Recently Dave’s daughter moved to the Savannah area from New Hampshire. She’s been promising to do so for years. Finally she and her husband and three beautiful daughters packed up and actually did it. That was a happy day. So, Carol and Dave thought, there’s no better (and easier) way to celebrate their arrival then with a southern-style outdoor get together that featured a Shrimp and Crab boil! Just add fresh veggies, shrimp and crab, and sausage and to a boiling pot of water with Carol’s Awesome Shrimp and Crab Boil Seasoning. In case you’re wondering, we did practice social distancing (hard though … we all wanted to keep hugging each other).
Carol’s Shrimp & Crab Boil was a hit with our family and you can do the same for your family and friends … whether they just moved to town or have been nearby forever!
It’s easy to prepare and everyone loves it. This traditional “lowcountry boil” is often spread on paper for easy clean up. Great for outdoor parties, BBQs and picnics. Crab, onion, and butter are frequent additions to the pot, and having a removable drain basket only makes cooking easier. The rule of thumb here is the bigger the crowd, the bigger the pot. We’ve made it easy by putting all the great seasonings together in one kit.
5 pounds small red potatoes
1 (3-ounce) bag of Boil Seasoning
4 tablespoons (1.2 oz) Spice Powder Seasoning
2 to 3 pounds kielbasa or hot smoked link sausage, cut into 1½-inch pieces
8 ears of corn, halved
5 pounds of whole crab, broken into pieces
4 pounds large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined optional
Beer can add to the flavor or to the festivities 😉 (optional)
Feeds about 15 folks (if you want to feed less, cut the recipe in half!)
Put at least 6 quarts of water in a large stockpot. Put the crab boil seasoning into the muslin cloth pouch and tie securely. Add this and the spice powder seasoning to the water and start heating to medium high heat. Add potatoes and sausage and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the corn and crab and cook for another 5 minutes, then add the shrimp when everything else is almost done. Cook for another 3 or 4 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink. Drain off the water. Pour the contents onto a table covered with newspaper. Bring out the cocktail sauce for dipping. Grab paper plates and a beer and enjoy!
Shrimp and Crab Boil seasoning packet, 3.0 oz. (85g)
Ingredients: mustard seed, dill seed, bay leaves, black peppercorns, coriander seeds, red pepper flakes
Spice Powder seasoning packet, 1.2 oz. (34g)
Ingredients: Celery salt, mustard, red pepper, black pepper, bay leaves, cloves, allspice, ginger, mace, cardamom, cinnamon, paprika