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Monday, June 11, 2012

Summer Seafood Feast {w/ food}

This past weekend Steven and I celebrated our good friend Travis’ 30th birthday. Steven and Travis have been friends for nearly 18 years (holy cow!).

Travis’ parents have a love for the finer things in life – stinky cheese, fine wine, and great food. Yum!

To celebrate this momentous occasion Travis’ dad prepared a feast. We had Alaskan King Crab legs, muscles, jumbo shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn on the cob. It was all cooked together in a HUGE aluminum bucket pot.

The pot was filled with chicken stock, water, and old bay seasoning. Easy peasy, right? The result was sublime. I love seafood and this was definitely the best I’ve ever had. The addition of Andouille and sweet sausage perfectly complemented the seafood. And the corn on the cobb? Yeah, it was amazing too. Steven doesn’t even like corn and he had two pieces.

The best part of the meal? No utensils. Everyone used their hands. 

We paired the meal with 2 bottles of  Grand Cru Chardonnay (fancy schmancy). Grand Cru is a regional classification that describes the terrain in which the grapes are grown. One was from 2000, the other 2005. I'm no wine connossieur, but lately have taken an interest in educating myself on viticulture and oenology. It's fascinating really.

It was so fun to be a guest at this dinner and sit back and enjoy all the lovely food. But I was also inspired to throw a fancy dinner party myself... anybody want to join me? 


  1. We call this kind of dish a Low Country Boil...I've never had it with crab or muscles, but I will have to try it!

    1. Ooh I like your name for it. Sounds so authentic :)

  2. This reminds me of a fancy version of a crawfish boil I went to in New Orleans a couple months ago. The crawfish were boiled in a huge pot with potatoes, corn on the cob, sausage, garlic, mushrooms & pineapple and everyone ate with their hands. It was quite the experience.

    1. I like the idea of adding mushrooms and pineapple.


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