Snow Crab and Shrimp Boil

Snow Crab and Shrimp Boil
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This Snow Crab and Shrimp Boil recipe couldn't be easier or more festive. Sweet, spicy one-pot dish that can be made year round.
Recipe type: Seafood
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 2
Seasoning for water
  • 2 tbs Salt
  • 4 tbs Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tbs Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbs Black Pepper
  • 1 tbs Coriander Seed
  • 1 tbs Mustard Seed
  • 1 tbs Dill Seed
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, whole
  • 1 Lemon, cut in half
Crab, Shrimp & other ingredients
  • 2 lbs Snow Crab Legs
  • 1 lb Shrimp, uncooked, unshelled
  • 2- 3 Corn, on the cob, cut into 4 inch pieces
  • 10 - 12 Baby Red Potatoes, whole
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Butter, 1 stick, unsalted
  • 1 Lemon, cut into wedges
Mise en place
  1. Mix all dry seasonings and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan.
The Boil
  1. Bring 6 to 8 quarts water to a rolling boil in a large stockpot.
  2. Add Old Bay seasoning, cayenne pepper, coriander seed, mustard seed, dill seed, bay leaves, allspice, salt & pepper, lemon, garlic, red potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. Next add sweet corn to the boiling water and cook for another 5 minutes until the red potatoes are tender.
  4. Next add shrimp, snow crab legs and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Be sure not to over cook the crab legs and shrimp. If you follow the preparation instructions given to you at purchase, you'll be okay.
  5. Remove the cooked shrimp, crab legs, corn & potatoes from boiling water and arrange them onto a large serving platter.
  6. Sprinkle Old Bay seasoning over potatoes and corn.
  7. Serve with melted butter, lemon wedges and enjoy!
You can use "Zatarain's Crawfish, Shrimp & Crab Boil in Bag" instead of all the individual seasoning ingredients.

Inspired by a meal that a bunch of us used to eat just about every Monday night, many, many years ago.

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