3 Tips For Hosting A Successful Seafood Boil

23 July 2015
 Categories: Food & Cooking, Blog


If you've ever traveled to Louisiana and had the opportunity to take part in a seafood boil, you might want to consider making one yourself. A seafood boil is something you can do in any city or state, but it might require a visit to your local butcher shop to get the things you need for this delightful and unique meal. Here are three things you should know as you plan for your upcoming seafood boil.

You may want to cook it outside

Hosting a seafood boil is something you may want to do outside because of the smell. Depending on what you add to your boil, the smells could be overpowering in your house. An outdoor cooktop on a grill will work great for this, but you will also need to have a really large pot.

You need a variety of different types of seafood

A seafood boil can contain almost anything you like, but they often include:

  • Crab legs
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Crawfish

If you want your boil to be a big success, it might be wise to visit a butcher shop, like Custom Quality Meats, to get these ingredients. A butcher may have them on hand already, or he or she can order them for you. When they are ordered, they will be fresh, and they might possibly be alive. 

In addition to adding seafood to the boil, you can also add a variety of different vegetables. This can include potatoes, mushrooms, corn on the cob, and onions, but you can also add any other vegetables that you like.

You need to include the right spices

Finally, to make sure your seafood tastes good, you will need to add the right types of spices. You might be able to purchase these at a butcher shop, or you could look for them at your normal grocery store.

One type of seasoning you can purchase is something called seafood boil. This usually comes in a box and contains a variety of different seasonings. You may want to add a few boxes to get the flavor you desire. You could also add a couple teaspoons of cayenne pepper. This will make your food hot and spicy, so be careful not to overdo it.

Having a seafood boil is a great idea for an upcoming party you are planning, and you can make your event successful by purchasing fresh seafood and using the right seasonings.