Monday, August 29, 2011

Chicken Croquettes With Old Bay Sauce

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Over 70 years ago, Baltimoreans first sampled old bay’s zesty flavor and from that moment on, seafood wasn’t really seafood without it.

Since then, crab and shrimp aficionados have sworn by this deliciously unique blend of eighteen spices and herbs, and now the whole world is sharing in the flavor that once belonged solely to the Chesapeake Bay area.

So how did this unique, bold blend get its name? Believe it or not, its original name was “Delicious Brand Shrimp and Crab Seasoning.” That name didn’t stick, but the taste sure did. A more memorable name was inspired by a steamship line that traveled the Chesapeake between Maryland and Virginia, and old bay seasoning was well on its way to becoming a legend.

To this day, old bay seasoning is still produced to its original exacting standards in Maryland (we’re old school like that). Its yellow and blue tin has become an icon, and its distinct flavor is the ultimate seafood companion. In addition to seafood, it’s delicious on everything from chicken, pizza and pasta to corn on the cob, salads and more. True fans of old bay reach for it instead of salt and pepper. It’s as familiar as the comfort foods and family recipes we sprinkle it on. When you see the yellow can, you know you’re in good company, among good friends and very, very good food.

Old bay’s cult following has expanded far beyond its birthplace. Old bay ambassadors have carried their enthusiasm for this zesty seasoning from the mid-Atlantic across the country, making fans of its bold flavor along the way. Available in grocery stores and seafood markets nationwide, old bay is also frequently shipped overseas to family and friends who crave its taste. About 50 million ounces of old bay were sold last year, a true testament to its success. Now, that’s a lot of zesty ground covered.
By http://www.oldbay.com/Old-Bay-Story.aspx 

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Chicken Croquettes With Old Bay Sauce
Copyright 2011 Christine's Pantry. All rights reserved.

Ingredients:
2 cans chicken breast, drained
1 tablespoon parsley
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup light mayo
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons spicy mustard
1 tablespoon season salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:
In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. In a large bowl, add chicken, parsley, bread crumbs, light mayo, egg, worcestershire sauce, mustard, season salt, onion powder, liquid smoke. Using your clean hands, combine ingredients. Shape into 4 patties. Add croquettes to hot pan and cook until brown. Enjoy!

Old Bay Sauce:
1/2 cup light mayo
1 tablespoon spicy mustard
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon old bay

In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and chill until ready to serve.







 






32 comments:

  1. It's a good thing they changed the name...shopping list writers everywhere are thankful!

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  2. Oooo, yum! I love Old Bay and glad to find someone lse who doesn't think it is just for seafood! Looks delicious Christine. :-)

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  3. I don't really ever use Old Bay...I don't even think I could tell you what it tastes like.

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  4. I've never tried old bay but it's going on my shopping list for sure!

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  5. Drool! The recipe sounds fabulous! Love the flavors! Thanks so much for sharing Christine, great post! =]

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  6. What a great idea Christine ~ I love, love, love Old Bay Seasoning (I'm so happy it is available over here on the west coast. ;)

    I wish my mom had known about the Old Bay Sauce recipe when she made us Chicken or Salmon Croquettes. I love them, and this would put them right over the top.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I think I have this seasoning in my pantry. My husband must have bought it for BBQ or something and I don't normally use it so it's in the back of pantry. The description and name sounds very similar... I guess I should give this a go and find out what's this seasoning is about. :-)

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  8. It’s so funny how many croquette recipes are out there. Each and every one of them are different but equally flavourful. I am intrigued by your liquid smoke! I’ve heard about it, but actually never found it in the store here in Holland. If they keep for a wile I’ll bring it back from the States next year. Thanks for adding this to my shopping list!

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  9. I have some ground chicken,perhaps I could cook it first then combine...would a pound be too much for this recipe?
    I would like to try this, it does look unique and tasty.

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  10. I bet that Old Bay sauce would be great on all sorts of foods! Your croquettes look fabulous~

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  11. We do lobster and shrimp boils every so often and we definitely need that Old Bay close! These croquettes sound super delicious =)

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  12. I don't think one can have enough chicken recipes!BOOK MARKED! I think my boyfriend would love this dish!

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  13. That looks so tasty - and with that Bay Sauce, sounds fabulous.

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  14. I've only had salmon croquettes (which I love) so I am sure these chicken ones are even better! wonderful recipe!

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  15. These look fantastic. Old Bay really is the best... goes on everything! Love how you used it here.

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  16. This looks so good, I can't wait to try it!

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  17. Hi Lilly,

    Liquid smoke has a long shelve life.

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  18. Hi Tina,

    A pound of cooked chicken would be fine. If you try this recipe, let me know how it turns out. I love to hear any feedback.

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  19. This looks lip smacking good. I might be being totally ignorant but what exactly is liquid smoke? I have the most fantastic imagery in my mind, but really how does it look or what is it? sounds like a rock band to me..

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  20. Don't know about the seasoning, but the croquettes look so delicious that I want to try too!

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  21. Ooo love your old bay with that. I am sure that is super delicious!

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  22. It has been a long time since I have used this seasoning. I need to get some and use it on things other than seafood! Your chicken sounds wonderful!

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  23. I love Old Bay but have never considered using it on anything other than seafood. This sounds great!!

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  24. Hi Curious Cook,

    Liquid smoke makes your food taste like its been cooking on outdoor grill. Its got a smoky flavor. It comes in a 4 oz bottle, and you can find this in the grocery store where they keep the sauces. The color of liquid smoke is dark, like worcestershire sauce.

    Thanks!

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  25. Old Bay sounds much better and it taste good on so many things.

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  26. i never think of using canned chicken. What a good idea. I do love Old Bay.

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  27. Love the pairing of garlic and rosemary!

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  28. So excited to try these this weekend with some leftover chicken I have on hand.

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  29. Hi Eating Deliciously,

    Using leftover chicken would be great in this recipe. If you try it this weekend, let me know how it turned out. Love to hear any feedback. Thanks!

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  30. Being from the mid-atlantic, Old Bay is definitely not a foreign concept! So use to seeing it coating steamed crabs, so the idea of it mixed into a chicken croquette is a different idea, and sounds delicious.

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