Tuesday, June 19, 2018

OLD BAY Day Baby!!

This post is sponsored by McCormick, all views and experiences are 100% mine and mine alone, please enjoy the post and feel free to comment with your thoughts 

Baltimore Summers 

& OLD BAY Go Hand In Hand!!


(For more info on Old Bay Seasoning check out their website https://www.mccormick.com/old-bay)

There's nothing better than a good ole' fashion summer cookout, as long as I can remember it's just something we have always done. When I was a kid my grandfather had a boat slip off of Fort Smallwood Road, in Pasadena MD. All summer my brother Jason, and I spent the days with PaPaw down at the boatyard fishing, catching crabs, and swimming in the Chesapeake Bay. We also had all kinds of fun summer cookouts and get togethers, with family and friends, and there was always good food. I specifically remember the yummy burgers and fries, steamed crabs, soft shell crab sandwiches, chicken skewers, and much much more. Each one of these yummy dishes were flavored or seasoned with OLD BAY, it was always a staple at any summer activity where food was involved. One of my absolute faves was the OLD BAY Burger, I have a recipe that has been in our family for what seems like forever. With today being the first annual OLD BAY Day, I just had to share it with you guys, it's absolutely amazing and super easy to make. 

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OLD BAY BURGER RECIPE!

Ingredients: 
1. 1.5 lbs of Ground Beef
2. 1 Small diced onion 
3. 1 Egg lightly whisked 
4. 3 Tablespoons of OLD BAY seasoning 
5. 3 Tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
6. 1/2 Teaspoon of mustard
7. 1/2 Teaspoon of worcestershire sauce
6. Sesame seed buns 
7. For serving you will need some freshly sliced beefsteak tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and Amercian cheese. 

Directions:
1. Combine the ingredients for the patties into a bowl, do not over mix. 
2. Separate the mixture evenly into 6 patties. 
3. Get the grill heated up to high, then place the burgers on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until you have beautiful grill marks, or until thoroughly cooked.

Serve them on big, soft, sesame seed buns with desired toppings. I just love lettuce, tomato and mayo, it always goes amazing with that OLD BAY flavor. Have you ever had an OLD BAY Burger? Now that I think about it,  they would make fabulous sliders as well, all you would have to do is portion them into smaller sizes. I think 12 would be the perfect number, which would work perfectly as a great group appetizer. There is also a great OLD BAY seasoned jerk chicken dish, it comes smothered in fresh mango salsa, with a side of honey mustard sauce for dipping. That's another amazing recipe that i'll definitely have to get and share with you guys. Today we did attended a great little shore side event that really brought back some memories of the old days, and all those amazing tasting recipes that went with them. All day I felt like I was in a time machine, all of the boats, the sun and the salty smell of the bay. All the kids where swimming and playing on the beach, the moms where sipping fruity cocktails, and the dads where grilling and talking away. It's just that simple life that makes you feel content, I have to say it's the absolute best. 




As you can see once it was done I definitely couldn't resist the food, that's what I call real fun in the sun...lol! I've been working on a chicken cheese steak sub recipe, like the one you see above. The only difference with mine is it will be accompanied by some fresh cut, OLD BAY seasoned french fries, and they'll be the boardwalk style like you get in Ocean City, nice and thick. I haven't had fries like that in forever, so I'm really looking forward to it. Food like this just screams summer to me, especially when it's seasoned with OLD BAY! As you can see in the image below I got myself a sweet little drink to go with the burger, but usually I just order a Natty Bo because I find that beer usually goes better with a Bay Burger. I also think it would be even more amazing to stack a fried soft shell crab in between the bun and the burger itself. I'm super bummed I can't eat shellfish anymore because that idea would have for sure been made a reality. To be honest i miss the heck out of soft shell and steamed crabs, it's so weird how you can eat something your whole life than BAM one day you are just straight up allergic to it. 





To tone up the day and of course look cute and stay cool, I wore a fun little tunic top I scored from Anthropologie, and paired it with some ripped jeans from American Eagle Outfitters. Then I added my Wanted embroidered slip on sneakers. Turns out they match the top perfectly, I just love it when that happens. Especially when it's my absolute favorite pair of shoes, well second pair of them that is. I had another pair that Piper chewed all to heck, I begrudgingly bought another pair asap, I didn't want to take the chance that I wouldn't be able to get them again, so I ordered a second pair. Thank goodness they're only $50 or they would have been history. I accessorized with my Tory Burch sunnies, and my pink Apple watch band. All in all it was a great look that I'm so glad I didn't spill anything on. I say that because I spilled a burrito on a brand new white top that I wore "for the first time" to Hon Fest last weekend, needless to say I was super ticked off...lol!   




