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Shrimp and Crab Boil

Wow your friends and family by treating them to a one pot Shrimp and Crab Boil. This seafood boil recipe is simple to make, feeds 8 hungry adults, and is done in under an hour!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 501kcal
Author Katie


  • Large 20 Gallon Pot


  • 2 2.62 oz Containers of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 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
  • lb large shrimp
  • 7 lb crab legs
  • 1 stick salted butter divided


  • In a large 5 gallon pot, fill the pot halfway with water. Bring to a rolling boil then add in the two containers of seafood seasonings such as Old Bay.
  • Mix with a large spoon then add in the lemons, garlic bulb, fingerling potatoes, corn, and kielbasa. Cook for 20 minutes with lid on. Stir occasionally.
  • Add in the shrimp and crab legs. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Once shrimp turn pink and crab legs are red turn the heat off.
  • Carefully drain as much liquid out of the pot. Place food on trays and in bowls or line a table with newspaper and spread the cooked food on newspaper. Enjoy immediately. Serve with melted butter ramekins, fresh lemon, and crusty bread.


  • Stock Pot - A 20 gallon turkey fryer pot worked best for cooking for 8 hungry adults. It gave ample space for all the food to cook evenly.
  • Seafood Seasoning - This recipe calls for two, 2.62 oz. of Old Bay Seasoning. Any seafood seasoning will work for this recipe.
  • Serve - Serve with melted butter ramekins, fresh lemon, and crusty bread.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 542mg | Sodium: 2399mg | Potassium: 1358mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 364mg | Iron: 7mg