Monday, August 3, 2009

Seafood Boil!

I have a confession...I'm scared of seafood. Not of eating it, but of preparing it. Seafood with hard shells scare me the most--clams, mussels, crab and lobster. But after watching a friend prepare me a seafood feast, I realized just how ridiculous my fears were. It's so stinkin' easy! If you haven't noticed, I like recipes that don't call for exact measurements...a little of this, a little of that--yeah, that's definitely my style of cooking! So here is a recipe, but feel free to add or subtract anything that doesn't sound super delicious to you.
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Serves 4
  • 1 lb clams
  • 1 lb mussels
  • 1 lb prawns or shrimp
  • 1 lb crab legs
  • 2 lemon or limes
  • Seafood boil seasoning, any brand
  • 4-5 red potatoes thickly sliced
  • 2-3 Corn on the cobb halved
  • 2 zucchini thickly sliced
  • 2 medium links of andouille or smoked sausage sliced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • In a large pot, bring water and seafood seasoning to boil
  • Add potatoes and corn, cook for about 10 minutes--remove potatoes and corn
  • Pan fry zucchini, sausage and toss in the boiled potatoes until thoroughly cooked
  • Add mussels to boiling water, cook about 5 minutes then add clams and crab and cook 5 more minutes. Add shrimp the last 2 minutes
  • Remove all ingredients and arrange on a serving platter or toss over a bunch of newspapers.
  • Squeeze lemon/lime juice and sprinkle extra seasoning over mix.
  • Melt butter and use for dipping
Tip: Where a bib or old T-shirt...this gets messy!


  1. That looks so good! I'm definitely going to make this...minus the sausage since I don't eat meat. Pictures are key to this blog. Definitely keep taking pics!

  2. I ate this and it was DELISH! I made some of my own modifications but all and all....beautiful food!

  3. Awesome! So glad to hear you tried it! What were your modifications?


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