Southern Seafood Boil Bash

So it was 42nd B-day last week Friday and I wanted throw a small party for a small group of friends. I wanted something simple, something fun, and something that tastes good. I got to thinking about a Seafood Boil. Growing up with a Dad who was a fisherman, we constantly had fish, fish boils, smoked fish, fried fish….you get the point. Many years ago my Dad gave me his fish boil secrets. So last week I pulled out my big pot, threw in a bag of shrimp and crab boil, a couple lemons and in 30 minutes a good old seafood boil was ready to eat. Many people add sausages and other things to their boil but I don’t like sausage so I use crab legs, shrimp, potatoes, and corn. No matter how you do your boil, enjoy it! Enjoy my photos and check out the recipe under the photo.

Southern Seafood Boil

Cynthia’s Seafood Boil
1 large pot
2 bags of Durkee shrimp and crab boil (or your favorite brand)
1 or 2 lemons quartered
1 lb shrimp, shell on
Crab legs (as many as you can fit in the pot)
6 or 7 red potatoes (halved if you want)
4 ears of corn, cut into fourths

Fill your large pot about 3/4 full of water. Add your bags of shrimp and crab boil, as well as your lemons. Bring to a boil. Add your potatoes and corn. Boil the potatoes and corn for about 15 minutes or until just about done. Add your seafood and cook an additional 5 – 7 minutes. Drain the liquid and serve the seafood boil in a large bowl or on sheets of newspaper. Serve with melted butter or hot sauce.
You can reserve the seafood boil for later and use as a broth for a seafood soup.



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