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country boil

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With a well-seasoned broth and great ingredients, this is a succulent one-pot dish perfect to enjoy at the end of the summer.

yield 4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For country boil

  • 4 c
  • 1 c
    dry white wine
  • 1 bottle
    (8 oz.) clam juice, well shaken
  • 1 Tbsp
    seafood seasoning such as old bay
  • 1 Tbsp
    creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 lg
    bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 lb
    red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 c
    white onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    dried thyme leaves
  • 12 oz
    (3/4 lb.) smoked garlic sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4
    ears sweet corn, husks and silks removed, cut in thirds
  • 1 lb
    dungeness crab legs
  • 1 lb
    prawns, unpeeled
  • 1 lg
    lemon, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley

How To Make country boil

  • 1
    In a large pot over medium-high heat, add water, dry white wine, clam juice, seafood seasoning, Creole seasoning, ground sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, bay leaf, potatoes, onions and pressed garlic. Stir well and bring it to a boil.
  • 2
    Reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add cumin, thyme leaves, smoked garlic sausage and corn. Stir, push corn down in the water, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Add crab legs, unpeeled prawns and a large quartered lemon. Mix the ingredients, cover and cook for 4 minutes.
  • 5
    A few minutes later, add butter and chopped parsley. Combine, cover again and cook for 2 minutes.
  • 6
    A couple minutes later, check to see if the ingredients are done. Remove from the heat and transfer the ingredients to a serving plate.
  • 7
    Pour the broth into a colander sitting over a bowl and keep it for making seafood chowder.
  • 8
    Serve the Country Boil immediately along with garlic bread, melted butter, lemon and cocktail sauce for dipping.
  • 9
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