As you can see in the images above, we had a good group of people show up pier side. There was good music, good food and good company, and what's better than that? I hope your weekends where as great and you all had a wonderful Father's Day. Also if you have any good recipes please share them with me, i would love to see what you make taste great with OLD BAY seasoning, i think I may try a great grilled corn on the cob recipe as well, that sounds like it would taste good. 
Wow I have so many ideas that I would love to put in effect, I would also love to hear what you guys think of the Bay Burger, if you make them definitely comment below with your opinions. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekends and don't forget to help celebrate the first annual OLD BAY Day by entering the #OLDBAYOurWay photo contest for a chance to win an awesome summer supply of OLD BAY seasoning and swag! Just post a shot now through 7/18/18 of how you, your friends and family, use OLD BAY seasoning in your summer feasts, then add the #OLDBAYOurWay
Easy enough right? I can't wait to see your pictures, plus this should be an easy one since OLD BAY is iconic for delish summer dishes. 

Here's to the Fabulous Summer of 2018!!




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55 comments:

  1. Got to love old bay., The chips and sandwich looks great

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  2. Wow! The food looks scrumptious. Now I'm hungry.

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  3. Old Bay is a staple in our pantry!

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  4. This looks so good!! I'm gonna have to try it.

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  5. Oh I am definently going to try this recipie!! Looks delicious

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  6. sounds delicious im goin to try that recipe

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  7. I will absolutely try this recipe!! Looks amazing

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  8. I'm a Maryland girl as well so Old Bay is a staple for me too! This recipe looks delish! I so have to try it! <3

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  9. OH my! Now that is a burger ��I was getting hungry just reading and looking at the pictures!
    It’s time to have something different and delicious for July 4th! Thank you for sharing

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  10. That burger �� looks yummy ��

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  11. Is this made by McCormick? I would dive into this burger.

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  12. That looks so good <3 I want one lol

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  13. Love Old Bay.... I use it alot!!
    I'm definitely giving this recipe a try, it sounds incredible.

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  14. I enjoy the inner harbor and Baltimore, but I LOVE old Bay and the endless recipes you can make with old Bay. I have never had a old baB burger but I am definitely saving this recipe and planning a old Bay grilling night. Oh and by the way, your shoes are freaking awesome 😍😉

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  15. I never even thought about putting old bay in my burgers, but I'm going to try the next time we make them.

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  16. Love Old Bay. I use it in lots of recipes

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  17. Old Bay is the best - I use it in so many things. And my Mom's side of the family has been using it for generations!

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  18. Wow! That is some burger. It looks like you are really enjoying it!

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  19. Thank you! I bought Old Bay Seasoning because I heard it was good, but need some recipe ideas. This is awesome!

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  20. I've always used Old Bay Seasoning to season my seafood and never thought to use it on beef. Thanks for the great idea, can't wait to try it :)

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  21. The burger looks so yummy & the scenery I need too lol. And omg...I need those shoes!

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  22. I am craving a big Old Bay burger. It looks so yummy.

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  23. I'm definitely gonna try that Oldbay Burger!

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  24. Thanks I use Old Bay in a lot of recipes

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  25. Love chicken cheesesteaks!! Gonna have to try to make one myself!

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  26. Will have to try the old bay Burger recipe.

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  27. I love your outfit and those shoes are fabulous.

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  28. I'm definitely going to try Old Bay Burgers!

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  29. It looks so beautiful out on the water :)

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  30. No, I have never had an Old Bay burger, but it sounds delicious and I happen to have some seasoning, maybe I will try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  31. I like to use Old Bay so many ways. In ground beef recipes and breading mixtures, and anyplace else I can think of. Next time I’ll have to mix it with mayo for my tuna salad.

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  32. I love your photo in front of the outdoor fireplace. The plants and flowers say spring!

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  33. I've never tried Old Bay, sounds like I must be missing out!

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  34. I always have Old Bay in my cupboard. I've never tried it in hamburgers.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  36. I love your raspberry outfit and those shoes are spectacular!

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  37. I love Old Bay, but never thought about using it in burgers. Can't wait to try it!

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  38. I just love this seasonings for fish to chicken nice kick to meat

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  39. I love OLD BAY® WITH LEMON & HERB SEASONING on my grilled shrimp.

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  40. We love Old Bay! Thanks for the recipe!

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  41. Who doesn't love Old Bay? The food looks awesome. MUST try it

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  42. Since I only make burgers during grilling and not in a pan summer is nothing but burgers. Can't wait to try this. Always on the lookout for recipes.

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  43. The beef medallions look fabulous.I will have to try it one day.

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  44. My dad loves old bay but never thought of using it in burgers. Will have to try this for him!

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