Shrimp and Crab Boil…Great Beach Dinner!

Crab and Shrimp Boil - Great Beach Dinner

This week we are on our first beach vacation in over ten years!  Who hoo!  We are staying in Emerald Isle, NC in this amazing beach house with family.  This place was recommended to us from some close friends and is just stunningly beautiful. We are so happy to be here.

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Part of the fun of sharing vacation is sharing meals with one another.  Everyone brings their best recipes and we eat in style :).  For our dinner night we made a shrimp and crab boil.  This was a simple, quick, and extremely good dinner to make.  I adapted this recipe from one my girlfriend Elise had found on Pinterest.  A few weeks ago we had stayed at their family’s cabin and they had served us a shrimp boil that was out of this world and Jason and I immediately knew that this was the meal we wanted to make on vacation.  I adapted this recipe based to consist of ingredients my kids like to eat.  Just make sure you have a big crab or canning pot to cook this in :).

Shrimp and Crab Boil Recipe

Ingredients (serves 16 people or 10 really hungry adults)
• 8 quarts of water
• 2 bottles of beer
• 1 3oz bag of crab boil (we used Zatarain’s)
• 1 tsp cayenne pepper
• 2 tablespoons salt
• 4 onions peeled and quartered
• 1 whole garlic bulb ( cloves whole and peeled)
• 3 lbs red potatoes cut and quartered
• 10 ears of corn shucked and cut in half
• 3 lbs kielbasa cut in one inch strips
• 4lbs uncooked shrimp
• 2lbs crab legs
• Fresh bread and butter

To Make:

1) Bring to rolling boil the 1st seven ingredients in a huge crab pot. (water, beer, crab boil, cayenne, salt, onions and garlic)

Great Beach Week Dinner - Crab and Shrimp Boil - lehmanlane.net

2) Toss in red potatoes for 15 minutes and turn burner to low.

3) Add kielbasa and corn for another 8 minutes.

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Crab and Shrimp Boil - Great Beach Dinner

4) Turn off burner and add shrimp and crab for fifteen minutes.  Above is a pic of Jason and his brother peeling the shrimp.

Crab and Shrimp Boil - Great Beach Dinner

Crab and Shrimp Boil - Great Beach Dinner

5) Pour out water and dump out ingredients on some aluminum foil and dig in:)!

Great Beach Week Dinner - Crab and Shrimp Boil - lehmanlane.net

We ate this with some lemon wedges and extra old bay sprinkled on top. The men also sprinkled extra cayenne pepper on theirs. We like hot stuff in our family.  We served it with fresh bread out of the oven with herb butter.  For herb butter you just mix some ground thyme (substitute any of your favorite herbs) and minced garlic in with plain old butter.

Great Beach Week Dinner - Crab and Shrimp Boil - lehmanlane.net

Jason also made some Dipping Sauce for the Shrimp and Potatoes:)  It was delish!!!  To Make: ( Stir 60% mayonaise 40% cocktail sauce mix and then add Old Bay Seasoning to Taste…As Jason says the more the better:)

Crab and Shrimp Boil - Great Beach Dinner

Everything was a hit!!!  Below is the after:).  It is officially our new beach tradition!

Crab and Shrimp Boil - Great Beach Dinner

 

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If you have ever wanted to WOW your family while on Vaction at the Beach and just didn't know what to make than this Shrimp and Crab Boil Recipe is for you!!! It is easy to make and is a favorite of everyone in our family young and old! #shrimpandcrabboil #beachrecipes http://lehmanlane.net

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