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Crab and Shrimp Boil

Crab and Shrimp Boil, succulent juicy shrimp and crab meet sweet corn, lemon, and the most wonderful  pink and yellow potatoes. To kick things up a notch, a few herbs and spices, just enough to take this classic beach dish to other levels!

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 people 1x




  • One large King Crab leg
  • A dozen Shrimp peeled and cleaned


  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic scapes and cloves of garlic
  • 4 cobs of corn broken in half
  • 3 yellow potatoes quartered
  • 4 Amarosa fingerling potatoes peeled and cut into large pieces


  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 lemons halved
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • A sprig of fresh thyme
  • Pinch red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp onion powder, garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground sage
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper


  • 3 Tbsp E.V.O. oil
  • A large pat of butter
  • Pinch of paprika, salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • Sprinkling of fresh thyme



  1. In a large pot add in water and vegetable stock. Toss in one of the halved lemons.
  2. Season with bay leaves, fresh thyme, garlic scapes, garlic, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  3. Throw in corn and potatoes and let boil partially covered on low to medium heat till potatoes are almost done about 20 minutes.


  1.  Place crab and shrimp into pot and cover. Boil and steam for another 10-12 minutes.

Garnishing sauce:

  1. In a ramekin melt butter, add olive oil and herbs and seasoning and blend well.


  1. Take pot off heat and place well drained corn and potatoes on a platter. Mix in shrimp and drizzle with the garnishing sauce. Place the other halved lemon on the edge of the plate.
  2. Ready to serve.



  1. You can use whatever seafood you like, for example, lobster, the full crab, etc.
  2. Also, if you can't find the Amarosa fingerling potatoes use what you have.
  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Main, Seafood
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Keywords: Crab, shrimp, potatoes, onions, bay leaves, corn, garlic scapes, garlic, vegetable broth, seafood boil,

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