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IN THE KITCHEN: SEAFOOD BOIL

A couple weekends ago I had a craving for seafood, it never fails that I would have a craving for crab in the Summer time. I decided I wanted to test my cooking skills and make my own seafood boil. To my surprise it was the easiest thing ever! All you do is boil water in a large pot, add the seasoning then toss in all the ingredients (one at a time). After trying out this easy dinner, I know want to through my very own seafood boil party. It would be so much fun to have a table full of friends cracking open some yummy crab legs. 

INGREDIENTS

  • Red potatoes

  • Sweet corn on the cob, cut into halves

  • 1 pound sausage cut into 2 inch pieces, I used vegetarian sausage

  • 1 pound, uncooked shrimp

  • 2 pounds, crab legs

  • 1 to 2 boxes of Seafood boil seasoning

  • Lemons, optional

Bringing 6 to 8 quarts water to a rolling boil. Add seafood boil seasoning and red potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes.

Next add sausage and sweet corn to the boiling water and cook for another 10 minutes until the red potatoes are tender.

Using a slotted spoon remove the sweet corn on the cob, red potatoes and sausage from the boiling water and place on a large serving platter.

Next add shrimp and snow crab legs and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Be sure not to over cook the crab legs and shrimp. Remove the cooked shrimp and crab legs from boiling water.

Place them on a platter, or table lined with newspaper and enjoy!

{photos by me}