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Saint Francis DeSales

Summer Bucket List: Seafood Boil at Home

Serves: 8-12 servings

2 quarts water
12 ounces beer, optional
1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons salt
8 medium red potatoes quartered (or fingerling potatoes)
1 large onions cut into large chunks
1 pound smoked sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
8-12 ears fresh corn shucked and cut into 3" pieces
2 pounds unpeeled jumbo shrimp

Optional: Other seafood such as crawdads or crabs

In a very large pot, bring water, beer, Old Bay, and salt to a boil.
Stir in the potatoes and onions to the pot and cook for 8 minutes.
Add the sausage, stir and cook for 5 more minutes.
Next add the corn and cook for 8 more minutes.
Add the shrimp. Stir in so it is mixed all the way through. Cook for 4 minutes.

Remove from the heat. Drain cooking liquid. Serve directly from the pot into bowls, serve on a large tray or cover your table in newspaper and dumb the contents of the pot onto it and eat the food directly using your hands.


  1. So fun!!

    Crawfish books are huge down here in the south during spring months. People go crazy over brooks.

  2. My family used to do this back when we lived in California every year for Christmas Eve.


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