7 Steps To A Crab Boil

Have you ever wanted to treat your friends to a crab boil but it seems too complicated? We can show you how to create a crab boil in 7 easy steps! We can show you how to please your eyes and your stomach at the same time… rain or shine.
Create a Great Crab Boil

Create a Great Crab Boil

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Start with the basics, a stack of plates, leftover newspaper, a wine bucket, lanterns and you're well on your way to creating your crab boil and in the event it rain you can take this celebration indoors. Inside or out, we can help you create an indoor party your friends will talk about for years.

Get the Decor Right

Get the Decor Right

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Nothing screams picnic more than a red and white-checkered tablecloth. The tablecloth is backdrop for setting the mood for your celebration; add a splash of color with a flower arrangement and you have your ambiance…
Now it's time to take off your designer hat and put on your chef hat!

Shopping List

Shopping List

Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Now it's time to shop, here's what you need:
1. King Crab Legs - 2 lbs. per person
2. Corn on the Cob 1 per person
3. Red Potatoes - 1/4 lb. per person (2 per person)
4. Bay Seasoning for Maryland style or Zatarain's Boil in a Bag for NOLA style
5. Butter (plenty for dipping and pouring on potatoes and corn)
6. Andouille Sausages, Shrimp, or Mussels - 1/4 lb. per person (optional)
7. Lemon - as much as you want
8. One bunch of fresh parsley (we cut 3 inches of the stems off the bottom)
9. Sea salt - 2-3 pinches
10.Vinegar - 2 tablesoons (this makes it easier to shell)

Preparation

Preparation

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A crab boil couldn't be easier, the following is more method than a recipe. Once you have all your ingredients, fill a large pot with water (we used a 12 qt speckled canning pot with metal rack) remember the larger the pot the longer it's going to take boil. Add your cleaned cut up corn and whole red potatoes, cut up your sausages into inch size pieces, add seasoning cover and boil for 15 minutes. Toss in crab legs on top, cover for another 10 minutes. Didn't we say it was that easy? Don't forget to add vinegar to the water this will help save your finger when peeling the shells.

Do it with Style

Do it with Style

Photo Credit: Tastings.com
We've created a more deconstructed crab boil concept using a clay wine bucket to hold your crab legs and added some newspaper as a placemat to compliment your tablecloth. Not only will this work stylishly outdoors but indoors in the event you have a rain delay, like we did! The party doesn't stop due to Mother Nature not cooperating.

Now You’re Ready to Dig In

Now You’re Ready to Dig In

Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Grab a bit of everything for your plate. Remember to please the non-shellfish eaters with other option (two-day marinated Roasted Chicken). Finger licking good. We always cook extra of everything just to have leftovers so we could create a second meal, keep an eye out for pimping your leftovers… Now what about the drinks?…

Perfect Pairings for a Crab Boil

Perfect Pairings for a Crab Boil

Photo Credit: Tastings.com
A nice buttery California Chardonnay, like this:
A Wit Beer like this:
Or a Tommy's Margarita, made with this tequila:

Create a Great Crab Boil
Get the Decor Right
Shopping List
Preparation
Do it with Style
Now You’re Ready to Dig In
Perfect Pairings for a Crab Boil
7 Steps To A Crab Boil
Have you ever wanted to treat your friends to a crab boil but it seems too complicated? We can show you how to create a crab boil in 7 easy steps! We can show you how to please your eyes and your stomach at the same time… rain or shine.

Create a Great Crab Boil

Create a Great Crab Boil
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Start with the basics, a stack of plates, leftover newspaper, a wine bucket, lanterns and you're well on your way to creating your crab boil and in the event it rain you can take this celebration indoors. Inside or out, we can help you create an indoor party your friends will talk about for years.

Get the Decor Right

Get the Decor Right
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Nothing screams picnic more than a red and white-checkered tablecloth. The tablecloth is backdrop for setting the mood for your celebration; add a splash of color with a flower arrangement and you have your ambiance…
Now it's time to take off your designer hat and put on your chef hat!

Shopping List

Shopping List
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Now it's time to shop, here's what you need:
1. King Crab Legs - 2 lbs. per person
2. Corn on the Cob 1 per person
3. Red Potatoes - 1/4 lb. per person (2 per person)
4. Bay Seasoning for Maryland style or Zatarain's Boil in a Bag for NOLA style
5. Butter (plenty for dipping and pouring on potatoes and corn)
6. Andouille Sausages, Shrimp, or Mussels - 1/4 lb. per person (optional)
7. Lemon - as much as you want
8. One bunch of fresh parsley (we cut 3 inches of the stems off the bottom)
9. Sea salt - 2-3 pinches
10.Vinegar - 2 tablesoons (this makes it easier to shell)

Preparation

Preparation
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
A crab boil couldn't be easier, the following is more method than a recipe. Once you have all your ingredients, fill a large pot with water (we used a 12 qt speckled canning pot with metal rack) remember the larger the pot the longer it's going to take boil. Add your cleaned cut up corn and whole red potatoes, cut up your sausages into inch size pieces, add seasoning cover and boil for 15 minutes. Toss in crab legs on top, cover for another 10 minutes. Didn't we say it was that easy? Don't forget to add vinegar to the water this will help save your finger when peeling the shells.

Do it with Style

Do it with Style
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
We've created a more deconstructed crab boil concept using a clay wine bucket to hold your crab legs and added some newspaper as a placemat to compliment your tablecloth. Not only will this work stylishly outdoors but indoors in the event you have a rain delay, like we did! The party doesn't stop due to Mother Nature not cooperating.

Now You’re Ready to Dig In

Now You’re Ready to Dig In
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Grab a bit of everything for your plate. Remember to please the non-shellfish eaters with other option (two-day marinated Roasted Chicken). Finger licking good. We always cook extra of everything just to have leftovers so we could create a second meal, keep an eye out for pimping your leftovers… Now what about the drinks?…

Perfect Pairings for a Crab Boil

Perfect Pairings for a Crab Boil
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
A nice buttery California Chardonnay, like this:
A Wit Beer like this:
Or a Tommy's Margarita, made with this tequila: