To celebrate the end of summer, the family had a lobster boil. In my humble opinion, the lobster or crab boil is the perfect summer dish. Sumer heat does not affect your dinner. No chilling, no worries about keeping dishes warm, etc.
The hardest thing about this dish is the timing of when you put the items into the boil.
Start with 8 quarts of water, add beer, hot sauce, a head of garlic, lemons, bay leaves, onions, Old Bay seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil.
Next add 2 lbs of Keilbasa and 2 lbs. of Andouille sausage for 3 minutes
Add 3 lbs of new or red potatoes for 8 minutes
Add 6 ears of corn, halved for 4 minutes
Add 6 lobsters for 5 minutes
Add 3 lbs of shrimp and crab for 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove from water and allow to drain for a minute or two. Pour onto a newspaper lined table or tray for a feast. Easy to make and so Great!!! We had only a few leftovers and fed 7.
So wonderful!!!! Feels like the beach at home!!!
8 quarts of water
1 T. hot sauce
1 head of garlic, halved
4 Bay leaves
4 lemons, halved
4 onions, quartered
6 oz. of Bay Seasoning
2 lbs. of Kielbasa
2 lbs. of Andouille Sausage
3 lbs of new potatoes
6 ears of corn, halved
3 lbs. of shrimp
12 crabs or crab legs