1 Cup good quality mayonnaise
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Today we are sharing a quick and easy option for a homemade seafood boil seasoning! This is a perfect addition to your next low country boil or boiled crab or shrimp dinner. It's also a great way to use up older spices you may have on your spice rack on in your pantry that you need to rotate out before you make new additions to your supply. This makes for a perfect seasoning for just about any seafood you like! This big batch will make enough to do three large batches of seafood so you will be set for the summer!
I have used equal parts of 12 different spices in my seafood boil. You can add or take away as you see fit. Leave this to your preference and your wallet. I do recommend that you at least keep the peppercorns, bay leaves, mustard seeds and Chile flakes. The rest is really just icing on the cake to add more flavor to your version of the boil. You will also notice that I have not added any salt to this. You will add salt to the cooking stock when you make yours for your seafood boil.
¼ cup dried thyme
¼ cup dill seed
¼ cup red pepper flakes
¼ cup dehydrated onion flakes
¼ cup dehydrated garlic flakes
¼ cup mustard seeds
¼ cup peppercorn blend
¼ cup coriander seed
¼ cup allspice berried
¼ cup celery seed
¼ cup crushed bay leaves
¼ cup dried oregano
Place all ingredients in a large jar and shake well to combine.
Use as a seasoning for boiling seafood such as crab, shrimp and crawdads or for seasoning a low country boil with all the fixins.
Store this seasoning in a dark, cool, dry place for up to six months.
Use 1 cup of seasoning wrapped in a bouquet garni or cotton cloth tied with kitchen twine in the water you would season to boil seafood.
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At first glance this may look a lot like a pickling spice and you would be right. There are a lot of the same spices and seeds in this blend as there are in many pickling spices. In the event that you could not have access or desire to make this boil seasoning, then you could surely use a good pickling spice as an apt substitute.
In my blend I have used 1/4 cup each of tri color peppercorns, corriander seeds, allspice berries, celery seed, crushed bay leaves, dry oregano, dry thyme, dill seed, red pepper flakes, dehydrated onion flakes, dehydrated garlic flakes and mustard seeds. You could also add a few whole cloves if you like and some small dried chilies in place or in addition to the red pepper flake.
You can see how versatile this seafood boil seasoning blend can be. Customize it to suit your taste! Use this all summer long and this big batch will last you for three large boils! Just wrap about a cup of the spice blend in a piece of cotton and tie with some kitchen twine. Toss into your seasoning water and simmer for at least 10 minutes before adding your seafood.
I hope you give this homemade version of a crab and seafood boil seasoning a try and I hope you love it!
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