Old Bay seasoning is synonymous with Maryland crab boil. This simple shrimp bake is modeled on the same flavors. I had some amazing shrimp in the freezer. I made a small jar full of my own seasoning mix. It was a lot of spices to grind and bottles to open, but now I have it mixed up and ready to go for next time. Herbs and spices are full of polyphenols, the protective plant nutrients that are rich in antioxidants. This mixture packs in 12 different spices.
1lb red potatoes cut in half and parboiled for 15 minutes
2 ears fresh organic corn on the cob parboiled in the same water after the potatoes for 5 minutes and cut into chunks
4 cloves garlic minced
1 lb shrimp deveined and peeled
1 package of precooked andouille sausage cut into thin rounds
Seasoning mix (see below)
salt and pepper
Lemon wedges for serving
Minced green herbs for garnish (Scallions, dill, spinach, cilantro are great options. I used chopped carrot tops.)
1 tablespoon bay leaves
2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon mace
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cardamon
Grind the bay leaves, celery seed, red pepper flakes, and any other whole spices in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder. Pour into a jar and add other spices. Mix well.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Lay out the shrimp, potatoes, sausage, and corn in a single layer.
- Drizzle the protein and vegetables with avocado oil
- In a small bowl mix the garlic and 2 tablespoons of seasoning mix. Rub the mixture on the protein and vegetables.
- Season with a little salt and pepper
- Cook for 15 minutes.
- Garnish with greens and serve with fresh lemon wedges.
I served this with a green salad.