Seafood Boil

We have family visiting us from Florida right now but I wanted to quick show you this fabulous dinner they made for us the other night, a scrumptious Seafood Boil!

Here’s all the ingredients, I did nothing but steam the artichokes ahead of time, they took over my whole kitchen and it was great!

Basically you get the biggest pot you could find, add water to it and spice up the water with whole heads of garlic, salt, peppercorns, Old Bay, white wine, lemons, red pepper flakes and onions, being very generous with the amounts! Add your longer cooked vegetables first and then the seafood last, as each component cooks it creates a more intense flavor to the brothy water.

The end result is that every single thing you pick up and eat will be heavily flavored with all those wonderful ingredients, so good! We also had some drawn butter, extra lemons and a remoulade sauce for dipping which took it well over the top!

We ate this in my screened in sun room with all the windows open on a beautiful breezy day, we took our time, talked, and savored every bite! Thank you Jennie and John!

I wonder what we’ll be eating tomarrow?

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  1. Oh what a feast you had! How wonderful that you got to take a day off and be regaled with a wonderful seafood boil. I should have known that you’d add the Italian twist and get artichokes in the mix. Have fun with your visitors.

  2. Oh Marie.. this looks amazing! A feast for the eyes and contentment with friends to boot!

    http://www.lmvengo.blog.com/

    Happy Summer.. it’s been a while since we chatted. Sounds like your very well! xoxo

  3. oh my heavens girl. this is just an amazing spread.
    worth all the effort in the end isn’t it?

  4. This is my kind of food, Marie! I love all seafood and a boil like this is much fun to eat as it is finger licking good!

  5. What a fantastic meal to share with family and friends. It’s at times like this I wish I lived on the coast.

  6. Looks like heaven! My husband and I looove a seafood boil not to mention artichokes – perfect with a nice chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc – Cheers!

  7. Looks like a lovely, light and delicious meal. Lucky guest you have!

  8. Oh my ever lovin’ goodness! Don’t let those people leave! This looks fabulous, Marie! I think I’ll try it out on the grill this weekend.

  9. We love this meal and this version looks outstanding.

  10. I just had something similar for the 4th – but all was boiled in beer. And it was mighty fine. But no crabs legs in the dish I had. So (shhh) I like yours better (shh).

  11. Wow, does THIS look scrumptious! Your photos are awesome!

    Cathy from Wives with Knives sent me to your blog to check out your artichoke recipe.

    While having fun browsing some other posts, I discovered that your link with the photo of the eggs in a hole on your sidebar does not take you to the right post. I did use your search engine to find the right one, but you might want to check that out.

    I am your newest subscriber!
    fondly,
    Rett

  12. This is such a feast. There are few things in the world more deliciously fun than a seafood boil. Yours looks amazing. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  13. Looks delicious! I want to dive right in!!!! Sometimes the simplest of cooking methods yields the most awesome flavors. I think your post just oozes ‘summer’! Yum!

  14. This is still one of the best places on the web to eat :)

  15. What a fest, wish I could be there.

  16. We did a shrimp boil for July 4th and it was so fun! Your seafood looks delicious! Such a fun way to feed a group!

  17. What a feast! Last time I had this it was at a party and I enjoyed so much eating it and someone else fussing with all the fish and stuff!

  18. What a feast!
    You’re probably not sitting in the screened sun room today, yikes, heard about that hot weather. Keep cool!
    LL

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