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Lee Bros. Shrimp Boil

Updated February 23, 2016
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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.

Makes1 scant cup

Preparation Time5 min

Preparation Time - Text5 minutes

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Equipmentmortar and pestle

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturehot & spicy, salty, savory, spiced

Type of DishCondiments

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 6 bay leaves, shredded with scissors
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

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.

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