Check out this Low Country Boil by Scissors & Spatulas. Oh my gosh, right?? I made it once before and we all really enjoyed it. So today my relatives (some of the MANY) are in town and I felt like BBQing actually but we don't have one SO i felt like this was a great summer time meal without the necessity of a grill. I figured since I have made it twice now, I ought to let others know about its tasty goodness, right?
Since my decision was so last minute, as is often typical, I found I didn't have time to drive 30 min to get the nifty crab boil season packet thing. BUT I do have these muslin spice bags that I can throw my own mixes into (they're reusable btw, so handy to have around!). So i did a quick google and found this recipe for Old Bay Seasoning (Thanks Emeril!), mixed it up and put a couple tablespoons of it into the pot to boil. Worked like a charm and had the same yummy flavor of the kind I bought. Win.
Emeril's Homemade Bay Seasoning:
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 2 finely ground bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed