Updated: Nov 17, 2020
A seafood boil is a great way to feed a crowd and requires very little prep work. The beauty of a seafood boil is that you can add whatever seafood that you like. I used crab legs and shrimp but lobster tails would be amazing in this dish as well. I love one pot dishes and this is the ultimate version of that because the addition of corn, sausage and potatoes allows for everything to cook together in an amazingly seasoned broth. Once you have everything perfectly cooked through, adding a creole style garlic butter takes this dish to another level.
I used my Turkey Fryer for my seafood boil instead of using it for frying a turkey. Instead of filling the fryer with peanut oil, fill it to the max line with water. You will want to turn your fryer up to 375 degrees in order to get it to boil.
1 onion chopped
4 potatoes, quartered or small new potatoes
8 garlic cloves, smashed
2 lemons, halved
4 ears of fresh corn, halved
1 package of smoked sausage
1/2 cup of Old Bay seasoning
1 pound of large shrimp, peeled & deveined with the tails on
4-5 lbs of crab leg clusters
Creole Garlic Butter
Half an onion finely diced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
3 tablespoons of garlic minced
2 sticks of butter
1 tablespoon of Old Bay
1 tablespoon of paprika
1/2 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1. Fill your Turkey Fryer to the MAX fill line with cold water.
2. Make sure the water is at roaring boil before you add the onions, garlic, lemon and Old Bay.
3. After ten minutes, add the potatoes to the water.
4. After about 8-9 minutes, add the corn.
5. After another 7-8 minutes, add the sausage.
6. Add the crab leg clusters and let them cook in the broth for about 10 minutes.
7. Lastly, add your shrimp and cook for about 5 mins.
8. Remove from the turkey fryer and spread out in a large foil pan.
9. Brush the garlic butter over seafood boil and sprinkle with dried parsley and enjoy!
How to make the Garlic Butter
1. In medium saucepan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and add the onion and cook until translucent.
2. Add a stick of butter to the saucepan.
3. Once the butter is melted, add the garlic.
4. Once the garlic becomes fragrant, add the seasonings.
5. Whisk until the seasonings are all incorporated.
6. Add the lemon juice
7. Add the second stick of butter and simmer for 5-10 mins.
**Below is the turkey fryer that I use. I have had it for the last five years. I use it for Thanksgiving and Christmas to fry turkeys and also all year round for the low country seafood boils that I love to make for my family. **