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Seafood Boil Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Seafood Boil

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"An old recipe that's especially good for family get-togethers. It's good, it's fun, and clean-up is easy. It's best done outside around a picnic table. When shrimp and crabs are done, cover picnic table with four to five layers of newspaper. Remove everything from pot, drain, and spread in center of table. Gather everyone around and enjoy the feast. When everyone has had their fill, gather up the leftovers (if there is any), put all the scraps in the center of the table, roll up the newspaper around them, and put them in the trash. Go wash the one pot and the cleanup is done. Have fun and enjoy. "

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Original recipe makes 15 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Use a very large pot (we use a 40 quart pot), fill it half full with water; bring water to a full boil. Add salt, shellfish boil, sausage, and potatoes. Let cook until the potatoes are approximately 1/2 completed cooking.
  2. Stir in lemons, hot peppers, and corn. Continue boiling until all of the vegetables are tender. Turn off the heat.
  3. Mix in shrimp and crab. Cover pot and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. When shrimp are pink and the crabmeat opaque and flaky, remove all of the vegetables and shellfish from the pot, and drain well. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 20, 2005

this recipe was great. I changed it around a little by adding some different kinds of seafood. My family really loved it.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 18, 2012

Nothing spectacular.

 
Jul 24, 2004

I made this at home, and it was as good as the restaurant "Cajun Boil" version that is popular in our area. We all loved it!!!

 
Feb 17, 2012

Awesome and easy - directions were easy and turned out perfect. I used Zatarains instead of the liquid seasoning - otherwise followed as is. Note: when this says 15 servings - it means it - not one of those where you get less than expected. We scaled back to 10 and ended up with way too much!!

 
Jul 22, 2010

Omitted the green chili pepper and used Cajun seasoning at the time I added the liquid boil. Also, when I cut down the recipe for 4, it said to get over two lbs of shrimp and 4 lbs of crab. We had SOOOOOO much left over. That is okay, recipe was great!!

 
Sep 21, 2009

Outstanding!

 
Feb 15, 2003

I didn't understand what was meant by "hot peppers to taste" but overall a good recipe.

 
May 23, 2014

WOW, this turned out great. This was just as good as our local chain restaurant. The family loved it and really pretty easy to make.

 

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