View Full Version : Labor Day Shrimp & Crab Boil

09-11-2009, 11:01 AM
I thought I would share some labor day grub with everyone.

09-11-2009, 11:04 AM
That looks great.
I miss the boils since i moved to Chicago.

09-11-2009, 11:56 AM
That does look good, I haven't done a crawfish boil in so long. What boil spices did you use.

Bbq Bubba
09-11-2009, 12:01 PM

09-11-2009, 12:08 PM
Sure looks tasty. Don't know what I like better, seafood boils or grilling and chillin. Guess I ought to do em both at the same time. Always did like steak and shrimp.

Jay Bird
09-11-2009, 12:09 PM
Great looking boil. Don't really see those up here in Washington.

09-11-2009, 12:23 PM
Wow!!! TK, that looks fantastic . I must have missed the invite ya sent me, I don't live that far down the road from ya.. I haven't made a shrimp boil in a couple of years.

""Bob when I did my Shrimp Boils for the guys at work,Used to use 8lbs of head on shrimp. Used to slice up 2 navel Oranges and One Lemon, 2 Bags of Old Bay seasoning, 3 Tbls of Everglades seasonings, A Medium bottle Of Gator Sauce(FL Hot Sauce) and besides the corn, small Red Tators, Whole white mushrooms, and cut up (2") chunks of Andui sausage (Hot & Spicy) Aprox 10 links. Sometimes would also put in Chiruzo sausage. Been medically Retired now for 3 years, so haven't done it since......Mario

09-11-2009, 12:28 PM
That looks great.
I miss the boils since i moved to Chicago.

Why can't ya do a boil in Chicago? Sure you largely have to get your seafood frozen, but we do it fairly often!

Really nice pics BTW - looks great! So what boil seasoning did you use, Zatarains', Tony Chachere's , or old bay???

09-11-2009, 12:28 PM
Nice job. Definitely bigger crabs than are caught around here. :mrgreen:

09-11-2009, 12:29 PM
Great looking boil. Don't really see those up here in Washington.

Man if I lived in Gig Harbor with all of the Great seafood available to you I would be doing a boil all the time. I never get tired of seafood.

09-11-2009, 01:54 PM
I don't think the Crabs are that Big In the "Gulf" LMBO, Those are "Alaskan Snow Crab Clusters" Mighty Tasty but a lot of work to get the meat out. I prefer "Alaskan King Crab" Much Bigger and sweeter but also 3 times the price. Once you have eaten them you can appreciate the Guys that catch them, just watch "Worlds Deadliest Catch" on the History Channel I believe.....

09-11-2009, 02:17 PM
Very nice

09-11-2009, 03:31 PM
Yep, that's how we do it, but around here it's called a corn boil even if it has shrimp and crabs and mudpuppies in there. Looks awesomely good!

09-11-2009, 04:02 PM
I'm guessing all our invites got lost in the mail.....
Good Looking Vittles.....

BBQ Grail
09-11-2009, 04:08 PM
Excellent job...

big brother smoke
09-11-2009, 04:37 PM
Love that type of cuisine!

09-11-2009, 04:43 PM
Great Looking Grub.

I add crab legs to our shrimp boils often.
Nice touch !


09-12-2009, 11:09 AM
We used 2 bags of Zatarain's and a box of Old Bay. Next time we may use more seasoning but I found out that Cabbage absorbs the spice because it was spicy.

We used frozen Snow Crab Clusters but fresh shrimp & corn. We find the frozen crab clusters periodically on sale here for $3.99/lb so we stock up the freezer.

Thanks for the comments.

firecracker jack
09-12-2009, 01:35 PM
That looks really good. Looks like it would be plain and simple,good food and fun!


Brian in So Cal
09-12-2009, 05:25 PM
Making me hungry!!