garlic butter seafood boil

garlic butter seafood boil

Garlic butter seafood boil and sauce. Add this spicy sauce to your favorite seafood boil, and use some on the side to dip the yumminess in!

  • PREP TIME 20 minutes
  • COOK TIME 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME 40 minutes


  • 5 clusters Snow crab legs, washed thoroughly
  • 1 pound Shrimp, deveined, tail on
  • 1 pound Andouille sausage, cut into thick slices
  • 6 Corn on the cob
  • 6 Baby red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Garlic, diced
  • 1 whole Onion, diced
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 4 sticks Butter
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 2 cups Chicken broth, optional (see notes below)
  • 1-2 dashes Tabasco sauce


  • 5 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 whole Lemon, juiced
  • 3 Bay leaves


  • 4 sticks Butter, unsalted
  • ¼ cup Olive oil
  • 1 whole Onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons Garlic, diced
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups Chicken broth, optional (see notes below)
  • 3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon pepper seasoning, (optional depending on fresh lemon juice)
  • 1-2 dashes Tobasco sauce



  1. Fill up a large stock pot with water, leaving enough room at the top to add the seafood. Add old bay seasoning, lemon, and bay leaves. Bring to a light boil.
  2. Place the corn and red potatoes into the seasoned water. Boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the crab legs and sausage . Cover with a lid and boil for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp. Boil for 5 minutes (shrimp will turn pink, do not overcook).
  5. Drain the water and remove bay leaves. Transfer to serving dish or leave in the stock pot.
  6. Pour that delicious garlic butter sauce all over, and/or reserve some sauce on the side to dip the seafood in (recipe below).


  1. Melt one stick of butter and olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they become translucent.
  2. Add Garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stirring constantly so garlic doesn’t burn. Add juice of the lemon, and all the seasonings. Adjust cayenne and red pepper to your level of spiciness.
  3. Add remaining 3 sticks of butter. Simmer until butter is melted, stir constantly.
  4. If using chicken broth, gently stir it into the mixture now. Pour over your favorite seafood and/or reserve some for dipping.
  5. Enjoy!


  • Chicken broth is used to “cut” the sauce. It does not take away from the flavor in any way. In fact- it’s great to add broth if trying to create more sauce, or pour directly over your seafood boil.
  • Sauce can also be used for dipping.

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