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Southern Seafood Boil

A seafood boil more than a meal in the South, it's a tradition. This classic seafood recipe is meant for sharing. Grab your favorite seafood, potatoes, sausage, corn, and onions for this easy & fun one-pot meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Shannon Epstein

Equipment

  • 1 Large 16-quart stock pot

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Seafood (2 pounds total of your preferred seafood)
  • 1/3 cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 16 ounces smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch rounds
  • 2 pounds red potatoes
  • 4 ears corn, cut in half
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large lemon, cut into quarters

Instructions

  • Fill a large stockpot with the water. If you don't have a pot large enough, or use 2 pots and divide the ingredients in half. Add the Old Bay seasoning, garlic, lemon, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the red potatoes, sausage, and onion to the pot. Return to a boil. Cook 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  • Add the seafood & corn. Cook 5-10 minutes or until the seafood is cooked through.
  • Drain the food through a colander & discard all the liquid. Serve on newspaper or a platter.

Notes

Homemade Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger