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Best Seafood Boil Recipes

We have officially hit a beautiful time of the year when the weather is beautiful, the temperatures are heating up (or hot already), and cooking happens outside more. Best Seafood Boil Recipes is a collection of recipes that encompass all components of a delicious Seafood Boil. Furthermore, this collection incorporates Seafood Boil recipes, side dishes, desserts, drinks, and more!

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What is a Seafood Boil?

A Seafood Boil is as much of a big party as it is a dish. Furthermore, it is a bunch of different seafood thrown into a flavorful broth and boiled until it’s cooked. Furthermore, the “typical” seafood boil consists of mushrooms, red potatoes, corn, a smoky sausage like Andouille Sausage, Crawfish, King Crab (Dungeness Crab Legs if you’re fancy), Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels.

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In our house, we are all about the Crawfish and Shrimp boils. Furthermore, our boils are an all-day event that typically starts in the late morning and proceeds until the late night hours.

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We gather as an extended family and friend group, set up tents, and tables, and turn up the music. Then, we dump sacks of Crawfish and Shrimp into a large Seafood boiler, and we consume food (and beverages) until we are full and happy.

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When Do Seafood Boils Occur?

Growing up, Seafood Boils, specifically Crawfish Boils occurred on Good Friday and throughout the late Spring. Once I started dating my now husband, Crawfish Boils happened for Mother’s Day and my husband’s birthday.

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Now, as our family and friends grow, we attend boils for Good Friday, host boils during the late Spring, and celebrate Mother’s Day and my husband’s birthday by diving into hot, spicy, and flavorful Seafood Boils. Nonetheless, Seafood Boils are a way to celebrate many occasions in the Spring and early Summer, and they are truly a gathering for everyone.

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The amazing thing about Seafood Boils is they’re more than just food. It is also about gathering as a community, having a great time, and making memories that last a lifetime. Finally, Seafood Boils are huge in the South and along the New England coast, and it is truly a party in all aspects.

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A Collection of the Best Seafood Boil Recipes

Crawfish Boil

This Crawfish Boil recipe is made with live crawfish, smoked sausage, corn, and potatoes. In addition, the crawfish (or crayfish) are boiled in a seasoned broth full of crawfish boil seasoning with a variety of flavors. Furthermore, this is the best crawfish boil recipe you’ll ever make!

New England Coast Seafood Boil

A New England Seafood Boil consists of a variety of seafood and vegetables. Furthermore, all ingredients are boiled in a seasoned broth and served with lemon and parsley. Finally, spread this across a boil table or over parchment paper and dig in!

Louisiana Crawfish Boil

Are you looking for a good ole time to celebrate the Seafood season? Then, check out this Louisiana Crawfish Boil how-to including the recipe for the most flavorful boil you’ll ever enjoy!

Avocado Peach Salsa

Beautiful Avocado Peach Salsa made with fresh, juicy peaches, creamy avocado, sweet corn, and a kick of heat from jalapeño. This bright and flavorful Peach Salsa recipe is delicious served with your favorite tortilla chips or paired with salmon, fish tacos, a delicious Seafood Boil, and more!

Fried Okra

This Fried Okra recipe features fresh Okra breaded in the most flavorful coating. Then, it is fried until golden brown creating a perfect crunchy texture. This is one of the best Okra recipes around, and it pairs perfectly with a Seafood Boil.

Mexican Corn on the Cob

Mexican Corn on the Cob is one of the best street foods in the world! Furthermore, it is slathered in cheese, mayo, and spices. Finally, Mexican Corn on the Cob is perfectly delicious and is an excellent side dish to a summer boil.

Dill Cucumber Salad

Light and Fresh Cucumber Salad with dill and sour cream, is a fantastic choice for a low-carb and keto-friendly salad. This is the perfect side dish to bring to any potluck meal and is perfect alongside fresh seafood.

Vegan Hush Puppies

Vegan Hush Puppies are light, flaky, and golf-ball-shaped cornmeal batter that is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. An Air Fryer is used to “fry” the hush puppies which gives them the crunchy exterior of typically deep-fried hush puppies without all the extra grease and guilt. Try this at your next fish fry or Seafood Boil for a delicious and easy-to-make side dish.

The Best Classic Vegan Potato Salad

Classic, creamy, and delicious, this Vegan Potato Salad is a must for your summer picnics and parties! With a flavorful dressing, dill pickles, crunchy celery, and onion make this recipe a favorite side dish for any summer party.

Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Mayo-Free Cilantro Lime Coleslaw is potluck friendly! Furthermore, this coleslaw has pre-salted cabbage which keeps it crunchy and brings out so much more flavor.

Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

Serve up a bowl of this Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip with a platter of fresh fruit for an easy side that will satisfy the sweet tooth. This simple Fruit Dip recipe is made with marshmallow fluff, cream cheese, and a splash of vanilla. Furthermore, it is a cinch to whip up on the fly and perfect for adults and kids at an outdoor cookout.

Watermelon Lime Granita

This Watermelon Granita recipe has just three ingredients and is ultra-delicious. Furthermore, it is a simple way to cool off and refresh. With only 5 minutes of prep time, this simple dish can be ready to go for any hot, Spring or Summer day.

Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars

Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars are the perfect way to cool off during a Seafood Boil. These Lemon Bars are made with 10 simple ingredients and a delicious gluten-free crust.

King Arthur Chocolate Ice Box Pie

Chocolate Ice Box Pie was a childhood favorite growing up. A simple, chocolate cream filling piled into a graham cracker crust and whipped cream on top – what could be better?

Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes

These Vegan Strawberry Shortcakes are absolutely heavenly! Furthermore, soft, buttery biscuits are layered with fresh strawberries and clouds of Vegan Whipped Cream. They’re so easy to make and all you need are 9 ingredients.

Easy Eggless Key Lime Pie

This Easy Eggless Key Lime Pie is perfectly tart, creamy, luscious, and jaw-dropping delicious! Furthermore, it is made with just a few ingredients and is perfect for entertaining. Similar to the Lemon Bars, this is an incredible dessert to serve alongside a spicy, Seafood Boil.

Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas

Skinny Blood Orange Margaritas are the perfect low-calorie margarita recipe! Fresh blood orange juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice create a sweet and tart margarita. Finally, this margarita is the ultimate pairing to a Seafood Boil.

Prickly Pear Margarita

Prickly Pears are the brightness that Spring and Summer bring. Furthermore, this frozen Prickly Pear Margarita is made with fresh Prickly pear, lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila. It is refreshing, slightly sweet, and a beautiful bright pink color. Finally, this is the perfect drink for any backyard boil or BBQ.

Cucumber Moscow Mule

This Cucumber Moscow Mule is a refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed any time of the year. In addition, it is made with simple ingredients including lime, ginger beer, fresh cucumbers, and vodka. Finally, enjoy this Cucumber Mule alongside a platter of freshly boiled Seafood for a spicy and refreshing meal.

Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule

Are you looking for a perfect non-alcoholic drink for your Seafood Boil? This Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule is a spicy and refreshing mocktail. Furthermore, it is perfect for a hot summer night or a winter holiday party!

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