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March 6th, 2011, 06:27 PM
that will actually make your house smell fragrant and fishy... :hungry

get a dutch oven half full of water to a roiling boil

add a teaspoon of peppercorns
some sprigs of tarragon
some sprigs of thyme
several bay leaves
two sliced lemons
2 tablespoons salt
1/2 tspn cayenne

boil all of that for five minutes, turn off the heat.

add a pound of shrimp [for two] stir, then let stand in the water covered for 10 minutes.

you could, of course, add your malted beverage of choice to the water... :cool:

March 6th, 2011, 07:47 PM

March 7th, 2011, 01:03 AM
Now you got my hunger going!

While I like cooking from scratch, for as long as I can remember I've always cheated when it comes to boiling shrimp and crabs (which is why I love living just minutes from the boats in Seabrook). My Dad and I used to run just 2 crab traps when we were hungry for blue crabs and it took just a day to get enough for a big meal.
My not so secret cheat:
http://www.zatarains.com/Products/Seafood-Boils/Crawfish-Shrimp-and-Crab-Boil-Bag.aspxhttp://www.zatarains.com/%7E/media/Images/Sites/Zatarains/Product%20Pages/Product%20Details/Seafood%20Boils/Crawfish%20Shrimp%20and%20Crab%20Boil%20Bag.ashx?w =204&as=1

March 7th, 2011, 02:10 AM
You mean there's really such a thing as a "Dutch Oven"? Wow I've learnt something new :)

March 9th, 2011, 07:44 AM
I always confuse the Dutch oven with its cousin, the German clay-type of "ovens". I have one of those, and I am not sure if really falls in the "Dutch oven" category or not, as it has a technique of its own, with the clay porosity...

March 9th, 2011, 12:11 PM
I use:
Old Bay seasoning, Fresh garlic diced, crushed red peppers, season salt, chili powder, and fresh sliced lemons or lemon pepper salt.

March 9th, 2011, 12:32 PM
I use:
Old Bay seasoning, Fresh garlic diced, crushed red peppers, season salt, chili powder, and fresh sliced lemons or lemon pepper salt.

All at once?

March 9th, 2011, 04:53 PM
All at once?

Yeah, thrown into the pot of water to boil the shrimp in.

March 9th, 2011, 07:53 PM
A 'Dutch oven' is a 4 to 8 quart pot, usually cast iron, with a tight-fitting lid. I'm quite sure any good, deep, well-conducting pot would certainly work!

March 10th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Forgive the thread hijack but on the subject of food (seafood)...
My younger, photographer brother had been asked by his employer (our local paper) to do a video on how to boil crawfish. Since yesterday was the beginning of Lent for Catholics and we are forced to eat seafood (oh the pain!) lots of folks eat tons of crawfish this time of year. Everyone has their own recipe and unless you just use plain water, you almost can't mess things up.
While I love his crawfish, I like mine better. :P
You can watch the 10 minute video here: http://videos.nola.c...boil_101_3.html

March 27th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Yum yum......C.B. you go girl!!!!