One recipe for a seafood boil uses 2 pounds of snow crab legs, 1 pound of uncooked shrimp, 1 pound of smoked sausage, red potatoes and sweet corn on the cob. Season boiling water with 1 to 2 boxes of Zatarain's crab boil, and cook the firm ingredients first, reserving the seafood. Remove the firm ingredients, cook the seafood, and serve the seafood boil on a large platter. CDKitchen offers a seafood boil recipe that uses lobster.
Bring 6 to 8 quarts of water to a rolling boil in a large stock pot, add the Zatarain's crab boil and red potatoes, and cook the ingredients for 15 minutes. Cut the sausage into 2-inch pieces, and add them to the boil along with halved corn on the cob. Continue cooking until the potatoes are tender. Remove the ingredients from the water with a slotted spoon, and place them on a large platter. Add the seafood ingredients, and cook them according to the preparation instructions. Arrange all ingredients on the platter to serve.
CDKitchen's recipe for a seafood boil uses 2 split lobster tails, 1/2 pound of clams, 1 pound of jumbo shrimp, 1/2 pound of mussels and 1/2 pound of sea scallops. Parboil 4 large quartered red potatoes and 2 halved ears of corn in a large Dutch oven. Add the seafood, 12 peeled garlic cloves, 4 8-ounce bottles of clam juice, 2 cups of white wine and 1/2 cup of seafood boiling spices. Cover the mixture loosely, and cook it on high for 20 minutes. Garnish it with 2 quartered lemons to serve.