Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy 70th Birthday, Old Bay!


Old Bay Seasoning has been a staple in my family's kitchen for as long as I can remember. We've used it on catfish, chicken, crab legs, shrimp- you name it and Old Bay probably seasoned it. Today, in my kitchen, nothing's changed. Old Bay adds incredible flavor to family recipes handed down and some I've picked up along the way.

For over 70 years Old Bay has been blending 12 herbs and spices to create it's zesty signature flavor. While my favorite is still the original seasoning, the line has expanded to include Blackened, Lemon & Herb, and 30% Less Sodium seasonings. Whichever you like, I've found that you don't need to add too much else, which makes my life easier- love that!

To celebrate Old Bay's 70th birthday, I'll be giving away an Old Bay gift bag (including seasoning, seafood steamers, beach bag, towel, and keychain/bottle opener) to one lucky reader!
There are 4 ways to enter, but only one of each entry method will be allowed per person for this contest:
1) Head over to Old Bay and leave a comment to this post telling me what recipe you would love to try or have tried and love.
2) Follow LA Mama on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway including "@anlamama" in your tweet! Leave a separate comment to this post with a link to your tweet URL.
3) Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave a separate comment to this post with a link to your blog post URL.
4) Follow the L.A. Mama blog and leave a comment to this post telling me you did so or already do.
This contest ends at 12:01 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2009. One winner will be chosen via Random.org. Good luck to all!

40 comments:

  1. I'd love to try the pinapple shrimp pyramids! Yum!!
    I also like the background- spice spilled all over the news- cute!

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  2. I've love to try the OLD BAY® Steamed Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce


    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  3. The fried chicken looks good!!!

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  4. I'd love to try the Pineapple Shrimp Salad!

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

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  5. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/2540077788

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

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  6. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/07/old-bay-seasoning-gift-bag-giveaway.html

    daer0n_ at hotmail dot com

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  7. I follow your blog.
    daer0n_ At hotmail dot com

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  8. I would love to try the Crispy Crab Balls

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  9. http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/2542044193

    follow on twitter and tweeted

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  10. I'd love to try the Grilled Lime Tuna Steak.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. LOVE old bay in a crab boil!

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  12. we are shrimp eaters -so I would like to try the Shrimp Salad

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  13. I am a follower through Google Friend


    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  14. We are Old Bay fans at this house too!! I would like to try the Spicy Shrimp Bruschetta for parties;)
    cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. i follow now too! i forgot my email from my previous comment from 7/8 at 7:57.

    allisondotwheeleratattdotnet

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  16. Would like to try the shrimp scampi. Have used Old Bay in my crabcakes and they are DELISH.
    atndwj@yahoo.com

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  17. I'd love to try the lemon herb salmon salad.

    aniasurvey@gmail.com

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  18. The Crispy Crab Balls sound great!
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  19. I follow
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  20. I follow on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/2633023986
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

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  21. We are east-coast transplants living in Seattle and every year we visit SC for a beach week with friends. We ALWAYS make a shrimp boil with lots of local shrimp, potatoes, corn, sausage, onions, beer and of course - Old Bay! We couldn't vacation without it!

    knorenberg@hotmail.com

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  22. Four or five times during the summer we head out to Wrightsville Beach in NC. There is a restaurant on the water that serves the best bloody marys. The glasses are rimmed with Old Bay and garnished with one huge shrimp. We have taken to making them at home this way. Delish!

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  23. Southwestern Shrimp Quesadillas sound great

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  24. I want to try the Shrimp and Pasta salad. It sounds good.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  25. i think the Grilled Lime Tuna Steak sounds really good thanks so much for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  26. i follow your blog thanks so much for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  27. The Light Lunch Tuna Cakes. Hmm, I had no idea they have cake mix.
    dearandrea
    at sbcglobal.net

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  28. I'd love to try the Shrimp & Chicken Penne recipe! Thanks for the giveaway!

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  29. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/annasmama0702/status/2667777261

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  30. I follow your blog!

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

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  31. I'd love to try the Shrimp Scampi!

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  32. ***Congrats to Entrant #4, Donna B.***

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