition, and irresistible seafood. Grill up Chesapeake magic—brace for a flavor fiesta!



  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant but not browned.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir well and let it simmer for a minute or two to combine the flavors.
  5. Season the sauce with Hunter’s Seafood Seasoning and a dash of salt. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  6. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and let them heat through in the sauce for a minute or two.
  7. Serve the Seafood Shrimp Skewers hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley and lemon wedges.


Oceans of Flavor!

5 Old Bay Alternative Seasonings to Rock Your Plate!

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Jerk Seasoning

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Garlic Seasoning

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