- 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.