Liquid Crab Boil

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Anybody use liquid crab boil as a seasoning for other things? I add from half a cap to a capful to red beans, jambalaya, etoufe and sometimes gumbo while cooking. Adds to the flavor as long as you don't use too much.
     
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    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    Had never thought of that but like the idea. Would be scared to over power other tastes in whatever it is I add it to.
     
  3. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Sounds really good in red beans but I don't know about the rest. I've heard of it but never thought to do so
     
  4. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Just don't use too much. If you're cooking a small amount about 1/3 of a capfull should be enough. I just ate the rest of the jambalaya I made Friday. OK, I made it from a box of mix because I've never had it come out just right when cooking it from scratch.
     
  5. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    It's futile without a cast iron pot.
     
  6. lsutiga

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    Just mix it all up. :D
     
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  7. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

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    Meh. I've cooked lots of jambalaya in aluminum Magnalites at home. I have cast iron pots of every size now, but before I did, the Magnalites worked just fine. I do agree though, that you need a heavy pot. It's all about cooking the rice.
     
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  8. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Yeah that all we used for kitchen jambalayas. Zero chance BB has a nice set of Magnalites.
     
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  9. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I don't have any Magnalites but I do have iron cookware. I think I'm doing something wrong wit the rice. The best home cooked jambalaya I have eaten the rice is sort of brownish. Maybe I should use some oil and cook it longer.
     
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    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    I have a few that were my Moms and a couple from my Grandmother. Love them. One of these idiots i live with put one in the dishwasher and I almost went to jail
     
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