Savory, cheesy, with a hint of heat, these Old Bay Corn Muffins are just begging to accompany a plate of shrimp and grits.
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A spicy, finger-licking shrimp boil has the makings of a bib-requisite backyard bash. [Photograph: Jennifer Olvera] Note: Timing is everything when it comes to a seafood boil, but the time ingredients will take depend largely on factors like potato size...
The flavors of Maryland and Mexico meet in this Old Bay-inflected variety that gets extra chunk from the addition of jumbo lump crab meat.
Deep fried pickles are the perfect snack. They're crispy, savory, and sour enough to keep you paying attention to what you're doing. They're also perfect vehicles for all the flavors of Old Bay. These require little embellishment: some mayo and hot sauce for dipping, and, of course, a cold beer.
That taste of the Maryland shore did wonders for the wings, which had only passing resemblance to hot wings. These are their own thing. The Worcestershire and Old Bay dominated, and it's a stellar combo. As I watched a Maryland native going from one wing to the next, with a finale of finger licking, I knew I had a winning recipe on my hands.