Monday, July 27, 2009

Old Bay Giveaway

Ok, here we go. The first A Modern Housewife giveaway. I promised you it was coming and I don't go back on my word. The lucky winner of this giveaway will receive a gift basket provided by Old Bay Seasoning in celebration of its 70th Anniversary! The basket, which is actually a pretty nice bag, includes a beach towel, recipes, Old Bay seasoning, key chain, steamer bag, etc.

So, if you're interested, post a comment below with a creative way to use Old Bay Seasoning in a dish. The yummiest sounding suggestion will win and I will attempt to make a dish from the suggestion. I have turned off the comment moderation, so you're comment will be posted immediately. Comments will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31. The winner will need to provide a mailing address to me, by emailing I will then share it with the Old Bay people to send out to you.



    3 sweet potatoes, sliced like French fries
    1 Tbsp canola oil
    Old Bay Seasoning to taste

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
    Place sweet potatoes, canola oil, Old Bay seasoning together in a ziplock bag. Close. Shake until sweet potatoes are well-coated. Place fries out in a single layer on a baking sheet.Bake for 30 minutes, or until one side is crispy brown. Turn fries over and cook for another 30 minutes, or until the outside is crispy but the inside is nicely cooked. You may need to adjust time for fry thickness.

    3 thin boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1/8 cup lemon juice
    Old Bay Seasoning to taste
    Pound chicken breasts between wax paper until thin. Place in ziplock bag.
    Combine all ingredients in a plastic bag and add chicken.
    Zip the plastic bag and shake to coat chicken with the marinade.
    Refrigerate marinated chicken pieces overnight.
    On cooking day, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook chicken for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender.

  3. White Bean Dip
    Drain one can of low sodium white beans.
    Mash them up.
    Combine with Old Bay spices.
    Use as dip with crudites or tortilla chips

  4. White Shrimp Pizza
    Canned dough
    shrimp, gulf or other domestic non-farmed raised only ;)
    Mozzarella; fresh, the kind that comes in the tub.
    EVOO- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    Old Bay- 1 Tsp
    Garlic- 1 tsp
    Crushed red pepper- 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder- 1 tsp
    onion powder- 1 tsp
    Parsley- for garnishment.

    All spices can be done to individual taste.


    Place butter in a sauce pan and add peeled and deveined shrimp. Cook until the shrimp is pink.

    Preheat oven to 350

    Roll Pizza dough on a either rounded or squared baking pan.

    Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until dough becomes firm.

    With a brush or you hands add EVOO on the dough.

    Add garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper, Old Bay.

    Grate one half of the Mozzarella and the other half slice thinly and then evenly distribute over the pan.

    Place shrimp on top of the cheese.

    Splash some EEVO over the pizza and then bake for 10 to 15 minutes.