Seafood Boil Medley And Book Review

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I was so lucky to win this great Football package from Drick's Rambling Cafe Giveaway!!
I couldn't wait to try one of Drick's recipes from his book Grits to Guacamole,( click here to order yours), that was included with this wonderful prize!

Being big fish lovers in our family this package is going to be so much fun to experiment with new recipes and I just couldn't wait  for me to dive into!  What an awesome cookbook. I had to try one out right away! This spice mix is just perfect for shell fish. Drick recommends crab and shrimp.  I used several kinds, it was fantastic! Plus used some of the hot sauce from this prize package... cayenne hot sauce.. thanks so much again I am so excited to win this great assortment and get started on your recipes! I didn't know what to make first, then I thought SEAFOOD!

Here's the fabulous loot I won!!!!
I don't know how to thank you I am so happy to be the winner!
Thank you so much Drick! Please visit his site click here for
 more of his awesome recipes and don't forget to click on the link above to order a copy of his awesome book!

Seafood Boil:
Craw fish
Rock Shrimp

Seafood boil bag:
(homemade spice seasoning) (see recipe below
from Grit to Guacamole cookbook by Drick Perry

1 muslin  cloth or bag
2 tablespoons whole cloves
2 tablespoons mustard seeds
2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons paprika
1 1/2 tablespoons allspice
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon dill seeds
1 tablespoon crushed oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
6 medium bay leaves

Fill a large pot (20 ounce pot size) This is for 5 pounds of assorted shellfish. Drick recommends Crab and Shrimp.  Boil water with spices for 15 minutes before adding seafood.

 Using tongs carefully add the fish to simmer, till fish is cooked and turns pink in color.  Remove with slotted spoon.

Here's a favorite butter sauce of mine:

Serve with a mixture of 3 tablespoons melted butter, a squeeze of  fresh lemon juice,  fresh  chopped parsley, 2 teaspoons of finely minced garlic  and a splash of white wine.

 Or if you prefer or (for the hot sauce lovers),  go right ahead and use your favorite hot sauce.



  1. I envy you. Getting a Drick's prize package. I have said for years I am going to order his book. This seafood boil sounds yummy.

  2. What a wonderful assort of things in the giveaway you won. The cookbook sounds great and I really like the seafood boil you are featuring today. It looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. Oh, this looks heavenly, Claudia! And what a score! I never knew Drick has a fun!!!

  4. Drick is one of my favorite friends in the food blog community. His recipes are simply awesome. Congratulations on winning that amazing prize.

  5. Congrats Claudia!!! What a fun bunch of loot!!!!

  6. Dear Claudia, Congratulations!! It is so much fun to win something!! This is a great recipe. It is both delish! and healthy! a great combo. Enjoy your prize. blessings~Your friend, Catherine xoxo

  7. The seafood boil sounds great. I'll definitely give it a try this summer at our cottage in Maine. We have a lot of company and this would be a fun meal.

  8. I enjoy Drick's sly but straight-forward blog. Lucky you! The seafood boil is the perfect way to showcase his recipes. And I've been in the mood for this...

  9. What a great prize to win, Claudia! I'll have to check out Drick's blog. I don't eat fish, but do eat some shellfish. I don't cook nearly enough, though.

  10. What a great prize pack Claudia! Enjoy!

  11. Congrat's on winning this cookbook Claudia. This sounds so delicious and filled with so many wonderful fish from the sea.

    I'll bet it was fun to make. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  12. Wow, that is an amazing prize pack! Congratulations! :)
    And the boil looks fabulous - I adore anything seafood.

  13. Congratulations on the amazing winning! Would love to check out all those great recipes! Have fun sampling all the "loot!"

  14. Seafood boil looks amazing! Yum what flavor. Congrats on the loot looks like tons of fun things to experiment with :)

  15. Whoa lucky you to have won all those goodies as well as the cookbook from Drick. I did not know he had a cookbook out!
    This dish does look amazing-yum! I am excited just to see what you come up with Claudia. I know how much you like seafood, so i am sure you will get great use of the book.

  16. That looks amazing--I love a good seafood boil, particularly with a side of boiled potatoes and corn. Yum!

  17. Congratulations! I'm glad you're enjoying the book! I can't have seafood, but if I could....YUM!

  18. Congrats! Lots of fun in your future.


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