Old Bay Seasoning: Not Just for Crabs - Boxhill Crabcakes


Old Bay Seasoning: Not Just for Crabs

Blue CrabWith the summer coming quickly to a close, most Maryland residents are rushing to enjoy the last few bushels of steamed crabs. Other Maryland residents are using the last bit of their crab meat to create delicious Maryland crab soup or Maryland crab cakes. However, do you know what each of these items will have in common? Old Bay Seasoning.

Old Bay Seasoning has been the partner and crime of Maryland Blue Crabs since the 1900s. It was during this time that creator Gustav Brunn made his way from Germany to Baltimore, making us the home of Old Bay Seasoning. The seafood seasoning was then bought from Brunn by McCormick & Company in 1990. It was then that it was given its iconic canister with the blue, red, and yellow labels. What began as a Maryland staple has quickly grown into a national phenomenon, with seafood lovers throughout the states reaching for Old Bay Seasoning as they head to their dinner table.

Old Bay Seasoning is one of the major ingredients, aside from blue crab meat, when we create our famous crab cakes at Box Hill. But did you know that Old Bay Seasoning isn’t limited to just crabs? In fact, you can sprinkle the famous spice on just about anything! But here are some of our other favorites:


  1. Guacamole
  2. French Fries
  3. Popcorn
  4. Crab Dip
  5. Bloody Mary
  6. Deviled Eggs
  7. Chicken and Shrimp Salad
  8. Kale Chips
  9. Roasted Peanuts
  10. Chex Mix
  11. Sweet Potatoes
  12. Buffalo Wings

Located in Abingdon, Maryland, our crab cakes are available year round and can be ordered online to be shipped straight to your front door. Order online here or call us at (410)-515-3662. If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.

Here are the easy cooking steps for your crab cakes:

  1. For 8-10 minutes, preheat your over at a temperature of 425 degrees.
  2. Use a pan without grease, using only a small amount of butter or water to cook your crab cakes on.
  3. Cook crab cakes for about 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Crab cakes should be firm and have a golden brown top with an internal temperature of 145 degrees.


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