How to Make an Easy Seafood Boil

How to Make an Easy Seafood Boil! This easy seafood boil is great for a party or a weeknight meal. Get the recipe here!

Andrew is the superhero of easy and flavorful cooking! So when I was feeling under the weather on New Year’s Eve, he swooped in to save us all from having a boring meal. What a hero – who ever said superpowers couldn’t come with deliciousness?

If you’re looking for a delicious seafood dish that is easy to make, then this seafood boil recipe is the perfect one for you. No need to go out and spend money on an expensive seafood meal, when you can make it right at home with a few simple ingredients. Let’s get cooking!

How do you cook a seafood boil?

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Gather your favorite types of shellfish, corn on the cob, potatoes, and seasonings – then just add boiling water, chicken broth, and spices! This boil is that easy and can be enjoyed indoors or out all year round.

Do you love seafood as much as we do?  This is delicious and one to try!

What you’ll need to make your seafood boil

  • one-half pound of shrimp, snow crab, king crab legs, 2 lobster tails, 2 dozen clams
  • four ears of corn (halved if you are adding corn)
  • three medium potatoes
  • eight ounces of sausages (sliced into 1-inch pieces)
  • two teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning, along with oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, and Emeril’s Orginal essence
  • For the liquid base, you will need a 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of water
  • one can of Budweiser Beer.  (yep, beer!)
clams, shrimp, lobster tails and crab legs ready to make a seafood boil

 

Step-by-step instructions

  • The first step in making your seafood boil is to prepare all the ingredients.
  • Peel and devein the shrimp and cut the sausage into 1-inch slices.
  • Halve the ears of corn (if adding corn) and cut the potatoes into quarters.
  • Once all your ingredients are prepped, set them aside until needed.
  • Next, saute the onions and bring the chicken broth and water to a boil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat slightly and add in half of the Old Bay seasoning (1 teaspoon ) along with the potatoes and corn.
  • Let them simmer for about 10 minutes before adding in the sausage slices, shrimp, clams, crab legs, and lobster tails plus remaining Old Bay seasoning (1 teaspoon), spices, and Budweiser beer.
  • Simmer everything together for an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and shrimp turn pink. Serve immediately with crusty French bread or garlic toast for a delicious seafood feast!
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Saute onions in pot
can of budweiser beer being poured into seafood boil
seafood boill ingredients shrimp, clams, lobster and king crab

How to Make An Easy Seafood Boil

If you’re looking for a delicious seafood dish that is easy to make, then this seafood boil recipe is the perfect one for you. No need to go out and spend money on an expensive seafood meal, when you can make it right at home with a few simple ingredients. Let's get cooking!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Potatoes washed, peeled & quartered
  • 3 Sausage Links ( Italian Chicken Sausage)
  • 1/2 lb Shrimp Peeled
  • 1/2 lb King Crab Legs
  • 2 dozen Little Neck Clams Scrub exterior well
  • 1/2 lb Salmon
  • 1/2 lb Snow Crab

Sauce/Seasoning

  • 4 cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 TBSP Emeril's Orginal Essesence
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 can Budweiser Beer
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions
 

  • The first step in making your seafood boil is to prepare all the ingredients.
  • Peel and devein the shrimp and cut the sausage into 1-inch slices.
  • Halve the ears of corn (if adding corn) and cut the potatoes into quarters.
  • Once all your ingredients are prepped, set them aside until needed.
  • Next, saute the onions and bring the chicken broth and water to a boil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat slightly and add in half of the Old Bay seasoning (1 teaspoon ) along with the potatoes and corn.
  • Let them simmer for about 10 minutes before adding in the sausage slices, shrimp, clams, crab legs, and lobster tails plus remaining Old Bay seasoning (1 teaspoon), spices, and Budweiser beer.
  • Simmer everything together for an additional 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender and shrimp turn pink. Serve immediately with crusty French bread or garlic toast for a delicious seafood feast!
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Serve hot with crusty french or Italian bread.

Pin It To Remember It:

New Year’s Eve was looking a bit bleak – until Andrew came to the rescue the night with an amazing seafood boil! Our engagement-versary celebration plans were put on hold due to not feeling well, but neither of us could have predicted what ended up happening instead. Because of him, we were able to celebrate and create a different memory that will last long after 2022 has ended. 

Whether you are looking for a quick weeknight dinner or something special to serve at your next gathering, this easy seafood boil recipe is sure to be a hit! With minimal effort and only several simple ingredients needed, this delicious dish can be whipped up in no time at all! So if you’re ready to try something new that is sure to impress everyone at your table – give this amazing recipe a try! Bon Appetit!

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