Get a large pot to boil on the stove or order a stockpot if you want to boil many at once. You will also need a pair of tongs for maneuvering the crabs in and out of the pot. You may want salt or Old Bay seasoning as well.
choose your sides
Great options to serve alongside crab include cornbread, grilled veggies, coleslaw, cheese grits, toasted baguettes, or red beans and rice. You can also add potatoes, corn on the cob, or sausage into the pot when you boil the crabs.
Make sure you have condiments on hand. We suggest lemon, butter, and hot sauce.
plan the decor
You can go all out with a nautical theme or just keep it casual and summery with bright colors. Try a galvanized bucket for serving iced drinks and hang some string lights if you’re outside.
prepare for a mess
Eating crab can get messy, so provide your guests with towelettes or napkins. Crab boils are casual, so don’t hesitate to put a paper towel roll on the table in place of napkins.
You can demonstrate yourself or print out directions on cards. Here’s a how-to
Aquatico Crab Platter
Crab Serving Bowl
It’s seafood boil tradition to dump out the pot on the table and let everyone help themselves. Make sure to put down foil first or layers of newspaper for easy clean up. Provide skewers so people can help themselves to potatoes and sausage. Leave bowls on the table for guests to dispose of corn cobs and shells.
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