The Secret to Cajun Cooking: Seafood Boil Spices

If you are fond of Cajun cooking, you are most likely familiar with such popular dishes as jambalaya, muffulettas, gumbo, and a seafood boil. In fact, a seafood boil is probably one of the first things to come to mind because of the elevated flavor that results from using seafood boil spices. It is also a very simple thing to prepare, so it is common for block parties, football parties, and other large gatherings.

Seafood boil spices are good for more than just a seafood boil. An exceptional seafood seasoning makes any fish or seafood have that distinctive Cajun flavor. It can be your secret weapon in the kitchen for adding to a wide number of things, including dishes besides seafood! Take a minute to ponder the typical ingredients: garlic, onion, cumin, turmeric, mustard, celery seed, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, thyme, parsley, and sea salt. We don’t know about you, but that sounds like a blend you could sprinkle on something you don’t even like, like liver perhaps, and it would taste good!

Here’s another thought to consider. If seafood boil spices are used in a seafood boil and that boil contains other ingredients besides seafood, such as corn on the cob and potatoes, there is no reason why you couldn’t use a seafood seasoning on mashed potatoes or grilled veggies.

At Avonya’s Blends, our Sentry’s Seafood Seasoning is a perfect blend of seafood boil spices. In fact, it includes the exact ones mentioned above, with no added fillers or artificial ingredients. This blend was created in honor of my father, James “Sentry” Dixon. He was a southern boy, commercial fisherman, and all-around great person. You are going to love what this seasoning does for your seafood dishes, crab boils, and veggies!