Tasty Recipe for Seafood Boil

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If I had known how easy and tasty this recipe for seafood boil was, I would have made it much sooner. You too will love not only how good this shrimp boil but also how easy it is to put together.

Your family will wonder what they did to deserve such a special dinner!

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What is a Seafood Boil?

A true community eating tradition that dates back over many generations and different areas of the country. They originally were rooted in the Gulf coastal regions in the south, the Carolinas as well as the New England coastal region.

Although it is a generalized label for the kind of meal served at parties, big events, and festivals where it is the main part of the meal offered. Seafood boils are differentiated across the areas by the type of seafood that is being made.

Seafood can be steamed, baked, eaten raw or boiled. They are similar to barbecues, fish fry, and or potluck dinners at your church.

These types of dinners are also great at large reunions, parties, or big family gatherings.

Is Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil Really Easy to Make?

The answer is yes, especially when you are using your slow cooker.

Start by prepping your potatoes, sausage, and corn and then set that aside.

Then arrange the potatoes, corn, sausage inside of your 6-quart slow cooker. (If you do not have a 6 quart you may need to just use fewer ingredients).

Next, you will want to sprinkle your Old Bay as evenly as possible over the ingredients in the slow cooker. Then add the chopped garlic on top of the Old Bay.

You will squeeze your lemons on top in the crockpot, then once squeezed just place them on top in the crockpot.

Once you have completed that, add water to cover the top of the food. Make sure you DO NOT STIR.

Recipe for Seafood Boil

Set your slow cooker to High and cook for 4 to 5 hours.

Add the shrimp after your 4 to 5 hours and stir gently and cook another 10 to 15 minutes with the lid on.

Shrimp is added raw. You can peel first if you like but it’s not necessary. The shrimp should steam nice in the hot broth. Shrimp is done when opaque and pink.

Now you will strain the liquid off and serve. Serving with lemon wedges, melted butter, and hot sauce for the spicy people in your life.

Recipe for Seafood Boil

What Size Crockpot Should I Use?

For this recipe, I would use a 7-quart crockpot. You may also want to use a crockpot liner which allows for less mess when it is time to clean up.

If you want to double a recipe to freeze a 10-quart crockpot may be more what you are looking for.

featured image that shows the crockpot in process of making Recipe for Seafood Boil

Recipe for Seafood Boil

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 35 minutes

If I had known how easy and tasty this recipe for seafood boil was, I would have made it much sooner. You too will love not only how good this shrimp boil but also how easy it is to put together.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
  • 1 pound Cajun smoked Andouille cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 ears corn, shucked, cut into thirds crosswise ( 6 )
  • 4 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 medium lemon, halved, plus wedges for serving
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 pounds large shrimp (16 to 20 per pound) raw. (Sometimes I buy peeled and sometimes I don't. It's your preference)
  • Garnish parsley leaves, melted butter, and hot sauce

Instructions

  1. Prep all potatoes, sausage and corn. Set to the side.
  2. Arrange the potatoes, corn, sausage in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle the Old Bay evenly over the ingredients in the slow cooker.
  4. Top the Old Bay with Garlic
  5. Squeeze the lemon halves into the slow cooker.
  6. Place the squeezed lemons on top in the crockpot.
  7. Add the water to cover the top of the food.
  8. Do not stir.
  9. Cover and cook on the HIGH setting, 4 to 5 hours.
  10. Add the shrimp, stir gently, and cook covered for another 10 to 15 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked.
  11. Strain and serve.
  12. Serve with the lemon wedges, melted butter, hot sauce. ENJOY!!

Notes

Shrimp is added raw. You can peel first if you like but it's not necessary. The shrimp should steam nice in the hot broth. Shrimp is done when opaque and pink.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 372Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 51mgSodium 1995mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 13g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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15 thoughts on “Tasty Recipe for Seafood Boil

  • February 21, 2020 at 11:28 am
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    Do you stir in the shrimp and cook 10-15 minutes or do you keep stirring for that amount of time?

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    • March 5, 2020 at 2:46 pm
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      Hello Peggy I can see how that is a bit confusing. I stirred in the shrimp then kept stirring during that 10-15 minutes but not continually. I hope that makes sense.

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      • April 19, 2020 at 2:38 pm
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        Hi Michele! Thank you for posting this recipe. My husband and I made it over the weekend and we loved it! While I was copying the recipe down on my recipe card I noticed minced garlic was listed in the ingredients but not mentioned in the directions. At what point do you add the garlic? Thank you!

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        • April 23, 2020 at 12:03 am
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          Laura Thanks for noticing that! The minced garlic gets added right after sprinkling on the old bay. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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      • April 20, 2020 at 12:40 pm
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        Do you cook the shrimp first or add raw

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        • April 23, 2020 at 12:00 am
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          Raw. Thanks

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  • April 19, 2020 at 10:09 am
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    Do you put uncooked shrimp in there or cooked?

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    • April 23, 2020 at 12:03 am
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      The shrimp is uncooked. Thanks

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      • August 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm
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        What if you don’t have a lemon slice can you use anything else?

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        • September 2, 2020 at 7:56 pm
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          You could just skip it or try another citrus slice for spritzing on after everything is cooked but that’s entirely up you to and what flavors you like together!

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  • April 19, 2020 at 11:54 am
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    I’m not seeing where the garlic comes in.

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    • April 23, 2020 at 12:04 am
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      Thanks. The garlic goes in right after you sprinkle the old bay on. We’ll fix that in the recipe.

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  • April 19, 2020 at 11:26 pm
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    is the shrimp peeled?

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    • April 23, 2020 at 12:00 am
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      We don’t peel the shrimp until we eat. Thanks

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  • October 12, 2020 at 7:14 am
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    This was so easy and delicious!! Made for my husband’s birthday and everyone loved it! Will be making again for an easy and yummy meal! Thank you so much!

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