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My husband is an excellent chef, and fortunately, my oldest son loves to cook as well!  This works out well for me, because I really don’t like to cook.  I do, however, LOVE to eat!  One of my favorite dishes that my husband makes is Crab Boil.

While he did not create this recipe, it’s one of our favorites that we have been using for years when we have guests.  We have made a few tweaks to adjust it to our tastes, but the basics are still the same.  Not only does it taste good, it’s fun to eat!  If you are interested in trying this yourself, click the ‘Continue Reading’ link below for the recipe.

Crab Boil Recipe

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To prepare the Crab Boil, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 3/4 lb. red potatoes
  • 16 oz. Kielbasa Sausage (I use the turkey one), cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 16 oz. Hot Links, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 4 ears fresh corn, cut in 1/4th
  • 2 3/4 lbs. of whole crab, broken into pieces
  • 2 1/4 lbs. of fresh shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 can of beer
  • 4 quarts of water
  • 1 large pot – we use a stock pot because it gives you a little extra room

To cook the Crab Boil, use the following steps:

  1.  Heat a large pot with the water, add the Old Bay Seasoning and bring it to a boil
  2. Add the potatoes and sausage – cook for 10 minutes
  3. Add the corn and crab – cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add the shrimp – cook for 3-4 minutes
  5. Pull the pot off the stove and drain the water, you might want to use a strainer so you don’t lose any of your food down the sink

To serve the Crab Boil:

  1. Lay old newspaper on the table and dump the pot of food out on it
  2. Enjoy!

We usually don’t even use plates to eat it, except for the crab shells and corn cobs for trash.  We sit around the table and eat from the pile of goodness!  It’s a delicious meal and a great conversation piece especially if you are making for someone who has never had it before!

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Crab Boil


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