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Low FODMAP Seafood Seasoning (Old Bay-Inspired)

  • Author: Gail
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 tablespoons 1x


Easily and deliciously season fish, crab, shrimp, and more with this low FODMAP seafood seasoning! Inspired by the classic Old Bay Seasoning marketed by McCormick, this low FODMAP version is similar in taste, quick to make in an electric spice grinder, and IBS-friendly. Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, low carb, Keto, Paleo and Whole30 compliant.


  • 1 tablespoon dill seed (not dried dill weed)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes*
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground ginger
  • 2 dried bay leaves


  1. Add all listed ingredients to an electric spice grinder, adding the bay leaves last and breaking them into large pieces with your hands the whole leaves don’t fit in the grinder. Grind at 30 second increments until evenly ground into powder, shaking the spice grinder occasionally to shake the spices from the roof and sides.
  2. Add to your favorite seafood dishes, like my upcoming Low FODMAP Air Fryer Crab Cakes. 
  3. Store in an air-tight container, such as a glass jar.


*Please note: Although red pepper flakes are low in FODMAPs, some people respond poorly to them for reasons having nothing to do with FODMAPs. Pay attention to how your body reacts to spicy food and consult your doctor or dietitian before adding red pepper flakes to this recipe if you have concerns about how your body might react.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Condiments & Seasoning Mixes
  • Method: Electric spice grinder
  • Cuisine: American

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