The ultimate seafood boil


Outdoor crab-leg boil umm umm doesn’t that sound good?! It’s nothing like sitting outside with your family and enjoying the conversation. Waiting on the crab-legs to drop into a pool of gracefully seasoned water! So, let jump into the ultimate outdoor seafood boil.

The Fall is for seafood

My family and I have this tradition. During the holiday we all would come together and buy a ton of crab-legs. We all would hang around the house all day or go take care of business but by the time the night air hits we would all be outside gathered around a gallon drum, just waiting on my husband to say the crab-legs are done! I don’t know. It’s something about crab-legs truly bring out a stronger connection in folks.

What all goes into a seafood boil?

The thing with seafood boils to me is it has no rules.  You can throw some baby potatoes in there, corn, shrimp, lobster, sausage, beer, and egg. It’s no limitations when it comes down to having a good old, seafood boil.

outdoor seafood boil
outdoor seafood boil

What kind of pot do you have a seafood boil with?

This may sound like a silly question to some, but people actually have asked me. What kind of pot do you place all that meat in? I get it, and I understand. When I first started hosting seafood boils at my house, I literally tried to cook the seafood in a pot on the stove. I was determined to cook every crab one by one until my husband told me differently. LOL. Long story short we ended up using his propane outdoor fry boil pot. This pot is so incredibly huge. You won’t have to worry about if rather or not the meat will fall out of the pot.

What ingredients I use in my seafood boil?

I love a good outdoor seafood boil. It’s definitely one of my food weaknesses. The best part about a seafood boil is that I can add any ingredients to the pot that I have a taste for. Which brings me to the ingredients I put in my seafood boil. I have crab-legs and not just any crab-legs. They have to be a decent size. I usually get my crab legs from a seafood market. The grocery store crab-legs tend to be on the smaller side. The next ingredients are white or red potatoes, sausage, corn on the cob, shrimp, lobster tails (when I’m feeling fancy), eggs, and of course the seasonings.


seafood boil
seafood boil

How to make the ultimate seafood boil

This step is definitely self-explanatory. The only thing you would need to do is get your water piping hot then add in butter, garlic powder, seasoning salt, any type of beer(optional), onions, hot sauce(optional), corn, shrimp, white potatoes or red, and sausage. Let boil for about 12 minutes. Drain the water.

How to reheat seafood

To reheat your seafood boil is quite simple. All you need to do is place the seafood onto a plate and stick it in the oven for about one minute and there you have it. Reheated seafood!

How to make seafood boil garlic-butter dip/sauce

To make this dip it’s quite simple. Place the stove on medium-high then add your butter, minced garlic, and dried parsley.

How to make seafood boil hot butter dip/sauce

To make this dip/sauce just melt down some butter and add some hot sauce to your liking and there you have it.

Enjoy your seafood boil enjoy!!! Also if you love seafood then go and check out my shrimp and lobster alfredo or easy coconut bacon shrimp.

Outdoor crab-leg broil

Outdoor seafood boil

Delicious seafood boil(crab legs, eggs, potatoes, shrimp, and corn)
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 208 kcal


Seafood boil

  • 6 crab-leg clusters
  • 3 medium Red Potatoes chopped to your liking
  • 6 Roger woods sausages chopped to your liking
  • 1 pound Fresh shrimp
  • 8 ears corn to your liking
  • 6 large boiled eggs to your liking
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 Whole Onion
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp old bay
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Creole seasoning

Butter dip

  • 1 Stick butter
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley(fresh or dried)

Hot Butter dip

  • 1 Stick butter
  • 1/2 tbsp hot sauce to your liking
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic


Seafood Boil

  • This step is definitely self-explanatory. The only thing you would need to do is get your water piping hot then add in butter, garlic powder, seasoning salt, any type of beer(optional), onions, hot sauce(optional), corn, white potatoes or red,eggs and sausage. Let boil for about 15 minutes.
  • Add in your shrimp and crab-legs for the last 8 minutes of the boil
  • Take everything out and enjoy!!

Butter Dip

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan then add in minced garlic and parsley

Hot Sauce Dip

  • Melt butter in saucepan then add in hot sauce, minced garlic and parsley



Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 546IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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