Seafood boil-up

By Rodney Bowers
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SERVES
4
 TO
6

Ingredients

BOIL UP

  • 2 litres water
  • 1 lemon, sliced, pith removed
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 3 sprigs fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons old seafood seasoning
  • 455 grams (1 lb) crab legs
  • 455 grams (1 lb) jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3-4 lobster tails
  • 907 grams (2 lb) large clams
  • 455 grams (1 lb) piece mahi mahi
  • 455 grams (1 lb) chorizo sausage
  • 4 ears fresh corn, cut into thirds
  • 907 grams (2 lb) mini potatoes

BUTTER SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed

Directions

BOIL UP

  1. Slice the lemon and onion and toss into a large pot.
  2. Add the fresh herbs and garlic.
  3. Add the butter, vinegar and seafood seasoning.
  4. Pour in water and place the pot over high heat and bring to a boil, then turn to a simmer, bringing the heat to medium.
  5. Add in the potatoes, chorizo sausage, corn and clams. Let cook/steam for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add in the remaining seafood, cook for five minutes.
  7. Turn the heat off and let sit for ten minutes.

BUTTER SAUCE

  1. Add the butter and garlic to a small pot and warm to melt.
  2. Stir in the hot sauce, honey, seafood seasoning and lemon juice.  Reduce heat and let cook for a couple minutes.

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