Chesapeake Bay Seasoning
2 t. salt
1 t. cayenne pepper
1 t. ground celery seed
1 t. sweet Hungarian paprika
1 t. dry mustard
1 t. ground black pepper
1 t. ground bay leaf
1/4 t. ground allspice
1/4 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. grated nutmeg
1/4 t. ground cardamom
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
In a small mixing bowl, stir together salt, cayenne, celery seed, paprika,
mustard, black pepper, bay leaf, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom and cinnamon
until well-combined. Seasoning mix will keep indefinitely in a tightly covered
container, stored at cool room temperature in a dark place.
makes about 3 Tablespoons. Double or triple this recipe to have the seasoning on
1 C. EACH celery, onion, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli,
1 stick butter
1 pound Boston cod or haddock
1/2 lb. fresh scallops
1/2 lb. shrimp
1/4 C. crab meat
2 C. half-and-half
1 C. fresh grated Parmesan cheese
8 cups cooked pasta of choice
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning, or to taste (see note)
Salt and pepper to taste
Sauté all vegetables in butter over medium heat. Add fish, then Old Bay, salt
and pepper. Sauté vegetables and fish until tender. Add scallops and shrimp.
Sauté another 6 to 8 minutes. Add crab meat.
Pour in enough half & half to cover the seafood and vegetables. Add cheese.
Continue to cook at medium heat 4 to 5 minutes. Serve over pasta. Serves 4.
Note: Old Bay seasoning is a packaged mix of Cajun-style herbs and spices sold
in supermarket spice aisles and sometimes near the seafood counter. You can
substitute your favorite herbs.