Seafood Boil in Bag: A Delightful Feast for Seafood Lovers

Experience a Flavor Explosion: Seafood Boil Bags with Shrimp, Crab, and More!

Do you love seafood? If so, then you’re in for a treat! Discover the deliciousness of a seafood boil cooked in a bag. With tantalizing flavors and a crowd-pleasing recipe, you can enjoy the best of shrimp, crab, crawfish, clams, lobster, or any seafood of your choice. The secret lies in perfectly timing the fish, andouille sausage, potatoes, and corn. Plus, the seasoning and garlic butter sauce take the flavor to a whole new level!

What’s in Seafood Boil in Bag?

If you’re wondering what ingredients make up a seafood boil in a bag, let me enlighten you. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12-16 ounces of extra large raw shrimp
  • 1-1½ lbs of cooked snow crab legs (or substitute with cooked king crab legs, crawfish, or lobster tails)
  • 1½-2 lbs of steamed mussels with shells (or steamed clams)
  • 12-16 ounces of precooked andouille sausage
  • 1 lb of small thin-skinned potatoes (yellow or red potatoes)
  • 3 ears of corn on the cob

Sounds mouthwatering, right? Well, it gets even better!

The Perfect Seasoning: Shrimp Boil Seasoning

To enhance the flavors of your seafood boil, prepare a delectable seafood boil sauce. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons of Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 6 tablespoons of melted butter
  • ½ cup of chicken broth (or substitute with white wine)
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
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Feel free to experiment with different sauces like garlic butter, sweet chili sauce, hot sauce, or cocktail sauce. The choice is yours!

How to Make Seafood Boil Bags

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, it’s time to put them together in a bag. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Thaw the frozen seafood in the refrigerator for a maximum of 12-24 hours. Make sure to remove any vacuum-sealed packaging and fully drain the seafood.
  2. Cut the potatoes into 1-inch pieces and steam them until tender. Cut each corn cob into 3 pieces and slice the andouille sausages into 4 pieces each. Mince the garlic cloves.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190C) and mix the Old Bay seasoning, minced garlic, melted butter, chicken broth, and lemon juice.
  4. Place the thawed seafood in a large oven bag (turkey size) along with the sausages, potatoes, and corn. Ensure the crab claws don’t poke through the bag. Pour the seasoned butter mixture over the seafood, then close and tie the bag. Put the bag in a large metal roasting pan and poke 4-6 1-inch holes in the top.
  5. Bake the seafood boil in the bag for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven. Make sure the roasting pan is on an oven rack positioned about ⅓ down from the top.
  6. After cooking, drain the bag (but keep the delicious sauce for dipping) and spread the seafood and veggies on parchment or freezer paper. Serve with lemon wedges and garnish with parsley. Get ready to indulge in a delicious feast!

Expert Tips from Hook’d Up Bar and Grill

  • Thaw seafood properly to prevent any risks.
  • Use large oven bags, not Ziploc baggies, for the perfect cooking experience.
  • Serve lemon wedges alongside the seafood for an added burst of flavor.
  • Explore different seasonings like Cajun or lemon pepper to suit your taste.
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Reheating Seafood Boil in Bag

Leftovers from your seafood boil can be reheated for another delightful meal. Here are the options:

  • Microwave: Place the leftovers in a microwave-safe bowl and heat on high for 60 seconds or until heated through.
  • Oven: Transfer the seafood boil bag to an oven-safe dish and reheat at a low temperature, around 250F (120C), until thoroughly heated.


Q: What other seafood recipes can I try?
A: Expand your seafood repertoire with these tasty recipes: Seafood Delight, Instant Pot Seafood Chowder, Steamed Fish in Banana Leaf, and Shrimp Chowder (New England Style).

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