Saturday, November 2, 2013

Crab - Shrimp Boil - Weekend Recipe

During the recent government shutdown there was bad news about Crab.  No permits meant no fishing for crab.  With that on my mind, I thought we need to make the most of the crab we can get!  So I adapted my picking spice to make a crab boil.  It is truly awesome and I don't even care for seafood that much!

Crab/Shrimp Boil
  • 2/3 cup Backyard Patch Pickling Spices
  • 1/4 cup sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon minced dried chives
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 5 bay leaves


Add pickling spices, sea salt, celery seeds, chives, ginger, oregano, and bay leaves to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade. Pulsing, process until the mixture forms a coarse powder. 

For cooking shrimp, add 1/4 cup of the spices, along with 2 teaspoons salt, to a large saucepan of boiling water or half water and half

For lobster or crab, use 1 part distilled white wine vinegar
 to 3 parts water. Add the seafood and cook for 2 minutes, or until just cooked through. Remove the seafood and serve or chill. 

Yield: about 1 cup

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