Zatarains Copycat Crab Boil

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Zatarains was the real thing and boxes of it were found in just about every home in New Orleans. We also like to add 2-3 lemons, quartered, to the water. This is enough for 5lbs shrimp or a dozen blue swimmers.

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  • add   2 tablespoons dill seeds
  • add   8 bay leaves
  • add   1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • add   4 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • add   3 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • add   1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • add   2 tablespoons whole allspice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients well, crushing slightly. Place all on a muslin or cheesecloth square, gather corners and tie securely.
  2. When the water for the seafood is boiling add the crab boil sachet along with plenty of salt. Continue boiling until the water takes on color before adding seafood.