From our Summer 2017 Issue
By Janet Collazo -Lifestyle Blogger
Seafood boils are traditionally a one-pot meal with the corn, potatoes, sausage, onions, and seafood all boiled together to make a fun and tasty meal for a small crowd. This seafood boil takes about 30 minutes in the oven or covered grill.
The best part about this recipe… there are no messy pots to clean up. All you need to do is season your seafood, toss everything together on a sheet pan, cover with foil, and bake.
1 lb large shrimp (shells on)
1 bag mussels in shells (scrubbed)
2 lbs littleneck clams in shells (scrubbed)
1 lb crab legs
1 lb Andouille sausage (sliced on the diagonal)
12 oz mixed baby red potatoes quartered
3 ears fresh corn (cut into small pieces)
6 small onions
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs of melted butter
3 tbs Old Bay Seasoning
3 tbs Mrs. Dash
Pepper to taste
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
1 bottle of clam juice
1. Preheat oven to 450°F with 1 rack in the top third of oven and 1 rack in the bottom third of oven.
2. Create liquid seasoning: Pour clam juice in a deep bowl then add melted butter, Old Bay Seasoning and Mrs. Dash then set aside.
3. Toss together potatoes, corn, onions, oil, and season with salt and pepper and place on an aluminum-foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Spread evenly and roast in a pre-heated oven on the bottom rack until potatoes are just tender (about 20 minutes). Be sure the entire sheet pan is covered tight with the aluminum foil since steam will be needed to help cook this meal. Once done, remove the foil-covered baking sheet from the oven and add seafood, sausage, thyme, and rosemary to the baking sheet of vegetables.
4. Drizzle the liquid seasoning all over the baking sheet to coat the seafood and vegetables.
5. Bake at 450°F on top rack just until clams and mussels begin to open (8 to 10 minutes).
Garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately.