I've made this several times, and while the basic recipe is outstanding, you just can't help but tweak it to preference and what's available. My favorite version uses deveined jumbo shrimp, big scallops, small lobster tails, mussels and/or clams and large cubes of cod that have been tossed with olive oil, a little lemon pepper and a dollop of Dijon mustard. I layer the bottom of the pot with corn husks (for protection) then new potatoes, corn chunks, a quartered onion, and a halved, whole bulb of garlic. I add the chicken broth and about a cup of Pinot blanc and bring to a simmer. Once that's going, I layer on the seafood and a link of sausage cut into 2" pieces. Sprinkle liberally with Old Bay Seasoning, some salt and chunks of butter. Since I have a bay tree, I tuck in some sprigs of bay leaf with a quartered lemon. I top all that with a banana leaf that's been cut to fit the pot. Then I seal the pot with aluminum foil and a lid and simmer until the potatoes are tender (about 30 min). I love this. Love it. Perfect tailgate food.
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I've made this several times, and while the basic recipe is outstanding, you just can't help...