Tasty Tips for Hosting a Summer Seafood Boil Party

Looking for a new way to celebrate summer? Why not host a seafood boil party? Despite what many believe, a seafood boil is quite simple. Requiring little prep work and only one big pot for cooking, this hands-on meal is full of flavor and fun. Plus, seafood boils are easy to customize to your taste preferences and you can find everything you need at your local Foodtown supermarket! Read on to discover how to host your own seafood boil party.

Boiled Seafood Recipes to Please Every Palate

Whether you prefer the simplicity of a basic shrimp boil or prefer to go all-out with a Lowcountry Boil of shrimp, crab, and sausage, there really is no right or wrong way to enjoy this summer staple! Choose as little or as many varieties of shellfish as you’d like, flavor the broth to your preference, and add each ingredient according to their cooking time. Use these guidelines to ensure just the right amount of ingredients for each guest and just the right preparation:

When preparing the broth, go bold and spicy or mild and flavorful—either way, you can’t go wrong! Start off with a large pot filled about ¾ of the way with water and add one whole bulb of garlic cut in half, the juice of about one lemon, a few dashes of salt, and a couple bay leaves. From there, play around with the flavor by adding your choice of the following spices and produce:

  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Hot Sauce
  • Old Bay Seasoning

As you plan your seafood boil party, don’t forget the extras! Melted butter is a classic condiment while lemon wedges are another crowd favorite.

Host a Successful Seafood Boil with Help from Foodtown

Hosting your first seafood boil party is easy with a little help from Foodtown. Visit our seafood and meat departments for some additional insight into preparation methods and while you’re there, remember to stock up on extra sturdy napkins!

Locate a Foodtown supermarket near you to prepare for your seafood boil party. Before your visit, download our digital coupons app for extra savings on top of already impressive prices.