A Taste of Jazz ~ EZ PZ Creole Steampot featuring Keiko Matsui – Crescent Night Dream


Hey JazzFoodies, speaking about improvisation and  variety being the spice of life…One thing I learned when I was young is that Jazz has always set the timbre of my life.  The tempo may change, the phrasing may repeat, but with music as your muse, you will always as Ralph Ellison coined it…live with music or die with noise.  I hope you dig the variety I selected today…A family fav and  poetry.

Creole Steampot

In the Mix:

 Large Shrimp de-headed, but with shells on

Old Bay Seasoning

Tony Chacheres Original Creole Seasoning (my fav is Morton and Bassett)

2 tbs. black pepper corns

2 large heads of garlic remove skin, discolored pieces and stems (or you could use 2 pkg. peeled garlic)

2 Clusters of Dungeness Crab (approx. 1 lb)
6 Large Shrimp de-headed, but with shells on
1 pkg. Andouille sausage links (chicken is my favorite) sliced on an angle
2 Fresh Corn on the Cob (or you could use cut corn on cob in 3” to 4” pieces)
5-10  little red potatoes with

Two Halves make a whole:
For Garlic Boil:  Place garlic and black peppercorns with about 2” water the stock pot (with steamer basket separated).  Bring temperature to high then lower heat to maintain a simmer for minimum of 30 minutes.  Boil red potatoes until tender about  20 minutes before  adding the steampot.  Put corn in garlic boil approximately 6 minutes.

Crab Legs: *Note:  While garlic boil is simmering,,  rinse and rest crab and shrimp with sprinkled sea salt.  Also, saute sausage until have a slight carmelized chard.

When the boil is completed, remove the potatoes and corn and place into steamer basket. with crab legs, shrimp, sausage and place basket over the garlic bath  (add more water if necessary) and heat  and 6 -10 minutes.  In a big mixing bowl add Old Bay seasoning, Creole seasoning and melted butter using a rubber spatula mix to incorporate well. Remove crab from garlic bath and add to the mixture add to mixing bowl. Toss bowl with ingredients or mix with a rubber spatula.  Transfer mixture onto a platter and serve immediately. Add more seasoning to taste.  Bon Appétit!  Now that’s Jazz..  Peace & Love Out!  JBC 😎 & ❤

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2 thoughts on “A Taste of Jazz ~ EZ PZ Creole Steampot featuring Keiko Matsui – Crescent Night Dream

  1. Hi, Marie! When I couldn’t play it from the link embedded in the post, I found ‘Crescent Night Dream’ on the YouTube and played it. I was soaked to the soul in the piano, so much so that I half read the recipe as if it were a poem before realising it was meant for the belly!

    Wishing boundless happiness, good health and Jazz to you and your loved ones in the New Year and all the years to come.


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