Thursday, August 13, 2009

My First Give Away - Old Bay!!!! and a Spicy Shrimp Linguini Old Bay Recipe



I'm so excited!!! Can you tell!!! This is my first give away!!! I was contacted by a representative from Old Bay Seasoning that asked if I would like to host a give away to win a wonderful gift bag from Old Bay. I am thrilled to be doing this! Not only having the give away but having it for a product that I really love. Above is a picture of all the great things in the gift bag - Towel, bag, recipes, key chain, Old Bay seasonings, etc. If you would like a chance to win this great prize, just leave me a comment by Monday, August 17, 5pm EST. I will announce the winner later that evening. This is going to be super simple too. I am letting my 10 year old pick out the name from a hat and the person he picks from the comments posted will win. We are simple folk around here!!! Plus my son will be excited to do this. Good luck to everyone and please, please leave me comments......I want to see lots of names! Just make sure I have a way to contact you to let you know that you won!

Now for a great Old Bay recipe. This comes from a little cookbook that we put together at my youngest son's preschool several years ago. You can really vary this recipe and add veggies to it. It calls for green onions and mushrooms and I didn't have any on hand so they were omitted but that didn't really matter. I also used 3 well rounded teaspoons of Old Bay instead of 3 tablespoons the recipe called for. I think it would also be great with parmesean cheese. I will try adding that next time. This is one of those recipes you can just "play around" with.

Enjoy!

1 stick of butter
1 bunch green onions (chopped)
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves garlic, pressed
1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
8 oz whipping cream
3 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
1 box linguini (cooked and drained- do not rinse)

Melt butter in a skillet; saute onion, mushrooms and garlic; add shrimp to stir fry; add whipping cream and Old Bay; simmer until heated; serve over cooked linguini.

34 comments:

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love Old Bay! I will keep my fingers crossed to win:)

Jenn said...

That shrimp looks fantastic. Pasta is always a cause for a good meal. yum!!

Jean Bugs said...

I have used Old Bay for years! (too many to admit here!) I would be so tickled to win that great prize bag!
And your shrimp looks soooo good!!!

Judy said...

We are Old Bay fans here. My hubby loves shellfish and what goes better with shellfish than Old Bay! Your shrimp recipe looks wonderful.

Denise said...

What a great giveaway. That shrimp looks delish.

Lisa said...

I am just about to run out of Old Bay so I would love to win. Nice recipe.

burpandslurp said...

Hee hee, I'm excited too! there is SO many things I could make with Old Bay...New Orleans style, here I come (if I win, that is)

Lara said...

I feel a little embarrassed admitting that I've never actually used Old Bay before. My kids love pasta and although I don't make it much, also love shrimp. Looks like a great combination!

Katy ~ said...

Not entering your giveaway, dear, as I have a whole can of Old Bay on my pantry shelf. Just wanted to say your shrimp recipe looks outstanding!

Katherine Aucoin said...

We have really started liking Old Bay seasonings and are using it more often.

The shrimp looks scrumptious Debbie and congratulations on your first giveaway!

Bethie said...

Old Bay, a staple of the South!

Donna-FFW said...

Old Bay is one of my favorites. Congrats on your first giveaway!!

5 Star Foodie said...

The shrimp linguini looks delicious! Very flavorful with Old Bay!

Lisa said...

That Shrimp Linguini looks fabulous! I know my son would love it. It includes his very most favorite foods, aside from pizza and peanut butter.

Pam said...

Pick me! I just recently tried Old Bay for the first time and really liked it. This pasta looks rich, creamy and so delicious.

Reeni♥ said...

Your linguini looks so delicious!! I use Old Bay a lot - love the stuff!

Mary said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I'd love to have some Old Bay.

Monica H said...

I love Old Bay! We used to live on the Potomac River and eating blue crabs covered in this stuff was part of our regular meals. I haven't had them since I was a kid, but I'll never forget how good they were!

Joyce said...

We use so much Old Bay seasoning at the beach. I like to make shrimp cakes with it as I am allergic to crab cakes. Your shrimp is making me hungry:)
Joyce

Bunny said...

What a wonderful give away!! I have to tell you I made the blueberry lemon bars and they were wonderful!! I used parchment paper and didn't have a problem getting them out of the pan. I'll be posting about them soon!

Kerstin said...

What a fun giveaway, we always enjoy Old Bay too! Your shrimp pasta looks super tasty!

Ingrid said...

Yay, for giveaways! My honey is from Maryland and LOVES, I mean LOVES that stuff. I personally like their rub a little better it's less salty.

I've made similar versions of this recipe. As you said its adaptable and I'm certain there's no wrong way.

Thanks!
~ingrid

Manggy said...

I actually have never tasted old bay, but I love seafood, so I think I should remedy that! Lovely pasta!! :)

Dr. Michael Cargile, CMAA, CBI said...

I love old bay seasoning. My favorite is to use it in a shrimp boil. Add some andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes and you have one complete meal!

Carol Ann said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your blog.
I can't wait to try the shrimp linguini. My husband and daughter love anything with shrimp!

Anonymous said...

Please sign me up for your give away
Thanks
Bob MrGreen's coworker

Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and allowing me to find yours. I love your recipe and I use Old Bay whenever I make Maryland style crabs. Also good in crab soup and for crabcakes. It's the best

Cheryl said...

Linguini looks amazing! I have only had Old Bay in a crab boil, I guess I had no idea you could use it in anything else!

The Blonde Duck said...

How fun!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I've been craving shrimp lately, your recipe looks excellent!!! I've never tried Old Bay.

Emily said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Look how creamy and delicious that looks. I love Old Bay.

Karine said...

I am not entering your give away, but this dish looks delicious!

Lori said...

I love Old Bay. I make these zucchini fritters that have Old Bay in them. They are delicious. I have them on my blog if you want to check them out. THey are called Mock Crab Cakes.

Lori said...

I love Old Bay too. I use it in my mock crab cakes. They are amazingly delicious and have no crab in them- zucchini. Go figure.