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shot of seafood boil with crab legs, shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausages

Seafood Boil Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
This flavorful Seafood Boil contains smoked sausage, shrimp, crab legs, juicy corn, tender potatoes, and more! There's truly something for everyone in this filling seafood dinner recipe.
Servings : 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins


  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 14 ounces smoked sausage, like andouille, cut into ½-inch slices
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup old bay seasoning
  • 10 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 ounces light beer
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 4 ears of corn, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, halved (or you can use yukon gold potatoes)
  • 1 pound precooked snow crab legs
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, for garnish
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • lemon wedges, for serving
  • hot sauce, for serving, optional
  • newspapers, for serving the meal on, optional


  • Heat oil in a large stockpot set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sausage pieces to the hot oil and cook until browned on all sides. Add garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
  • Stir in old bay seasoning; then stir in broth, water, beer, and bay leaves. Add corn and potatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a steady simmer and cook, uncovered, for 18 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes and corn are tender.
  • Add crab legs and shrimp; continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until shrimp are cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and drain, reserving 1 cup of the liquid. Discard bay leaves.
  • Whisk the melted butter into the 1 cup reserved liquid.
  • Pour the garlic butter mixture over the seafood.
  • Spread a couple of newspapers over a table and arrange the seafood boil right on top of the newspapers.
  • Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and hot sauce on the side.


Calories: 478 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 40 g | Fat: 24 g | Saturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 229 mg | Sodium: 1194 mg | Potassium: 1040 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 349 IU | Vitamin C: 20 mg | Calcium: 165 mg | Iron: 4 mg | Net Carbs: 23 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood boil, shrimp boil