Chef Kenny Gilbert Blogs: Spice Up Your Weekend Tailgate with This Easy Seafood Boil

11/19/2015 at 06:03 PM ET

Kenny Gilbert Seafood Boil recipe
Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen; Agnes Lopez

To celebrate Super Bowl 50, we’ve partnered with Taste of the NFL and their chef partners all season long. The charity helps to raise awareness and funds via the season-long Kick Hunger Challenge. For more information or to donate to your favorite team’s city, visit their website, and be sure to check every Thursday for a new game day recipe from your favorite celebrity chefs. Here, Chef Kenny Gilbert gives us his recipe for Shrimp and Crab Seafood Boil.

This shrimp and crab boil is great for game day entertainment because it’s a fun, interactive conversation starter all on its own.

It’s an easy one-pot recipe that has loads of great flavor. The best part? You can make it all beforehand, then spend the game watching the excitement and chowing down on succulent seafood.

RELATED: Wolfgang Puck’s Beer Can Chicken Recipe Is What Your Tailgate Needs

Shrimp and Crab Seafood Boil
Serves 6
2 qt. chicken ctock
2 qt. shrimp stock
2 cup lemon juice
1 cup cajun spice
½ cup minced garlic (store brought jar)
½ cup granulated garlic
½ cup soy sauce
2 tbsp. salt
4 tbsp. scallions, diced
2 lbs. shrimp, head on
2 lbs. snow crab legs
4 each red bliss potatoes
2 ears corn, shucked and cut into thirds
2 links andouille sausage, cut in half

1. In a large pot, combine stocks, lemon juice, cajun spice, chopped garlic, granulated garlic, soy sauce and salt to make the broth. Bring to a boil.

2. Add potatoes, corn and sausage to the broth and cook for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Continue cooking and add the crab legs to the broth and continue cooking for 3 minutes,  then add shrimp to the broth and cook for 4 more minutes.

3. Strain the seafood, vegetables and sausage out of the broth and place into a large serving platter or pot.

4. Pour 8 oz. of spiced garlic butter over seafood (recipe below). Garnish with scallions and serve with lemon wedges and remaining garlic butter.

RELATED: The Best Concessions from Every NFL Stadium in the Country

Spiced Butter
1 lb. butter
¼ c. minced garlic
3 tbsp. cajun spice
¼ cup granulated garlic
1 cup lemon juice
¼ c. soy sauce
1 tbsp. salt

Combine all ingredients into a pot. Bring to a simmer, stirring often, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and reserve until ready to serve.

RELATED: Alex Guarnaschelli Blogs: Win Taco Tuesday with These Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

Share this story:

Your reaction:

The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
Skip to content
Join Now
PetHero: Save 25% at the vet; get toys, treats and a 24/7 lost pet conciergeLearn More


The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

Posted on

On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

Powered by VIP
Add A Comment reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 1 comments

Sibyl Arnet on

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters