I want to share with you today something that has become a family tradition at our house during the summer.
a Seafood Boil.
We just LOVE it!
It’s also GREAT because you cook it outside so don’t bring heat into your kitchen on these HOT days!
Here’s what you need to do your own:
Crab- we used 4 lb. but really could have used 6-7 lbs.- we LOVE it and never have enough because I can’t remember how much to buy. I know, BAD! But, hey, I now have my blog to go back to look at to help me remember.
2 lbs. of uncooked, de-veined shrimp.
One box of Zatarain’s Crab Boil.
Something to cook a large amount in. We use our turkey fryer.
15 ears of corn, with each ear being cut in 1/3.
3 garlic cloves cut in half. Leave the peels on.
5 lbs. of small potatoes and 3 large peeled onions cut in quarters.
3 packages of uncooked sausage.
Here’s how you do it:
Heat your water over an outdoor cooker, or medium-high heat indoors. Add your Zatarain Seasoning , and bring to a boil. Add potatoes, and sausage, and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the corn and crab; cook for another 5 minutes, then add the shrimp when everything else is almost done, and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes or until they they turn pink.
While things are cooking we set up a big white table and line it with newspaper. After everything is cooked we remove it all the goodness with a strainer and place it on the newspaper. We then DIG IN!! No manners for this dinner. Serve with melted butter and cocktail sauce for those who want it for their shrimp. This feeds 11 adults with a little leftover.
It was sooooooooo yummy! We enjoyed it so much I forgot to take pictures of us chowing down.
Have you done a seafood boil before? Do you have any family summer traditions?
I link up to the following Link Parities:
I Heart Naptime,Raising Memories, DIY Showoff, Flamingo Toes, Violet Imperfection, Suburban Mama, Titi Crafty, A Cultivated Nest
Under the Table and Dreaming, Skip to my Lou, Craft O Maniac, , Creating Really Awesome Free Things, Between Naps on the Porch, I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Booggieboard Cottage, I Gotta Try That, Making the World Cuter, Marvelous Messy, , A Mama’s Story,The Alabaster Jar, A Proverbs 31 Wife,The Better Mom, , , Worthy of the Prize, Huckleberry Love, Pursuit of Functional Home, Thrifty Decor Chick
Sugar Bee Crafts , Tip Junkie, Today’s Creative Blog , Crafty Confessions, , Coastal Charm, Growing Home Blog MercyInk, Timewarp Wife, Blackberry Vine, New Nostalgia, Hope Studios, Tell Me Tuesday,Ladybug Blessings, Teach Me Tuesdays, The Gunny Sack, Yesterday on Tuesday, Inspiration Exchange, Brag About It
Lil’Luna, The DIY Dreamer, Gingersnap Crafts , , Creations by Kara, Raising Homemakers , Women Living Well , Someday Crafts Family Home and Life, , Fine Craft Guild, Sew Much Ado, , Internet Cafe Devotions, , , The Real Housewives of Rivertown, Fluster Buster, My Girlish Whim, Nap Time is My Time, Off the Hook, The Shady Porch, Project Stash, Life Inspired Link Party
Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to have you follow along and subscribe to my RSS Feed or sign up to receive daily Emails delivered to your inbox . You can also follow along via Facebook.
(Visited 739 times, 1 visits today)