How to Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning

 While mainly a huge hit in the south, the use of crab boil is growing in popularity. Crab boil is available for purchase all of the United States, but oddly enough not anywhere else in the world. Here is an article to reference if you’re looking to bring some Louisiana flavor into your own home. Also included is an instructional video and helpful reference links. Make sure to keep checking back here at Big Daddy’s Seafood Market for more useful seafood recipes.

 

How To Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market

 

 

How To Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning-Big Daddy's Seafood Market
How To Make Your Own Crab Boil Seasoning-Big Daddy’s Seafood Market

 

 

 

 

There are just some things in Louisiana that are considered staples in ones kitchen and a good crab boil is one of them! While you can purchase different crab boils from grocery stores, it is usually cheaper (and better, in my opinion) to make your own. It usually comes in the form of a little pack of spices that you would just throw into the water that you’ll boil your seafood in and makes it spicy and delicious! Just a tip though, make sure you don’t lean in too close with your face and breathe in, or you’ll get into a sneezing tizzy! This boil works with really any type of shellfish.

 

 

What you need:

Four Tbsp of yellow mustard seeds

Three Tbsp of coriander seeds

Two Tbsp of whole allspice

Two Tbsp of dill seeds

One Tbsp of whole cloves

One Tbsp of crushed red pepper

Eight bay leaves

Salt and cayenne pepper (or liquid hot sauce)

 

What To Do:

You’ll want to combine all of your dry ingredients well. Then place then in a square of muslin or cheesecloth and tie it securely with a string. Add your salt and cayenne (or the hot sauce) to your water to taste, then bring it to a boil. Once water is boiling, put in your bag of seasoning and boil it for several minutes. You’ll want to do this until the boiling liquid is seasoned and has a tint to it. Lastly you’ll add  the vegetables or shellfish (or both) and cook until it’s done.

* This makes enough crab boil seasoning for 5lbs of seafood.


AllRecipes.com-Dave’s Low Country Boil

Food.com-Crab Boild Seasoning Mix

About.com-Crab Boil Spice Mix Recipe

 

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Originally posted 2020-02-13 09:22:00.

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Recipe

Here is an article for a Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Recipe. This base sauce is not only easy to make, but is also good and good for you. Included are other helpful links with similar recipes and also a how-to video that adds a little something extra to this basic staple recipe.

 

 

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Recipe

 

 

Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Recipe
Creamy Cauliflower Sauce Recipe

 

I’ve always been a picky eater. Always. I’ve never cared for some fruits, wild game, and you can forget about vegetables. So obviously, when the whole cauliflower fad was going around, I wasn’t the least bit interested. I saw posts for cauliflower crust, and cauliflower rice. There could have very well been a post for cauliflower ice cream, who knows. All I knew was that to me it was probably the least liked vegetable, so I wanted no part. Then I saw a recipe for a cauliflower cream sauce…that got my attention. As a mom I am constantly trying to trick my kids into eating healthier so they can get the nutriton that I had fought against my whole childhood. I hide vegetables in my spaghetti sauce, so why NOT in a cream sauce too? My kids love it, I love it…it has been a big win all around! I hope you and your family enjoy it as well! I personally love to pair it with some penne pasta and shrimp, but it would go well with anything you would normally pair a cream sauce with.

Total Time: Ten Minutes

Makes: Three Servings

 

What You Will Need:

1 head of cauliflower (make sure to take off the outer leaves)

 

How To Make:

First cook your pasta according to the package instructions. While that is cooking, chop up your cauliflower into quarters. Chop off the  florets of the cauliflower and cut your stems into one inch pieces so that it will cook evenly.
Put your chopped cauliflower into a steaming basket and let it steam for about five to ten minutes. you should be able to poke the cauliflower easily with a fork. Take the cauliflower from your basket, and put it in a blender or food processor. Puree your cauliflower until it is nice and smooth. If you want the “sauce” a litter thinner you may add some water. Divide it all into one cup portions. If you are not going to use it right away, freeze it for later use!

