Shrimp and lobster boil

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We had a fabulous dinner of steamed clams and mussels and shrimp and lobster boil we had while camping. 

It was in honor of Big Bad Dad's 40th birthday. What a lucky guy.

The clams were steamed in wine in a large pot over an open flame in the fire bit. The shrimp and lobster boil was done on a propane burner.

Shrimp & Lobster Boil With Corn and Potatoes

(Adapted from Martha Stewart Living, July 2006)

Serves 5 adults and 4 picky children who don't eat seafood

Prep time: 10 minutes Total time: 45 minutes


  1. 4 lemons, halved
  2. 6 bay leaves
  3. 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  4. 2 lage garlic heads, halved horizontally
  5. 6 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  6. 2 dried chile
  7. Coarse salt
  8. 16 springs fresh thyme, tied together with kitchen twine
  9. 2 pounds of new red potatoes, unpeeled, halved if large
  10. 8 ears fresh corn, shucked and broken in half
  11. 2 pounds uncooked tail on shrimp (frozen is o.k.)
  12. 1 lobster tail each for the adults (frozen is o.k.)
  13. Butter, hot sauce and French bread for serving


  1. Fill a large stockpot with 4 quarts of water. Squeeze lemons into water and add rinds.
  2. Add bay leaves, seasoning, garlic, onions, chile, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, and thyme.
  3. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes adn simmer 12 minutes.
  5. Add corn and simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp and lobster, cover, adn simmer until opaque, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Pour off liquid and serve out of the pot.
  8. Serve with melted butter and/or hot sauce.
  9. Squeeze and spread the cooked garlic on French bread.
  10. Serve the corn and potatoes with butter and salt and pepper.

2 thoughts on “Shrimp and lobster boil

  1. Julia Dorofeeva

    It doesn’t look tasty at least for me(

    I would like to eat that dish only in case it’s made with love 😉 cause all the things that are made with affection are usually tasty.

    Me myself like to cook and I always try to find out something special to prepare.


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