Garlic Butter Seafood Boil

This Garlic Butter Seafood Boil contains fresh shrimp, lobster, clams, crab, potatoes, corn and sausage, all boiled in a flavorful broth. An impressive meal in one pot that’s perfect for feeding a crowd! Fresh seafood never fails to Living in Houston for so many years, I realized how big of a deal crawfish season is! Any and every chance Houstonians get, they have a crawfish boil, or attend a crawfish boil.
There is something so magical about the opportunity to fellowship around a huge pot of seafood, a cold beverage, and good friends or family! Well this seafood boil provides that same opportunity!

Hands down the best seafood garlic butter sauce I’ve made and tried! I wish I had a picture of it but it looked so good that I instantly had to dig in! Will definitely be using again when I’m in the mood for snow crab legs which is usually once a month! A must try for all my seafood lovers out there!

Crab legs are just as amazing as crawfish, (and in my opinion, better)! This post isn’t to debate that theory though. One of the best parts about seafood is that it takes on the flavors of spices that are used.


3 lemons divided use
1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning plus more for garnish
8 cloves garlic smashed
1 onion peeled and cut into 6 pieces
1 pound small Yukon gold potatoes halved

4 ears corn on the cob cut into 3-4 inch pieces
3 lobster tails
1 pound clams scrubbed
1 pound crab legs pre-cooked
1 pound smoked sausage cut into 1 inch pieces, kielbasa or andouille are preferred
1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined (leave tails on)
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley


Cut 2 of the lemons into quarters. Slice the remaining lemon into wedges and reserve the wedges for garnish.
Fill a large pot with 14-16 cups of water. Place the 2 quartered lemons in the water along with the Old Bay seasoning, garlic and onion. Bring to a boil.
Add the potatoes to the pot and cook for 8 minutes.
Add the lobster tails and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the clams, crab, and corn, and cook for 5 minutes.
Add the shrimp and sausage and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Drain the seafood mixture from the pot, reserving 1 cup of the broth.
Melt the butter in a small bowl and whisk it into the reserved broth. Pour the broth over the seafood mixture.
Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay seasoning to taste, then serve immediately.