Seafood Boil


  • Shrimps or Prawns – cleaned and deveined, with legs removed
  • Mussels 
  • Lobster tails 
  • Crab legs 
  • Corn 
  • Potatoes 
  • Boiled water 
  • Butter 
  • Smoked sausage 
  • Boiled eggs 
  • 2 Fresh Lemons 
  • 1 big onion


  • Minced garlic 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • Paprika 
  • Cayenne Pepper 
  • Cajun seasoning 
  • Oregano 
  • Chilli flakes (optional) 
  • Onion Powder


For the Boil

  1. Boil 1 litre of water in a pot and add all the seasonings and the juice of 1 lemon. 
  2. First boil the potatoes in it for 20 minutes or until they are cooked and then add the corn, then the seafood.

Please note that prawn’s cooking time is 5-6 minutes as soon as they turn orange, lobster tails are 7 minutes and mussels are 3-4 minutes. Add the smoked sausage as well as the eggs and cook for 2 minutes and take everything out of the mixture and set aside.


For the Butter Sauce

  1. On a separate pan add 1 tablespoon of Willowcreek olive oil, 1tablespoon of butter
  2. Once it has melted add onion and sauté till soft , add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and then add all the seasonings and toast them.
  3. Squeeze the juice of another lemon onto the pan and then add 4 tbsp of butter gradually stirring and then add 1 spoon of the seafood broth for balance.
  4. Cook until all the spices have been mixed and cooked then pour over your seafood boil and serve.


This recipe is from Nwabisa Lisa.