1/2 cup mustard seeds
6 tablespoons coriander seeds
1/4 cup whole allspice seeds
1/4 cup dill seeds
2 teaspoons whole cloves
12 small dried red chilies crumbled, or 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
16 bay leaves
8 quarts water
1 dozen small new potatoes, scrubbed
2 large onions, unpeeled, cut in half crosswise
2 lemons, halved
1-1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cayenne
1 large head garlic, cut in half crosswise
1 pound andouille sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces
4 ears fresh corn, shucked and cut into thirds
2 pounds crawfish
5 pounds crabs, such as dungeness, blue, stone, king or snow crabs
2 (1 pound) lobsters
2 pounds shrimp, peeled and divined
2 dozen littleneck, steamer, razor, Pacific littleneck or Manila clams
1 cup melted butter, warm
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
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