Crawfish Shrimp and Crab Boil

  • 35 mins
  • 12 ingredients


  • 1/4 cup coriander seeds
  • 1/4 cup Mustard seeds
  • 1 tbs cayenne pepper
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tbs allspice
  • 2 tbs dill seed
  • Shrimp, Crabs and Crawfish
  • Corn on the Cobb
  • New Potatoes
  • Sausage Links
  • 1/2 cup old bay seasoning
  • 2 tbs cayenne pepper (optional)
This is a spice mixture that is wrapped in cheesecloth and used to add to the water when boiling seafood. One recipe is sufficient to boil a dozen crabs, 4 lbs of crawfish or 4 lbs of shrimp. Recipe may be doubled if desired.


  • Add all ingredients to a cheese cloth square (6 inches x 6 inches), then gather the ends and tie tightly into a pouch.
  • Add the pouch to 3-4 quarts of boiling water and add seafood of choice.
  • Cook crabs for about 5-8 minutes, shrimp for 1 minute and crawfish for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and allow seafood to marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  • The boil may also be used to boil corn, potatoes etc.
  • You may add more spice depending on how much seafood you are boiling and how spicy you like it.

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