Tuesday Scallops and an OLD BAY Giveaway

by Joanne on July 14, 2009

Look at what I recieved from Old Bay yesterday:


Old Bay is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year and in celebration of its birthday and the summer season, they offered a  “Basket of the Bay” gift that included, OLD BAY Seasoning, an OLD BAY Seafood Steamer bag, some great new OLD BAY-inspired recipes to try out and additional items perfect for the summer season.

 I have to try out some of the new recipes and share with the folks at Old Bay  how much we enjoyed them. Additionally, Old Bay is offering another gift bag to giveaway to readers – so you can also get a chance to try out the recipes that use OLD BAY. 

Please leave a comment at the end of this post if you would like them to send you the gift bag.  Of course your name has to be picked so make sure you leave a comment and I will let you know if you win.  You do NOT have to have a blog to win…anyone is welcome to try their chances at this great gift pack from Old Bay.

Are you ready for a terrific scallop recipe?  If you win the above giveaway, you’ll get the Old Bay seasoning for free to try in this recipe.

Old Bay Scallops Serves 3 – 4


  • 1lb large scallops, rinsed and dried
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • zest from 1 small lime
  • 1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • Juice from 1 lime




Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute.  Add the shallots and red bell pepper and saute another 1 minute.  Turn the heat to high.  Add the scallops and saute for approximately 4 minutes.  Add the lime zest, Old Bay, lime juice and continue cooking for 1 minute. Plate the scallops and enjoy!

Remember…You do NOT have to have a blog to win…anyone is welcome to try their chances at this great gift pack from Old Bay. Leave a comment  and let me know you want to try Old Bay.  You will have until July 26th to leave a comment.



 Another great giveaway. Check out SWEET FOODS blog for this super giveaway. Three different prize options. Does it get much better?

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  • At 2009.07.14 19:30, Liz said:

    YUM! Ryan is not a fan of scallops, and he’s going out of town this weekend. Guess what’s on my list of things to make while he’s away. 🙂

    • At 2009.07.14 20:44, Gera @ SweetsFoods said:

      This recipe with garlic and ginger is a savory treat 🙂
      The Old Bay seasoning must be taste so yummy, here I’ve other brands.
      Thanks for the comment and link to my giveaway!



      • At 2009.07.14 20:49, Shannon said:

        I would LOVE to win an Old Bay kit like that! I use Old Bay like it’s going out of style. Which it never will.


        • At 2009.07.15 09:09, Susan said:

          The scallop recipe looks delicious. Old Bay is a great seasoning. You can definitely enter me for the gift.


          • At 2009.07.15 09:37, Reeni said:

            These scallops look great! Nice flavors – I love the ginger in them – and the old bay, of course! I would love to win the package, I just used old bay in my crab cakes. It does wonderful things to fish and seafood.

            • At 2009.07.15 11:57, robyn said:

              I love old bay!!!!! i use it in all my seafood and even in cole slaw!!! would LOVE the give-a-way!

              • At 2009.07.16 11:45, Ruthi aka abitosunshine said:

                I love Old Bay, have been using it for decades! Would be delighted to win this giftbag!

                • At 2009.07.16 12:20, April said:

                  i would love to win this! Great recipe, thanks for sharing itQ!

                  • At 2009.07.17 10:36, Lyn Clarke said:

                    I love Old Bay seasoning. I use it in my crab cakes, fish cakes, seafood and vegetable soup, and in most of my steamed fish. We eat fish of some sort twice a week and I would love an Old Bay gift pack. Thanks.

                    • At 2009.07.21 10:36, cami said:

                      Oh my my my – I would be ELATED to be such a lucky recipient… I’m a transplanted Texan (now in the midwest), and it would just make my day to have a brilliant reminder/flavor of the Gulf!


                      • At 2009.07.22 13:34, Dolores said:

                        I have recently rediscovered Old Bay. I have been married for 47 years and used Old Bay during the first years. I then kind of forgot about it being tempted with all of the ” new” “products that were advertised. Some time ago I saw a cole slaw recipe that used Old Bay. I purchased a new box and then went to town. I use Old Bay on almost everything. I even shared my secret with family (12 siblings) and spouses at a reunion. It is a whole new day for Old Bay.

                        • At 2009.07.22 14:21, walter mitchell said:

                          old bay is the best seafood spice mix I have ever used

                          • At 2009.07.22 14:23, doris runion said:

                            old bay,we can not run out of this or we have to make a late night run to the grocers

                            • At 2009.07.22 23:01, Jamie said:

                              Wow that is so awsome I don’t now to much about old bay but I think you can use it on fish and chicken? A guy on my ship had Old Bay with him at every meal. He said he couldn’t go underway with out it.

                              • At 2009.07.25 17:27, Tra said:

                                i wanna try it on fish! i used to just grill it with no seasoning, and i want to spice iup my tastebuds!

                                • At 2009.07.26 10:13, applec said:

                                  Thanks for all your comments. I will do the drawing from a hat shortly and forward your name to the Old Bay contact.
                                  Good luck All!

                                  • At 2009.07.26 10:18, applec said:

                                    Congrats to Reeni of Cinnamon and Spice! The Old Bay Winner

                                    • At 2009.08.12 06:27, Mary said:

                                      remember folks Old Bay is great in other dishes, not just seafood.

                                      • At 2009.08.21 15:24, Sheri said:

                                        I have never tried scallops but that looks really good. Would love to try the Old Bay.

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