Are you prepared to feast? Are you prepared to indulge in all of this southern glory? This seafood boil is super easy to make and is packed with so much cajun flavor. We’ve got king crab legs, dungeness crab, jumbo shrimps, spicy andouille sausage, sweet corn on the cob and red potatoes. I did say it was a feast. The fun factor of this meal is extraordinarily high. Lay some news papers on the table, roll up your sleeves and get in there with your hands. This is a throw down! Such messy good yummy fun. Serve it with melted garlic butter or the seafood broth and garlic parmesan bread for dipping.
This seafood boil would be an excellent idea for any sporting events, family hangs and weekend parties. It is seriously so easy and so simple to make. You will need Zatarain’s Crab Boil Spice mix sachet to get the authentic southern flavor and some cheesecloth to make an additional flavor sachet. Let’s do thisssss!
Seafood Boil Recipe
- 1 Zatarain’s Crab Boil Spice Mix Sachet
- 2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1/2 an onion (cut in 2)
- 5-6 cups of water (depending on how much flavor in the broth you’d like)*
- 6 red potatoes
- 4 corn on the cob
- 14 oz package Andouille sausage
- 1 1/2 lbs of mixture of dungeness crab and king crab legs
- 1- 11/2 lbs jumbo shrimp (cleaned with shell on)
- string of butchers twine
- garlic bulb cut in half
- 2-3 sage leaves
- 3 bay leaves
- 1/2 a lemon
*You can also use chicken broth if you would like a fuller flavor
- Make the flavor sachet. Put 1/2 a lemon, bay leaves, sage leaves and garlic bulb in cheesecloth and tie it up with some butchers twine.
- In a stockpot over medium high heat add water, Zatarain’s sachet, flavor sachet, cajun seasoning, paprika, salt and onion. Cover and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat, add the potatoes. Cover and cook for approximately 10 mins.
- Add corn, sausage and the crab. Cook for 7-10 mins.
- When everything is almost done add the shrimp. Cook for another 3-4 mins.
- Save some broth for dipping and spread the bounty on some newspaper. Sprinkle with some paprika, cajun seasoning and parsley. Enjoy!
I just loved how fun it was to make this feast. Have you hosted a crab/seafood boil before? What do you use in your broth? I’m already thinking about next time to make it. I think it would be a great summer sunday ritual with friends or the fam. Maybe I will try it next with the Zatarain’s Crab Boil paste and see how that works.