Spicing up store-bought packaged shrimp, crab or
crawfish meat is simple and delicious. I normally have seafood
from a boil so most all of it is seasoned. I have however run into the
situation where I bought seafood from the grocery that was not
and crawfish meat should come pre-cooked. Shrimp may or may not be
cooked, this is for pre-cooked shrimp.
You should also taste
the cooked meat to see if it's been seasoned any before doing this.
the seafood from its package and put in a plastic zipper bag. For 1
lb. of meat add 1/4 tsp. liquid crab boil and sprinkle a little Creole
seasoning. Zip the bag and move around well. Let it sit the ice box for
about 20 minutes and taste. If it's not to your liking add more liquid
boil and seasoning and let it sit again. Once you get it like you want you can use the
seafood for whatever purpose. The longer you let it sit, the more
spice it will pick up.
notice that this is not an "exact" recipe. That's because
people don't all like the same amount of spice, and, seafood doesn't
always come the same size, especially shrimp. Write down how much
liquid boil and seasoning you used and what size and type seafood you
used that mix in for future reference.
You can even add garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne
pepper to jack-it-up if you wish, be creative.
works especially well when fixing up hors d'oeuvres that feature the
seafood like Seafood
Crackers or shrimp for dipping. You can also do this for dishes
like stew, jambalaya and gumbo.