Christmas

Lowcountry's Famous Seafood Boil

November 27, 2018
Photo by Lowcountry
Author Notes

As the holidays start drawing near, gather family and friends around this show-stopping dish from Chicago's premier seafood boil concept Lowcountry for any holiday party! —Lowcountry

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning
  • 8 ounces grass-fed butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon fine black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. To Make Seafood Stock: In a 12qt stockpot, add orange juice and apple juice. Add 1/4 cup Cajun seasoning (can be store bought). Add lemongrass. Add cold water until it is 2/3 filled. Using a pasta basket, lower desired seafood protein. If you are adding potatoes, corn on the cob, and sausages (extras), the items must be pre-cooked beforehand as the cooking times are different.
  2. To Boil Seafood: Shrimp — 2-3 minutes; Snow crab legs and king crab legs — 4-6 minutes; Mussels — 4-5 minutes; Clams — 5-7 minutes; Whole Lobster — 12-15 minutes; Dungeness Crab — 15-20 minutes
  3. To Make “Everythang” Sauce: In a small saucepan, add grass-fed butter and chopped garlic. Add salt and fine black pepper. Add Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, fresh lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.
  4. In a large plastic bag, combine the cooked protein and add sauce. Shake thoroughly, and enjoy!

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