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LeAnn’s “Let’s Sail Away” Crab Boil

August is here, and it’s a great time to gather family or friends to soak up those last days of summer. I love family-style meals such as a crab boil this time of year. The food is the star of the show and a vital part of the tablescape – decor optional! Additional elements included here are a large paper-sail, light blue taper candles, a few large flowers, and heavy white rope as nautical accents. You can also use other elements such as large seashells, coral or seaglass. Use whatever you have on hand that nods to the sea.

Centerpiece

Table Setting

I can’t wait to see what you create on your crab boil table! Tag me on IG @silvertoothhome and #silvertoothhome so I can share your celebration too. 

Crab Boil Menu

Fill a large stock pot halfway with cold water. Season with lemon peels, bay leaves, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Old Bay Seasoning, and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and add crab legs, sausage, potatoes, and corn until cooked. Strain water and serve on a large galvanized tray, newspaper or parchment paper –  enjoy your meal with guests, family style!

Give each guest a bowl of garlic butter for dipping as well as lemons for squeezing (wrapped in cheesecloth and tied with twine to avoid seeds). 

Include special beverages and desserts such as a tiered lemon cake or frozen treat to beat the heat. 

For full instructions visit the blog at silvertoothhome.com/blog/crabboil. Enjoy!

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