Seafood Boil Recipe

Seafood Boil Recipe

This recipe was sponsored by Omaha Steaks, thanks for supporting the brands that we love!

Spring and summer in the south is known for a good ‘ol seafood boil. 

We both have memories of sore fingers from cracking too many crawfish at a Rainey street bar offering a scoop of boiled crawfish, which were free with each cocktail sold.

As you can imagine, we had a lot of crawfish, ha!

This year, we are quarantined and missed all of crayfish season. A seafood boil at home was the perfect substitute.

We’ve survived this pandemic by cooking together morning, noon, and night.

Luckily our freezer is always well stocked with great meat and seafood from Omaha Steaks.

This past weekend we pulled out one of our most prized items from the freezer: crab legs!

It was a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, we spent the afternoon kayaking on Lady Bird Lake with our new inflatable kayak, and we wanted a special feast that was also casual enough for a patio picnic for two. 

Wait, make that three if you include our new adorable puppy, Louie aka Fluff the Foodie.

A cajun seafood boil is a Southern treat that is ready in no time. Add your favorite seafood, whether it is shrimp, crawfish, or our fave crab! Combine the seafood with boiled corn, potatoes, and sausage and you will have a very memorable meal. 

Ditch the silverware for a mallet and go at it with your hands! Omaha Steaks’ king crab legs are already sliced which makes the crab super easy to open.

Nothing is worse than crab legs that take so long to open the crab meat is cold by the time you open it up!

We also love Omaha Steaks’ Argentinian red shrimp (check out our shrimp ceviche tostada recipe)!

We’ll definitely be making this recipe again and will try it as a shrimp and crab boil!

Crab Boil Recipe

How to make a seafood boil

A seafood boil starts with a big pot and some seafood boil seasoning.

The seafood boil is made up of the seafood of your choice: crab, crawfish, shrimp, lobster or mixture of seafood.

Spicy sausage and veggies such as corn on the cob and potatoes are added to complement the seafood.

Everything is boiled in the same pot, making this dish truly a one-pot wonder!

Some people choose to use a seafood boil bag, but you can also just use tongs and a strainer to remove the seafood boil from the pot.

The ultimate seafood boil isn’t complete without a mallet to break open the shells, a bowl of melted butter, and additional spices for serving.

You might even want tools and a seafood bib to complete the look!

Our butter stayed nice and warm on our 100 degree patio, but during cooler months, reach for these butter warmers.

Seafood Boil Recipe

How long to boil crab legs

Whether you want to make a crab seafood boil or just cook king crab legs on its own, it all starts with how your crab comes when you buy it. 

When we get our premium king crab legs from Omaha Steaks they arrive fully cooked and frozen, so all you have to do is defrost and then steam or boil for 5 minutes. 

If you’re getting your king crab legs uncooked, plan on boiling the king crab for 10 minutes. 

Seafood Boil Recipe

Seafood boil ingredients

  • 2 pounds Omaha Steaks fully-cooked crab legs
  • 3oz. seafood boil seasoning packet (we used Zatarains
  • 2 corn on the cobs, cut in half 
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 4 sausage links
  • 12 oz. can of light beer
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 3 lemons, cut in half
  • Melted butter and old bay, for serving 

Crab boil recipe

Thaw your crab legs prior to cooking.

Add water, beer, seafood seasoning to a large kettle. Bring to a boil.

Add the potatoes and boil for 5 minutes.

Add the corn and sausage to the potatoes and boil for another 5 minutes.

Next, add the crab legs to the pot and boil everything together for 5 more minutes. Note, if your crab is not precooked it will require a longer boiling time. Start boiling it during the potato step.

Use tongs or a strainer  to remove the crab, potatoes, sausage and corn from the pot and serve your crab boil on a baking sheet.

Squeeze the lemons over the seafood boil.

Serve with melted butter and old bay seasoning.

Serves 2-4 people

Seafood Boil

Seafood Boil

Yield: 2-4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

How to make a seafood boil - this one-pot crab recipe is a true crowd pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of fully-cooked crab legs
  • 3oz. seafood boil seasoning packet (we used Zatarains)
  • 2 corn on the cobs, cut in half
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 4 sausage links
  • 12 oz. can of light beer
  • 2 quarts of water
  • 3 lemons, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Thaw your crab legs prior to cooking.
  2. Add water, beer, seafood seasoning to a large kettle. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the potatoes and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the corn and sausage to the potatoes and boil for another 5 minutes.
  5. Next, add the crab legs to the pot and boil everything together for 5 more minutes. Note, if your crab is not precooked it will require a longer boiling time. Start boiling it during the potato step.
  6. Use tongs or a strainer  to remove the crab, potatoes, sausage and corn from the pot and serve your crab boil on a baking sheet.
  7. Squeeze the lemons over the seafood boil.

Notes

Serve with melted butter and old bay seasoning.

Click this link to pin this seafood boil recipe on pinterest. Also, don’t forget to follow us on instagram and facebook for more recipes and recommendations, we love to see when you make our recipes!

If you’d like to automatically receive our posts in your email, register here.

Crab Boil Recipe

You Might Also Like...

No Comments

    Leave a Reply