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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes

Seafood Boil

Type of Cuisine: American
Provided By: Tai Ito-Fernandez
Category: Local Favorite
From: Kapaʻa

"This recipe is special to me because it’s a family tradition. My grandma always makes Seafood Boil for our birthday dinner." -- Tai Ito Fernandez


1/2 cupOld Bay seasoning
8 clovesgarlic, smashed
3lobster tails
1 poundsmall Yukon gold potatoes, diced in half
4cobs of corn, cut into 2-1/2-inch pieces
1onion, peeled and cut into six wedges
1 lbclams, scrubbed
1 lbcrab legs, pre-cooked
1 lbsmoked sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 lbshrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tbspbutter
2 bunchesparsley, chopped


  1. Cut 2 lemons into halves. Slice the remaining lemon into wedges and reserve for garnish.
  2. Fill a large pot with 15 cups of water. Place the lemons halves in the water along with the onions, garlic and seasoning. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the Yukon potatoes to the pot and cook for 7-8 minutes
  4. Add lobster tails, corn, crab, clam and cook for 5 minutes
  5. Add the shrimp and sausage and cook for 2-3 minutes
  6. Use a strainer to drain your delicious seafood boil mixture from the pot; reserve a cup of broth from your mixture.
  7. Melt butter in a small bowl and whisk it into the reserved broth. Pour the broth over the seafood mixture.
  8. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay seasoning to taste, then serve immediately.
  9. Final step, enjoy your delicious seafood boil!

Recipe submitted by Tai Ito-Fernandez