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ISO Old Bay Seasoning

estilker Apr 19, 2012 07:46 PM

Got my hands on some crawfish. Going to try to do a Louisiana style Crawfish boil. Anyone know where I can get Old Bay Seasoning (or any other similar Crab/Shrimp boil seasoning mix), preferably in the Plateau/Mile End area?

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  1. SnackHappy RE: estilker Apr 19, 2012 08:00 PM

    Almost all fishmongers stock it as well as gourmet shops.

    See this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/754703

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      Kinyo RE: estilker Apr 20, 2012 04:23 AM

      Where did you find your crawfish & a what price.

      I was in N-O last month & I'm craving crawfish now!


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        porker RE: Kinyo Apr 20, 2012 08:29 AM

        I'd like to know as well. Pecheries Noref used to sell frozen crawdads, but they were 1. small, 2. expensive, 3. small packages only.

        Kinyo, this might be of interest

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          Kinyo RE: porker Apr 20, 2012 08:43 AM

          Thanks for the link Porker.

          I saw live ones 2 years ago at La Mer, I might have to go check there!

          I have my crawfish boil spices ready to be put to use.

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            estilker RE: Kinyo Apr 20, 2012 09:17 AM

            I've been following the threads a while about crawfish. So yesterday at Poissonnerie Antoine he had a small box of them. Perhaps 6-8 pounds. I took it all. He said it was the first time he was selling it. A bit of a try-out. He said he only sold a couple of pounds of them that day. I didn't quite look for Old Bay, but I'm not sure he stocks it. I might have more luck going to Falero up Parc.

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              porker RE: estilker Apr 20, 2012 01:49 PM

              Were they pre-cooked? Frozen? Live?
              And about what size?


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                estilker RE: porker Apr 23, 2012 11:08 AM

                Most of them were alive. They were small I think(although I can't really compare). It was a lot of fun, though quite a lot of work peeling them (but that's half the fun). At $3.80 / lb.

                Ended up making my own Old Bay seasoning by combining white pepper, black pepper, celery salt, cayenne pepper, cloves, paprika, all spice, garlic and onions.

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                  j_do RE: estilker May 1, 2013 07:48 PM

                  Nouveau falero has old bay

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        chloeaardse RE: estilker Apr 21, 2012 05:33 AM

        They sell old bay at the 2 fish stores at the jean-talon market.just bought some before Christmas

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          mrsphud RE: estilker Apr 25, 2012 03:10 PM

          How funny, I live in Maryland- (where Old Bay Seasoning is everywhere. But when I visit Montreal, I take home many bottles of Schwartz's seasonings to tide me over until my next trip or I can beg a friend to bring me some.

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            porker RE: mrsphud Apr 25, 2012 05:28 PM

            I love the 16 oz tins of Old Bay which I first saw in Maryland. I was like "Wow, look at this! Put 5 in the cart..."
            Although I'm in NY state & Vermont quite often, I never saw this format again.

          2. Har_Gow_Freak RE: estilker Apr 27, 2012 02:20 PM

            They got Old Bay at La Vielle Europe.

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              tfilt89 RE: estilker May 1, 2013 11:50 AM

              How did you manage to find live crawfish? i've been looking everywhere!!

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                hala RE: tfilt89 May 1, 2013 12:12 PM


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