Summer is never complete without exciting vacations and sun baths in Greensboro or another attractive holiday destination. But it is always disappointing if you cannot have long-planned, fresh seafood to eat. The first thing that comes to mind is ordering seafood boil in Greensboro online from a seafood restaurant. The second thing is the price which makes it a costly option and hence plans canceled! Moreover, seafood ordered online lacks the original unique seafood flavor. The best option that you now have is to make it at home.

Many do not build up enough confidence to try seafood recipes at home. But now you have to, it is not so tricky to try the seafood at home. We have presented here the signature seafood boil Greensboro recipe. It will guide you that how can you make seafood boil sauce at home.


seafood boil in Greensboro

What is Seafood Boil?

One of the most favorite dishes of all seafood lovers is the seafood boil. It is special as the seafood boil enables you to enjoy the luxurious taste of whole seafood in one bowl. Tossed in a flavored and spicy sauce, a seafood boil is a mixture of various kinds of seafood. It may include crab legs, crabs, shrimps, clams, crawfish, or any other fish you can think of. Sauces that work well with seafood are lemon garlic butter sauce and creamy garlic sauce.

This collective meal will provoke you to lick your fingers. Let us help you to pick the perfect ingredients. Along with seafood boil sauce, we will have provided this seafood boil recipe as a complementary item.


In the first step, you have to select the best ingredients and prepare them accordingly. It is a common approach that the organization of ingredients before cooking makes your work faster and easier. It is important to decide the number of extenders as you know that seafood is a bit expensive. We listed here popular choices that were also present in the seafood boil we ate in Red Crab Juicy Seafood restaurant.

  • You can add corn to the cob. Either use white, yellow, or any other type of corn available. To use corn, it is better to slice it into 4 parts.
  • Add potatoes into it if you like. Use regular, red, or any sort of potatoes available locally. Add the soft and small potatoes at last while cooking the seafood boil.
  • You can use any sausage of your choice e.g., chicken sausage. But the commonly used sausages in the seafood boil include andouille or kielbasa.
  • Seafood boil allows you to use any seafood that you like and skip any that you do not like. You can either use crab legs, crabs, shrimps, clams, crawfish, or any other fish you like. The better option is to get fresh seafood but if not accessible, you can also use frozen one. Rinse everything well while buying the seafood. To get rid of sticky material, brush the clams and crab legs. For better cleaning slice the lobster into two halves. Using the frozen seafood, do check the label first. Some of them may require less cooking time as they may be precooked. To add more flavor, leave the shrimp skin.
  • Thyme, hot sauce, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika altogether serve as a seasoning for the seafood. You can yourself prepare Cajun seasoning using all the mentioned herbs if you doubt the perfect combination of them. Cajun seasoning is hard to adjust the taste according to your demands but makes our cooking easier.


Making seafood boil is not rocket science. It just refers to boiling all the ingredients together. Some also prefer mixing the raw materials in a sheet pan with the sauce and cooking it in the oven. Here we will follow the conventional way to get the original flavor and texture.

Select a pot that has a great size to accommodate all the ingredients together. Add enough water to the pot so that the ingredients can dip in and boil. Now add the seasoning and herbs that we mentioned above. For an additional flavor, you can add onion, garlic, lemon, and other seasonings which you like. Add seasonings according to your taste. Bring to boil. First add corn and potatoes, then extenders if you want to use any. To avoid overcooking, remove the cooked ingredients and give space to the sausages and seafood. Add ingredients in a particular order, depending upon the cooking time they need. Once cooked, drain water out of all the ingredients and add boil to the serving dish.

Seafood Boil Sauce

While enjoying a seafood boil in Greensboro, we came across this sauce. Since then, we are in love with it. Here is its simple recipe.


  • Parsley: Chopped
  • Salt and sugar: Add to taste
  • Thyme: 1 tbsp.
  • Red pepper flakes: 1 tbsp.
  • Cayenne pepper: 1 tbsp.
  • Paprika: 3 tbsp.
  • Old Bay seasoning: 3 tablespoons (tbsp.)
  • Lemon: 1 juiced
  • Garlic: 1 whole diced
  • Onion: 1 whole diced
  • Olive oil: ¼ cup
  • Unsalted butter: 2 bars


Take a frying pan and add two tbsp. of olive oil and butter into it. Melt it over medium flame and sauté the garlic and onions in it. In order to make this sauce spicy, add seasoning to it. Continue to add the seasoning gradually unless you reach the spiciness you need. Stir the mixture continuously. Now add the remaining butter to it and let it melt to form a uniform texture. The sauce is ready. Add this sauce to your seafood and mix it well. Use parsley to garnish it and improve its presentation. Happy Eating!

Precautions in Cooking Seafood

None wants to eat rubbery and mushy seafood. In order to avoid cooking such food, make sure that you are giving proper cooking time to various types of seafood. This guide also helps you to figure out what should you cook first and what at the last. Also, read the labels on the seafood for more information. Check out this brief guide to learn about cooking time:

  • The longest time required in seafood cooking is for Crab Legs. It requires 10 minutes for cooking frozen pre-cooked crab and 20 minutes for cooking the raw one.
  • It requires 8 to 12 minutes to cook a lobster. But you can shorten the cooking time by slicing them in two halves.
  • For clams, cooking time is 5 to 10 minutes.
  • The least time required in seafood cooking is for the shrimp. It only needs two to three minutes.