 

NOTES

* If you don’t have a steaming basket available, you can add your chopped cauliflower directly to boiling water and let it cook for about three to six minutes.
* You can also pre season your sauce before freezing if you’d like. (I’ve included a video that adds a bit more pazazz to this basic recipe)

 

 

 

Veggieonapenny.com-Creamy Cauliflower Sauce

Cooks.com-Cauliflower In Cream Sauce

 

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Originally posted 2020-02-12 08:26:41.

Cooking Crawfish For The First Time

Eating crawfish is very popular in the South, especially in Louisiana. This article takes a look at different ways to cook crawfish. Also included are links to several resources as well as videos for cooking crawfish. Make sure to keep checking back for more how-to articles for your favorite seafood.

 

 

Cooking Crawfish For The First Time

 

Big Daddys Seafood Market Cooking Crawfish For The First Time
Big Daddys Seafood Market Cooking Crawfish For The First Time

Here Is How To Boil Crawfish New Orleans Style:

Big Daddys Seafood Market Crawfish Boil 101- Expert boilers give you their advice
Big Daddys Seafood Market Crawfish Boil 101- Expert boilers give you their advice

=>NOLA.com: Crawfish Boil 101 -Expert Advice For Your Crawfish<=

 

How To Boil Crawfish Like A Cajun:

Big Daddys Seafood Market Cajun Crawfish Boil
Big Daddys Seafood Market Cajun Crawfish Boil

=>Cajun Crawfish.com: Boiling Crawfish The Cajun Way<=

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If You Have Some Leftover Boiled Crawfish You Can Make Crawfish Etouffee:

=>About.com: Southern Food – Crawfish Recipes<=

Big Daddys Seafood Market Crawfish Etouffee
Big Daddys Seafood Market Crawfish Etouffee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 cajuncrawfish.com-How to Boil Crawfish?

 AllRecipes.com-Louisiana Crawfish Boil

LouisianaFood.info-Cajun Boiled Crawfish Recipe

 

 

 

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Originally posted 2020-02-06 07:55:00.

Cajun Seafood Lasagna Recipe

Here is a spicy seafood twist on a classic Italian dish. Provided to you with simple step by step instructions, this Cajun Seafood Lasagna Recipe is sure to be one you’ll love! This recipe uses both shrimp and crawfish to give you that great seafood taste in every bite! Make sure to come back and check for more updates and great seafood recipes!

Cajun Seafood Lasagna Recipe

 

Cajun Seafood Lasagna Recipe

 

 

Ingredients:

8 lasagna noodles (cooked)

1 pound of crawfish tails (peeled)

1 pound of small-medium shrimp (uncooked)

16 ounces of ricotta

2 cups of pepper jack (shredded)

2 cups of parmesan (shredded)

8 ounces of velveeta

1 large egg

1 large diced bell pepper

1 small diced onion

4 cloves of garlic cloves

1 small minced Jalapeno (remove the seeds)

Olive oil

1 small diced tomato

 

Cooking Instructions:

First you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, you will take a good sized skillet and saute your garlic, bell pepper, jalapeno and onion in some olive oil. Now, melt the Velveeta cheese and a half cup of the pepperjack. You will next add the tomatoes, shrimp, and crawfish and cook your shrimp until they are half way done, this prevents them over cooking when baking. Now, with an even coat of Tony’s and just a pinch of cayenne season your seafood. In a mixing bowl, fold together the ricotta, 1/2 cup of pepperjack, egg, parsley, 1 cup of parmesan, paprika, and basil. Using a 9×9 baking dish, spray it with some non stick spray like Pam. Then, spread a thin layer of the Seafood Mix across the bottom of the pan, it keeps your noodles from sticking. Add yourself a layer of noodles and spread about 1/2 of your ricotta mix onto the noodles. Then add 1/2 of  the seafood mix, making sure to spread the meat as evenly as possible. Top that with shredded pepper jack and parmesan. You will repeat those steps a second time and bake uncovered for 30min.

Resources:

FoodNetwork.com-Shrimp and Scallop Lasagna

Taste of Home- Seafood Lasagna Recipe

KraftRecipes.com-No-Fail Baked Seafood Lasagna

 

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Originally posted 2020-02-05 06:37:46.