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Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil

Thank you World Market for sponsoring this recipe. As always, all opinions are my own.

How To Host A Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil

If you love seafood and love getting together with friends and family I highly suggest hosting a crab leg and shrimp boil at your home! With the help from products at World Market you can truly have a memorable dinner with the people you love.

How To Host A Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil

Some might be intimidated by a crab leg and shrimp boil; however, I can honestly tell you it’s probably one of the easiest things to cook. With a few ingredients your dinner will be made and you’ll have wowed your guest. Because we had such a large boil we opted for our 20 gallon turkey fryer to cook the boil in. And it filled up almost the entire pot! I wasn’t sure if the 8 of us would be able to eat this much food but clearly we had no problem.

Appetizers from World Market

While the Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil cooked my family snacked on a wide-variety of appetizer products found at World Market. I like to keep entertaining easy with already prepared products like cheese spreads, crackers, salami, tapenades and nuts (see below for the list of products).

How To Host A Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil

Before we dug into dinner we gave thanks and cheers to each other and for the food we were about to eat. We fell in love with the Castañeda Sangria. So much so that I ended up buying a case the following week. It’s the perfect drink mix to have this summer for easy entertaining!

How To Host A Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil

I’m in love with the new Seaside Modern collection. I love the bright colors, the textured chargers, the acrylic dinnerware and serving platters. Pretty much bought everything I could find. But the good news is that I’ve already used everything a few times with the various parties we’ve hosted at our house.

If your looking for a fun way to host your guest this Memorial Day weekend definitely give my recipe for my Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil a try!

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Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 Vanns Chesapeake Bay Seafood Spice
  • 2 lemons, cut in half plus additional for serving
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 3 lb fingerling potatoes
  • 8 ears of corn, cut in half
  • 2 kielbasa rings, cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 3 1/2 lb large shrimp
  • 7 lb crab legs
  • 1 stick salted butter, divided



  1. In a large 5 gallon pot, fill the pot halfway with water. Bring to a rolling boil, then add in the Vanns Chesapeake Bay Seafood Spice.
  2. For the full recipe visit World Market.

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4 Responses to “Crab Leg & Shrimp Boil”

  1. Tania // Run to Radiance posted on June 3, 2016 at 11:44 am (#)

    Wow, that looks SO good! I love that tablecloth and that serving ware – World Market has the cutest stuff !

    • Katie replied on June 3rd, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you! Yes–love the tablecloth too! So thick and durable for many meals outdoors this summer!

  2. MEAL5 posted on June 20, 2017 at 10:19 pm (#)

    Healthy dinner ideas! thanks KATIE!

  3. Yumvilla posted on October 5, 2017 at 5:51 am (#)

    thanks for this recipe. Ít’s fun!

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