October’s Hamptons Lane box contains everything you need to cook up a seafood boil right in your own kitchen!
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Let’s see what’s in the October 2015 Hamptons Lane “Coastal Seafood Boil” box!
October’s box was larger than usual and shipped in a plain brown box instead of their regular blue branded one.
A look inside.
As always, all of the breakable items were secured against a piece of cardboard and wrapped in plastic to keep them in tact.
The box featured a nice full-color information booklet filled with recipes, product information, and a guide showing how to properly eat a lobster.
Spiceologist Black Magic Cajun Rub ($11.95) – A non-dairy, gluten-free seasoning blend featuring paprika, cayenne, garlic, and herbs. This is an ideal rub for shrimp, salmon, chicken, steak, and any type of white fish.
Hamptons Lane Bamboo Skimmer – This Chinese-style seafood skimmer is the perfect tool for safely removing the boiled seafood from your pot. It features a 6″ wide stainless steel wire basket and 12″ bamboo handle.
Gullah Gourmet Crab Boil Seasoning ($8.95) – A ready to use blend to add some authentic flavor to your seafood boil. Ingredients include whole mustard seed, coriander, crushed red pepper, and bay leaves (which you can clearly see in the photo above). The package also includes “lessons” for cooking the perfect pot of both shrimp and crab.
Hamptons Lane Lobster Claw Seafood Crackers – These fun claw-shaped crackers are made of enameled cast aluminum and are strong enough to crack open the toughest of shells. They can also be used to open walnuts, pecans, and other nuts.
Back Forty Beer Vinegar ($8) – Small batch vinegar made with Back Forty’s Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale for a take on British malt vinegar. You can use this in any recipe that calls for vinegar to give it a more complex, malty flavor.
Terrapin Ridge Farms Chipotle Aioli ($7.50) – An all natural, gluten-free aioli made with chipotle peppers and a special blend of spices. It can be used as a dip for tortilla chips, a topping for eggs, and of course, as a finish to your seafood boil.
Norpro Stainless Steel Seafood Forks ($5.25) – A set of four stainless steel seafood picks with a scoop on one end and a fork on the other. I’ve never eaten seafood (seriously), but I imagine this is a pretty essential item?
While I don’t personally eat seafood, I can still appreciate the curation of this month’s Hamptons Lane box. They’ve included everything you’d need to enjoy a seafood boil in the comfort of your home. Well except the pot. (I’m almost surprised they didn’t include those silly disposable seafood bibs too!) My mother-in-law is the only family member I know who likes seafood (and is willing to cook it at home), so I’m sure she’ll enjoy this box!
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I realize that due to health reasons and personal taste some people may not like seafood but it is hard for me to believe that there are people out there that do not like seafood. Shrimp, scallops, all types of fish, soft shell crabs, crab patties, salmon patties. I could go on and on. I never get enough mostly because it is costly and not always available at our fish markets.