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Seafood Boil Know Your Herbs and Spices

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Seafood Boil speaks for both the seasoning blend and the meal. Everything gets cooked in one pot. Shellfish potatoes, corn on the cob are all favorites at the table. Shrimp, crayfish, crabs, lobsters are cooked in water with citrus and spices then served as a communal meal. Often everything is turned out onto newspaper. Family and guests gather around to “peel and eat” the bounty.
The seasoning itself often consists of pickling spice, sea salt, peppercorns and mustard. Some blends add ginger, dill or allspice. These spices are ground and added to the water along with lemons, oranges and vegetables.
Shrimp or crayfish are often served as the main protein at the boil.
This method of cooking is great for entertaining or family get-togethers.

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As a professional cook, I love creating exciting new recipes on the job as well as at home. Assisting in teaching low-income families how to buy, store and prepare healthy food through Penn State’s alliance with Pennsylvania’s Supercupboard Program was very rewarding. During my 11 years with the Master Gardener program, I taught horticultural therapy to assisted living patients using healthful, fr
esh grown food as a focal point. . My hands-on programs and instruction helped hundreds of children and adults learn about where their food comes from and how important fresh food is for your body.
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