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.
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.
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.
Last Updated on August 10, 2022 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: November 12, 2020
November 12, 2020