About 350 miles of Texas lies along the Gulf of Mexico where seafood is fresh and plentiful!
One of our family’s Christmas traditions is a Christmas Eve seafood boil.
There’s no recipe, really. Just toss in what you like. We use shrimp, crab legs, sweet corn, new potatoes, lemon halves and bay seasoning. Some families like to add celery, carrots, and/or onions–but that’s not happening if my brother-in-law is cooking! 🙂
Put your potatoes in the boiling spiced water first, since they take longer to get tender. Add the corn about 2 minutes later, then the crab legs, and the shrimp last. It won’t be long before the shrimp turn pink. Then we just dump everything into big foil pans and put it in the center of the table with plenty of butter and bowls of cocktail sauce. Mmmm!
Lord willing, I’ll be sharing this feast with family in a couple of days, so the Discover Texas blog will be taking a Christmas break until New Year’s Day.
I wish each of you a blessed Christmas.