Turn your traditional backyard barbecue into a party to remember by hosting a seafood boil.
Want to serve up something new and exciting to your party guests? Why not host a seafood boil? Nothing brings out the bayou like a boiling pot full of Cajun cuisine. Make it in the kitchen or on a propane grill for all to see, the flavors are fantastic either way. We’ll get you started with the basics, so simmer down now and let the good times roll!
Tip: Set your table to complement the casual seafood boil vibe. Just spread lots of newspaper on the backyard picnic table, bring plenty of ice-cold beverages and set out the cocktail sauce and saltines (zydeco music optional).
Serves: 8 to 12
8 quarts water in large stockpot
⅓ cup canola oil
6 yellow onions, halved
4 celery stalks, halved
2 lemons, quartered
4 bay leaves
10 garlic cloves
½ cup Cajun seasoning
½ cup coarse sea salt
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
3 pounds red skin potatoes, unpeeled
6 ears of corn, husked and cut in half
5 to 10 pounds shellfish*
*Crab legs, crawfish, shrimp and clams are all tasty shellfish options. They take different times to cook, so use this guide as a reference:
Tip: If you're preparing your feast in the kitchen clean up is a breeze with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Dawn Platinum Dish Soap. Use the Magic Eraser to clean spills and splatters from your countertops, and suds up with Dawn during the after-party dish duty.
Tip: Use a nutcracker, table knife or tenderizer to crack the shells.
Tip: Once you get the hang of preparing seafood this way, feel free to add new tastes to the mix like mushrooms, Andouille sausage, artichokes and more.