1-2 dashes Tabasco sauce
SEASONING FOR SAUCE (ADJ. LEVEL OF SPICINESS TO YOUR LIKING)
3 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
3 tablespoons Paprika
1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon Red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Lemon pepper seasoning, (optional depending on fresh lemon juice)
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Fill up a large stockpot with water, leaving enough room at the top to add the seafood. Add old bay seasoning, lemon, and bay leaves. Bring to a light boil.
Add the crab legs, sausage ,and corn. Cover with a lid and boil for 15 minutes.
Add the shrimp. Boil for 5 minutes (shrimp will turn pink, do not overcook).
Drain the water and remove bay leaves. Transfer to serving dish or leave in the stock pot.
Pour that delicious garlic butter sauce all over,, and/or reserve some sauce on the side to dip the seafood in (recipe below).
GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
Melt one stick of butter and olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add onions and sauté until they become translucent.
Add Garlic and saute for 30 seconds, stirring constantly so garlic doesn’t burn. Add juice of the lemon, and all the seasonings. Adjust cayenne and red pepper to your level of spiciness.
Add remaining 3 sticks of butter. Simmer until butter is melted, stirring constantly.
If using chicken broth, gently stir it into the mixture now. Pour over your favorite seafood and/or reserve some for dipping.
Chicken broth is used to “cut” the sauce. It does not take away from the flavor in any way. In fact- it’s great to add broth if trying to create more sauce, or pour directly over your seafood boil. Sauce can also be used for dipping.