Seafood Boil Party

So for my friend Anita's birthday she has started the tradition of doing a seafood boil with friends and family. This is the second year we did this and it was so much fun. You gather up a bunch of people and a bunch of food, cook it in a HUGE pot  (we had to use two of those turkey deep frying pots) and when its done cooking pour it out on newspaper on the table and dig in!
The most important part is
1. How you add the ingredients (layers)
2. The seasoning. We use Old Bay Seasoning



Rodbenders Low Country Island Boil

Recipe courtesy Captain Jim Lemke and Patrick Nolan

Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min

Serves:25 to 30 servings



4 to 6 ounces crab boil spices
1 lemon, quartered
3 to 4 whole garlic cloves
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
3 pounds mushrooms, cleaned
3 to 4 scallions
2 to 3 peeled whole onions
9 ounces hot sauce
10 pounds smoked hot sausage
5 pounds tiny whole potatoes
25 to 30 ears corn
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped garlic
7 to 10 pounds mussels
15 to 25 pounds medium or large shrimp

(For different variations, any seafood could be added to the pot)

Directions

Start with a 20-quart pot filled over 1/3 with fresh cold water. In the pot add crab boil mix to the water. Squeeze juice from 2 of the lemon quarters into the water, and drop in the rinds. Add the garlic cloves, red and green pepper slices, mushrooms, scallions, whole onions, and hot sauce into the water. Bring to a boil, and then add sausage and potatoes. Bring to a second boil, and continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes, or until potatoes start to get soft. Add the corn, chopped garlic, and  start a count of 5 minutes. Do not wait until water boils. At 5 minutes, add mussels. 3 minutes later, add shrimp. Boil for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Drain immediately.
Serve on Newspaper with butter and cocktail sauce if desired.




1 comments:

HiLLjO said...

Love this idea! The newspaper especially. Think I might have one for my next birthday!

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