How to Make Spice Bundle for Shrimp Boil

published by SueDoeNim on Nov 30, 2012

Make this spice bundle and toss it into the boiling water 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients to create the best shrimp boil you’ve ever eaten.

Nothing says New Orleans like a good homemade shrimp boil. Red potatoes, corn on the cob and shrimp all cooked up together in a large pot and served with melted butter on side is some of the best cuisine you’ll ever eat. But it takes one more ingrediens, actually several ingredients combined into one, to give the shrimp boil it’s New Orleans flavor, and that’s the spice bundle. Make this spice bundle and toss it into the boiling water 10 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients to create the best shrimp boil you’ve ever eaten.

Spice Mix
* 1 tablespoon dried bay leaves
* 6 whole allspice
* 3 tablespoon coriander seeds
* 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
* 1 tablespoon dill seeds
* 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

Bundle the Spice
Cut two – ten inch lengths of cheese cloth. Spread out and lay one on top of the other on a flat surface. Spoon the spice mix into the center of the cheese cloth. Roll a rolling pin over the spice mix until most of the seeds have cracked.
Gather the four corners of the cheese cloth towards the center and twist the cloth tightly. Tie a length of kitchen twine tightly around the twist to prevent spice mix from coming out of the cloth. Trim cheese cloth and twine ends if needed. Toss the spice bundle into boiling water, remove before serving shrimp boil.


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