Crab Boil Spice Mix Recipe Recipe

This easy crab boil spice mix recipe is ideal for preparing shrimp, crawfish, lobster or crab.

Crab Boil Spice Mix Recipe  serving suggestion
Crab Boil Spice Mix Recipe  serving suggestion

Preparation time: 0 minutes
Yield: about cup



• pickling spices
• sea salt
• mustard seeds
• whole black peppercorns
• hot red pepper flakes
• celery seeds
• minced dried chives
• ground ginger
• dried oregano
• bay leaves



  1. Add pickling spices, sea salt, mustard seeds, peppercorns, pepper flakes, celery seeds, chives, ginger, oregano, and bay leaves to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.
  2. Process in quick bursts until the mixture forms a coarse powder.

Using the mix

For cooking shrimp, add 1/4 cup of the spices, along with 2 teaspoons salt, to a large saucepan of boiling water. Alternately use half water and half beer.

For lobster or crab, use 1 part distilled white wine vinegar to 3 parts water.

Add the seafood and cook for 2 minutes, or until just cooked through. Remove the seafood and serve or chill.

Good cooking, Bon Appetit and enjoy your Crab Boil Spice Mix Recipe!

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