|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you're prepping for a big seafood event you're going to want to have a good crab boil on hand. Crab boil is the spice you use to flavor the water that you're boiling crab in. You can, of course, use it for other shellfish as well. Many people use a store-bought crab boil but they're easy to make from spices you probably already have in your rack. This easy crab boil spice mix may be used for shrimp, crawfish, lobster, or crab.
Gather the ingredients.
Add pickling spices, sea salt, mustard seeds, peppercorns, pepper flakes, 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.
Use spice blend immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. For maximum flavor, use spice blend as soon as possible.
- For cooking shrimp, add 1/4 cup of the spices, along with 2 teaspoons salt, to a large saucepan of boiling water.
- For lobster or crab, use 1/4 cup of the spice blend, 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.