A shrimp boil is a spice blend that combines with water to make an instantly spicy and aromatic broth, a perfect medium for boiling all sorts of fish and shellfish. This recipe makes enough to season 4 gallons of water. Budget 1 tablespoon per 1 quart water.
- 1 tablespoon peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon celery seeds
- 6 bay leaves, shredded with scissors
- ½ cup kosher salt
- 3 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper
Pound the peppercorns, celery seeds, and bay leaf with the salt in a mortar, in batches if necessary. Place in a small bowl and stir in the cayenne. Stored in an airtight container, it will keep for up to 2 months.
Nutritional information is based on 16 servings.