- Lawry’s or Old Bay seasoning
- 5 lbs. potatoes
- 4 lbs. sausages (Andouille sausage is best)
- 2 dozen ears of corn
- 20 lbs. crab legs
- 8 lbs. shrimp
- 5 lbs. mushrooms (optional)
We have been hosting a crab boil every year on Labor Day weekend for years. It’s a great way to “end the summer” with family and friends. We always have the entire event outdoors, firing up 4-5 turkey fryers and setting up tables in the yard. I would encourage you to invite some friends and family over and try it! One of the best parts? The prep and clean-up combined are less than 30 minutes. Just put out newspaper on the tables, dump everything out on it, and enjoy! When you are done, just roll up the newspaper with all the shells and throw away. No dishes, no utensils, no mess!
- Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all ingredients, about 2/3 full.
- Add the seasoning of your choice; about half a container per 3-5 gallons.
- Bring to a boil and add potatoes and sausage. Cook for about 15 minutes.
- Add corn and cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Add crab, shrimp, and mushrooms (optional). Cook 3-5 minutes, until shrimp are nice and pink.
- Dump out on newspaper-covered table and eat!
Portions are for 25-30 people. Feel free to try some other ingredients too-crayfish or calamari for example!