King Crab and Shrimp Boil


This crab leg boil with shrimp is my adaptation of Frogmore stew. It is an easy Southern comfort dish. Just throw all the ingredients into the pot! Serve in large bowls as a stew, then peel shrimp and crab as you eat.

close up view of King Crab and Shrimp Boil in a pot on a stove
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 6 quarts water, and more as needed

  • ¼ cup seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 1 pound small red potatoes

  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or to taste

  • 2 pounds king crab legs

  • 2 cups chopped carrots

  • 1 ½ cups chopped celery

  • 12 pearl onions

  • 1 pound spicy sausage links, cut into rounds

  • 4 ears corn, husked

  • 2 pounds unpeeled shrimp


  1. Bring 6 quarts water to a boil in a large stewing pot; add 1/4 cup seafood seasoning. Cook potatoes in seasoned boiling water for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a second large pot of water to a boil; add 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning. Cook crab legs in seasoned boiling water until meat is tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  3. Add carrots, celery, and onions to potatoes; cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add sausage and corn; continue boiling for 5 minutes more. Add shrimp and cooked crab legs; cook until shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is opaque, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

983 Calories
47g Fat
48g Carbs
91g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 983
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 61%
Saturated Fat 14g 69%
Cholesterol 578mg 193%
Sodium 3650mg 159%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 91g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 358mg 28%
Iron 10mg 53%
Potassium 2167mg 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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