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Crab and Shrimp Seasoning

This is very close to the seasoning used at the famous Bookbinder's in Philadelphia.


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry English mustard (Colman's)
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole thyme
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • 2 whole bay leaves, crushed


  1. Grind all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Store in a covered container.

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