Sunday, August 10, 2008

Homemade Seafood Boil

  •  4 Tbs. yellow mustard seeds
  •  3 Tbs. coriander seeds
  •  2 Tbs. allspice (whole)
  •  2 Tbs. dill seeds
  •  1 tsp. whole cloves
  •  1 Tbs. crushed red pepper
  •  8 bay leaves
  •  salt and cayenne or liquid hot sauce to taste.

Combine all dry ingredients. Place in a square of muslin or cheesecloth and tie securely with string, like a large sachet. Add salt and cayenne or hot sauce to the water to taste, then bring to a boil.

When water for seafood is boiling, add the bag and boil for several minutes, until the boiling liquid is tinted and seasoned, then add vegetables and/or seafood and cook until done, depending on what you're cooking (4 minutes for shrimp, or until they are pink).

Makes enough to boil 5 lbs. of seafood.

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