Crab Boil

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Summer just isn’t summer without a seafood boil, am I right? The good thing is, you don’t need to have a gorgeous, sprawling back yard with a huge outdoor pot in order to have a crab boil. As I’ve said many times before, the hubby and I live in a small NYC apartment with basically a hallway for a kitchen, and a crab boil still went down! Did it smell a tad bit like a seafood stand for a few days…yea, but the food was DAMN good. Totally worth it and nothing an open window and some lemon fresh cleaner can’t solve. So y’all ready to fill your belly with some of that good good? Let’s get to it.

I’m always one for capturing a beautiful image of what I cook but in this case…there was no styling needed no perfect angle, just a down and dirty look at a seafood party that’s about to explode in your mouth. You’ll need at least a 12 quart pot to hold all of the goodness of the boil. This recipe could probably feed 2-4 but the hubby and I were a little excited and crushed the whole pot. #sorrynotsorry

Crab Boil

Pour one bottle of Corona into the pot and re-fill the bottle 1/2 way with water; add back into the pot. Toss in 2lbs of crab legs, 1.5lbs of shrimp (in the shell), 1 package of turkey kielbasa sliced into thick boats, 1/2 onion sliced into thin ringlets and 6 ears of fresh corned halved. For seasoning, squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon, 2 tablespoons of old bay, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon garlic seasoning, and 2 whole garlic cloves. Cover the pot and turn your heat on high until the liquid comes to boil. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium and simmer for 20 minutes. I personally like to have full baked potato along with my boil so, during this time I tossed a couple of potatoes (pricked and wrapped in foil) in the oven on 425° and cooked for 25 – 30 minutes. In the last 5 minutes of everything cooking, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and add 1 minced garlic clove for a dipping sauce along with seafood sauce, if you like. When it’s all said done, grab a couple sheets of newspaper drape your table, dump your crab boil, baked potato and get to cracking!

 

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