Shrimps, crabs, crawfish, corn, potatoes and sausages are just what you can expect to find in a seafood boil. These tasty ingredients give us the fullness we need in each seafood boil, however the soul and seafood seasonings are what keeps us coming back to this fulfilling item. Many times when we make this dish or order it in our favorite black-owned seafood restaurant, we add seasonings that will add the heat or mild flavors we enjoy. If you are a Black Southern Belle or Black Southern Beau who wants to cut down on the prep time for your seafood boil or want to incorporate new amazing flavors, I have a list curated just for you that features Black Owned Seafood Seasonings.
Black Owned Seafood Seasonings to Use in Your Next Seafood Boil
Known for their ability to add an extra pop of flavor to any of your meals, So-So-Good Cooking has well suited seasonings for your seafood boil. There All Things Seafood Seasoning will be delicious on your entire boil including crab, fish, scallops, shrimp and lobster.
With the famous saying “we got the spice, you bring the rice” is the cajun seasoning company, Cajun Nation. The Cajun seasoning or Spicy Citrus Seafood Boil seasoning are the main two spices you can purchase from this brand to add more of a punch to your seafood boil.
Uncle Nittys Market
Uncle Nitty’s famous Seafood Seasoning is a great hand blended seasoning for your seafood boils. This Esty-based product is easy to obtain and is the perfect way to take your seafood boil from bland to delicious.
Luvs Kitchen Seasoning
Seafood boils can be filled with restaurant flavors if you use Luvs Kitchen Seasoning. These mouth watering seasonings from Luv’s Kitchen are made with the best premium quality herbs and spices which creates their one of a kind seafood blends.
Scratch Catering of ATL
Scratch Seafood Seasoning is another must-try black-owned seasoning brand. This brand has a plethora of seasonings but this seafood seasoning specializes in enhancing flavors for dishes made from the sea.
Each of these different seasonings will pair well with any of your seafood choices. Whether it’s mussels and oysters or scallops and lobster, find a seasoning or mix that compliments everything well and go for it. Once you have it all combined or an idea of how each ingredient will pair, it’s time to host your seafood boil.
How to Host a Seafood Boil
Hosting a seafood boil is not difficult at all. Think about the before, during, and after and this will ultimately get you prepared for hosting. If you are stuck on exactly what to do we have 3 tips for you to better host your next seafood boil
- There Are More Fish In The Sea
Since there is a plethora of seafood in the sea, we should take advantage of this to ensure we have enough seafood on the table for the seafood boil. Ensure that the helpings for guests are appropriate without boiling each guest meal separately. Use a large pot or two (depending on the party size) and fill it with you and your guest’s favorite seafood items.
- More Condiments Please!
Condiments make everything better and many of your guests may agree to this as well. Therefore, it is important to have any desired condiments your guest may need. Fresh lemon or extra butter for dipping is a great way to make your guest comfortable if they needed anything additional. Check to see what other condiments they may enjoy and be a great hostess by providing those items.
- Is this enough room?
A boil is all about gathering together and enjoying a meal together. So why not make sure everyone is able to eat from the same table? Pull out a large disposable table cloth and cover your biggest table with it. Let this cloth serve as a plate for everyone to dive in and enjoy. Set up trash buckets or pails for easy removal of shells and to keep a clean eating space.
These tips are just a few ways to get you started in the process of hosting your seafood boil. With time and more friends and family gathering, your hosting skills will become top-notch and then you can share your tips with us by hashtagging #blacksouthernbelle on all social media platforms.