Friday, May 24, 2013

Old Fashioned Southern Seafood Boil~






Southern Seafood Boil

Ingredients~
salt
pepper
one bag of Zatarain's Crab Boil Seasoning
3 bay leaves

10 med potatoes
8 ears of corn~ halved
1 ring kielbasa cut in chunks
2 lemons~ cut in quarters
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
5 pounds of shrimp
3 pounds clams
crab legs

In a large stock pot add potatoes and corn and cover with water enough to cover all ingredients. Add  Zaterman's Crab Boil Seasoning bag.  Bring to a full boil and boil for five minutes.

Add kielbasa, lemons, onion and garlic and boil for 7 minutes.

Add clam, and crab and boil for 5 minutes.

Add shrimp and simmer until clams open.

Strain out liquid and pour onto butcher paper placed on table. Serve with melted butter , cheddar biscuits and southern sweet tea.




Cheddar Biscuits~
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
4 tablespoon cold unsalted butter~ cut in 1/2 inch pieces
6 ounces grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup whole milk

Sift dry ingredients. Fold in shortening like you would a pie crust until it is worked into the flour. Next add butter using a pastry cutter~ until it looks pea -sized.  Add the grated cheese careful and work with pastry cutter into flour. Add the milk and work in~ not too much!

Drop the dough onto the baking and bake until golden brown. 15 -20 minutes.

Cover with garlic butter.

Garlic Butter~
Melt together~
3 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon chopped parsley





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