Old Bay Shrimp Boil

Homemade “Old Bay” Spice Mix


1 Tbsp. ground bay leaves

2-1/2 tsp. celery salt

1-1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1 tsp. ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. ground white pepper

1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. paprika

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp. ground mace

1/4 tsp. ground cardamom

How to:

Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container and store in a cool place.

Shrimp Boil

½ cup “homemade old bay”

1 tablespoon salt

3 quarts water

1 can (12 ounces) beer (optional)

1 large yellow onion, sliced

4 cloves garlic, smashed

8 medium red potatoes cut in quarters

8 ears fresh corn, cut in half

4 pounds large shrimp in shells


In an 8-quart pot, bring crab seasoning, salt, water and beer to boil on high heat.

Add onions and garlic and simmer for 15 minutes. Add potatoes and let cook for about 10 minutes. You don’t want them done at this point.

Add corn and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes.

**at this point turn off heat! You don’t want to overcook the shrimp.

Spoon and serve with grilled bread and plenty of cheap cold beer!