One of the most popular events people are hosting this spring/summer season are Seafood Boils. These parties typically include a large crowd and plenty of seafood, veggies and fireside fun! You can even add in a little sausage or other Cajun fare for those that are not seafood-nuts like the rest of us. Seafood boils are typically held outdoors at your home or on the beach.
To begin planning your seafood boil, decide what types of seafood you’ll be offering and choose a seafood boil invitation that really coordinates with your theme. At InvitationBox we have a great variety of seafood boil invitations featuring crawfish, lobster, shrimp, corn on the cob, lemons, crabs, clams and large boiling pots. Browse through some of our unique Seafood Boil designs.
Now that you’ve chosen your invitation and invited your guests, here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make your seafood boil a success (serves about 20 guests, [ref www.ehow.com]):
• a very large pot with a basket (many people have purchased a turkey fryer, which will benefit you now and at Thanksgiving!)
• 2 pounds crab legs
• 2 pound uncooked shrimp
• 4 pounds of fresh clams (remember these will cook the longest)
• 2 pounds of smoked sausage, cut into 2 inch pieces
• 6-10 potatoes
• sweet corn on the cob, halved, frozen or fresh
• 2 boxes crab boil seasoning
• 4 whole crabs
• 4-6 dozen hush puppies
Set your party scene with newspapers and mallets on each table, held down in the corners with a stone or an array of sauces, salts, Old Bay or pepper. Remember to put plenty of butter, cocktail sauce, lemons and Tabasco in the center of each table…and rolls of paper towels! This meal WILL be messy, but allows for easy cleanup with one roll of the newspaper.