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Lowcountry Seafood Boil

This endlessly customizable meal can shake up your Super Bowl party… or should we say “Super Boil” party?
seafood boil

Lowcountry

If you’re looking for a unique spin on your Super Bowl party menu, why not try a seafood boil? With limitless customization available between what protein you choose and what sauce you pair your dish with, this easy-to-clean-up recipe is sure to delight your friends.

This recipe is courtesy of Lowcountry in Chicago.

Notes

If you are adding potatoes, corn on the cob, or sausages, the items must be pre-cooked beforehand, as cooking times vary. 

Ingredients

For the Seafood Stock and Boil:

  • 2 Cups orange juice
  • 2 Cups apple juice
  • 1/4 Cup Cajun seasoning
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 8 quarts cold water
  • Shrimp
  • Snow crab legs
  • Mussels
  • 1 whole lobster
  • Dungeness crab

For the garlic butter:

  • 8 Ounces grass-fed butter
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 2 Teaspoons pepper

For the Cajun sauce:

  • 8 Ounces grass-fed butter
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 2 Teaspoons pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more if desired

For the lemon pepper sauce:

  • 8 Ounces grass-fed butter
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

For the “everythang" sauce:

  • 8 Ounces grass-fed butter
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

For the Seafood Stock and Boil:

In a 12-quart stockpot, add orange juice and apple juice.

Add Cajun seasoning and lemongrass.

Add cold water until the stockpot 2/3 filled.

Using a pasta basket, lower desired seafood protein.

If cooking shrimp, boil 2–3 minutes.

If cooking snow crab legs, boil 4–6 minutes.

If cooking mussels, boil 4–5 minutes.

If cooking clams, boil 5–7 minutes.

If cooking lobster, boil 12–15 minutes.

If cooking Dungeness crab, cook 15–20 minutes.

In plastic bad, combine protein and your favorite sauce (recipes below).

Shake thoroughly, and enjoy.

For the garlic butter:

In small saucepan over low heat, add butter and chopped garlic.

Add salt and pepper.

Cook until butter melts and garlic is aromatic.

For the Cajun sauce:

In small saucepan over low heat, add butter and chopped garlic.

Add salt and pepper.

Add Cajun seasoning and cayenne pepper.

Cook until butter melts and sauce is aromatic.

For the lemon pepper sauce:

In small saucepan over low heat, add butter and chopped garlic.

Add salt and pepper.

Add lemon zest and juice.

Cook until butter melts and sauce is aromatic.

For the “everythang" sauce:

In small saucepan over low heat, add butter and chopped garlic.

Add salt and pepper.

Add Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

Cook until butter melts and sauce is aromatic.