Easy Backyard Seafood Boil with Shrimp and Crab

This is a quick and easy version of a seafood boil – we use shrimp, crab legs, corn, kielbasa, and potatoes. It comes together incredibly fast on your grill in foil packets. Serve it on a picnic table outside over paper with a roll of paper towels. 

I live in a great neighborhood, especially if you like to eat. The summer is the best!. We have neighbors that make paella in the backyard, pizza in a wood fired oven, smoked meats. Our block party has cooking competition. We have cooked everything from pies to wings.

My favorite neighborhood meal is a seafood boil. Our neighbors have a 80 gallon kettle and will make a giant seafood boil with all the trimmings – crab, clams, gallons of butter. It’s always an amazing, wonderful summer meal. We eat it outside in their backyard on a papered table.

But a seafood boil is so good, you don’t always want to wait until someone hosts a party to have it. So we have a quick and easy version that I make on the grill. It’s easy enough you can pull it off on a Friday night.

To make this fast and easy, you need to precook your potatoes. I do this one of two ways – I either buy that steam-in bag in the grocery store and cook them in the microwave or I just throw some potatoes the stove and boil them on the stove until fork tender the morning before. This fully depends on how I wake up that morning.

I also pre-grill my kielbasa and onions for flavor. You can totally skip this step. I do it because I am a diva. I love caramelized everything. No one in my family notices if I do it or not.

Basically you gather your ingredients and assemble in aluminum foil packets. Toss them on the grill and drink wine while you wait for them to be done. You serve them outside on paper with cups of butter for dipping so cleanup is a breeze.

Easy Backyard Seafood Boil with Shrimp and Crab

This is a quick and easy version of a seafood boil - we use shrimp, crab legs, corn, kielbasa, and potatoes. It comes together incredibly fast. Serve it on a picnic table outside over paper with a roll of paper towels. 

Servings 4 Starving people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb small red skinned potatoes cooked to fork tender
  • 2 sweet onions peeled and quartered
  • 1 lb kielbasa
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 2 lb raw shrimp thawed
  • 1 lb Snow Crab legs cooked and thawed
  • 4 ears corn husked and cut into quarters
  • 3 tbsp old bay seasoning or Tony Cachere cajun seasoning plus more for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to about 400 degrees.

  2. Quickly grill kielbasa and onions, if desired. 

  3. While grill is heating, prepare 4 foil packets on a large baking sheet. On each piece of foil, layer corn, potatoes, shrimp, crab legs, kielbasa and onions. Top with old bay seasoning and a pat of butter. 

  4. Place packets on the grill and cook for 10 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through.

  5. While the packets cook, melt the remaining butter and put into small individual cups. I like to use these wide mouth, shallow tea cups. Cover and outside table with paper. Put a dish of melted butter at each place and put out a roll of paper towels.

  6. Using tongs, remove the foil packets from heat and place on the table. Serve family style with bread for dipping in the juices and butter

Serve to happy faces in your backyard!!!

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