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Using Maryland blue crabs and shrimp as the seafood and to feed 8-10 are some Recipes for a seafood boil:

Low Country Seafood Boil
2 dozen cherrystone clams
12 small red potatoes
12 small onions
1 tablespoon salt
1 dozen live blue crabs
1 (3 ounce) package crab boil
3 heads garlic
4-6 lemons, halved
1 cup vinegar
12 ears fresh corn
1 1/2 lbs unpeeled large raw shrimp
melted butter
seafood cocktail sauce

1. Scrub clams, set aside.
2. Fill a 5- or 6-gallon pot about 2 thirds full with water;bring to a boil.
3. Add potatoes, onions, and salt; cover and cook over high heat 20 minutes.
4. Add clams, crabs, crab boil, garlic, lemons, and vinegar; cook an additional 10 minutes.
5. Add corn, and cook 5 minutes.
6. Remove from heat, and add shrimp; let stand in water 5 minutes.
7. Drain off water.
8. Arrange boiled seafood and vegetables on a large serving platter.
9. Serve with melted butter and cocktail sauce.
we usually throw everything in a large pot - seafood, corn on the cob, new potatoes, pre-cooked andouille sausage. i'd say for 8-10, you need about 6 lbs of seafood. throw in one of those Old Bay teabag-type spice packs and maybe 4 quarts of water, and let her rip. it usually only takes about 5 minutes of boiling, then line a table with newspaper and dump everything out.
Zatarain's-Style Seafood Boil:

40 min 10 min prep
4 lbs. of seafood

4 tablespoons yellow mustard seeds
3 tablespoons coriander seeds
2 tablespoons allspice berries
2 tablespoons dill seeds
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon whole cloves
8 bay leaves
cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce
To the boil I personally also like to add
1 lemon, sliced
4-6 cloves garlic, slivered or sliced

1. Combine all dry ingredients (except salt) in a square of cheesecloth and tie with string.
2. Bring a large pot of water (enough for about 4 pounds of seafood) to a boil, add the bag of seasoning, salt and cayenne pepper or hot sauce.
3. At this point, I also like to add one lemon, sliced, and 4 to 6 cloves of garlic, slivered or sliced.
4. Let the seafood boil liquid simmer for at least 30 minutes or until water is tinted and seasoned.
5. Add seafood or vegetables, and cook until done.
6. Drain and ENJOY!

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