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.
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.