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Ultimate Seafood Boil

This seafood boil is the best of the best. Tender lobster, shrimp, crab, tons of veggies and a delicious creole garlic seasoning, you'll make the whole party happy with this easy recipe!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun, Creole, Seafood
Keyword Seafood Boil
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 16 cups water
  • 2 large lemons sliced
  • 1 medium size yellow onion sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp creole seasoning
  • 3 lbs king crab legs
  • 2 lb jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 lb crab claws
  • 4-6 lobster tails I used 4 oz lobster tails
  • 2 lbs andouille sausage or your favorite smoked sausage sliced
  • 8 ears of fresh corn each cut into 3 parts
  • 5 medium potatoes I used russet potatoes

Creole Garlic Sauce

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 3 tbsp mild hot sauce
  • 1 large lemon juice only
  • 1 ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp creole seasoning
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp parsley flakes


  • Make sure that all the seafood, herbs, and etc are nice and clean.
  • Slice up 2 large lemons, and one large onion, then toss them into a large pan.
  • Toss in the Italian parsley, fresh thyme, dill, and cloves of garlic.
  • Now add in 1 stick of salted butter, 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of creole seasoning in the large pot.
  • Pour in 16 cups of cool water, and place the pot over high heat.
  • Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down to medium high.
  • Let cook for 45 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium.
  • Now fish out all the herbs and etc ( or as much as you can).
  • Add in the andouille sausage, and corn. Let cook for 15 minutes.
  • Next add in the potatoes, and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Start adding in the crab legs & claws, and the lobster tails. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Now toss in the shrimp, and turn the heat off!
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • While the seafood boil is sitting, we can make our creole spiced garlic sauce.
  • Combine the butter, minced garlic, hot sauce, lemon juice, creole seasoning, paprika, and parsley flakes into a sauce pan, and place it over medium heat.
  • Once the butter is melted, stir the ingredients, and reduce the heat to low.
  • Let cook for 10 minutes.
  • You can pour the sauce over the seafood boil, or use to dip!
  • Enjoy!