cup mustard seeds
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
2 tablespoons hot red pepper flakes
6 bay leaves
1 tablespoon celery seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon ground ginger
few blades of mace, or 1/4 teaspoon ground
1/4 cup salt
Place all of the ingredients, except the salt, in a blender and
blend until evenly ground. Add the salt and blend briefly to incorporate
the salt into the seasonings. Store in well-sealed jars in a cool,
dark, dry place.
1/2 tablespoon of the mix for each quart of water, plus half a lemon.
For shrimp, use a quart of water per pound of shrimp. For crab or
crawfish, use at least a quart of water, or enough to rise above