Spice Bundle for One-Pot Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil Spice
Makes 1/2 cup

Try a flavorful combination of dried bay leaves, allspice, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, dill seeds, and red pepper flakes when you boil your favorite shellfish. Use it to make our One-Pot Shrimp Boil with Corn and Potatoes.


  • 1 tablespoon crumbled dried bay leaves

  • 6 whole allspice

  • 3 tablespoons coriander seeds

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

  • 1 tablespoon dill seeds

  • 1 tablespoon red-pepper flakes


  1. Lay a 10-inch (double-layer) square of cheesecloth on a clean work surface. Spoon spices into the center.

  2. Pressing firmly, roll a rolling pin over spice mixture until most of the seeds are cracked. Gather edges of cheesecloth together in the center, twist tightly, and tie securely with kitchen string. Trim ends with scissors, if necessary.

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