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Seafood Boil

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"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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55 m servings
Original recipe yields 15 servings


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

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Nothing spectacular.

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

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!!!

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...

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 ...


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

we winter in texas and have access to fresh shrimp. we brought some back to SD for christmas and made a boil. we added brussel sprouts (it's a texas thing), it was a tremendous hit.

Nothing spectacular.

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.