Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Boiled Seafood Pot

  It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me.  I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy.  It might be a main course recipe.  A cookie or baked item.  Candy.  Salads.  Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is BOILED SEAFOOD POT.

I have a love/love relationship with seafood. I haven’t met a seafood I didn’t like! One of my favorite experiences is going into one of the restaurants where the tables are covered with newspaper, an empty bucket with a whole roll of paper towels.. Why? Because I know I’m in Heaven, of course! 🙂 I love getting down and dirty with these seafood feasts. Crab.  Lobster.  Shrimp.  New potatoes slathered in butter.  Corn on the cob. Hot bread. Yikes.  My mouth is watering just typing it! You can add all sorts of delights to your Seafood Pot but I’m going to share a recipe today for an easy (and cheaper) version.

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s.  Happy eating!


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Serves 8

3 T. shrimp & crab boil (like OLD BAY seasoning)
3 T. salt
1-1/2 gallons water
2 lbs. medium red potatoes, cut into quarters
2 lbs. smoked sausage,cut into 2-inch pieces
12 ears corn, shucked, ears broken or cut into 4-inch pieces
4 lbs. fresh shrimp


In a large stockpot, add shrimp boil and salt to water. Bring to boil. Add potatoes, and return to boil. Cook 10 minutes. Add sausage chunks and cook 5 minutes. Add corn and cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes. Don’t let food sit in water at risk of overcooking. Serve immediately.

This would be great for a backyard party.  Serve this seafood pot like they do at some coastal restaurants.  Cover your table with newspaper. Throw a big bowl or bucket into the middle for diners to discard their debris, along with a roll of paper towels to wipe their fingers. Dump the food directly on the table and have everyone dig in!

** If you want crawfish or crab legs, too, you’ll want more crab boil. Serve everything with a hot, crusty bread. And don’t forget the cocktail sauce and melted butter!

NOTE: Clean up is a cinch! Just roll everything up in the newspaper and throw it away. Easy peasy!

4 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Boiled Seafood Pot”

  1. I want. Now. Waiting… LOL Awww, a chef after my own heart. I think hubby NEEDS this for Father’s Day. I’ll have to whisper it in a dream for him to wake up and suggest. Of course, I’ll make sure he believes it was his idea.

    Thanks for sharing..Love ya!

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