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Jerk Butter Seafood Boil

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This is not your average seafood boil, this jerk butter seafood boil version has a spicy twist and of course, packed with loads of flavor. This jerk butter seafood boil comes loaded with snow crab leg clusters, jumbo shrimp, slices of hot Italian sausages, creamy russet potatoes, and juicy corn all topped off with a spicy jerk butter baked in a roasting pan for a spicy, flavorful & addictive dish.

It’s a complete meal in one pot that’s perfect for feeding a crowd.

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What is Seafood Boil?

A seafood boil is a delicious Southern-American staple that can easily be prepared in one pot. A Seafood boil typically has all sorts of seafood: crab, crawfish, clams, etc. Usually, corn and red potatoes are boiled along with the seafood in a broth flavored with copious amounts of Old Bay seasoning. The best part? There are no plates or silverware for a seafood boil. It’s traditionally served on a table lined with paper, often with even Old Bay seasoning. For this seafood boil recipe, we’re skipping the Old Bay and replacing it was a delicious sweet and spicy jerk butter for more of a Caribbean vibe.

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What Is Jerk Butter?

Jerk butter is a compound butter infused with Jamaican jerk seasoning. It’s the perfect mix of spicy and sweet. Compound butter is one of the most versatile things to keep on hand. It’s easy to make and the details can be found on the recipe card.

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Ingredient Rundown

Ingredients To Make Jerk Butter Seafood Boil

Seafood – You’re not limited in your choice of seafood. For this recipe I used Raw jumbo shrimp (deveined, shell and tail on) & king crab legs.
Hot Italian Sausage – I love the spiciness and flavor of the hot Italian sausage. You can use the Andouille sausage.
Fresh corn – I recommend fresh corn instead of the frozen variety which tend to be mushy well cook. Fresh corn just taste better (in my opinion)
Potatoes – I prefer and use russet potatoes. You can also use the red potatoes. Most people prefer the red because they are firmer than the russet when cooked. I enjoy the “mushiness” of russet. The choice of potato is completely up to you.
Parsley and lemon wedges for garnishing (optional)

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Ingredients To Make Jerk Butter

Butter (salted or unsalted) I recommend real butter and not butter substitutes. The Real butter taste is unmatched.
Custom SeasoninCaribbean Seasoning Blendg Blend – this is my holy grail of seasonings. It’s a blend of my favorite fresh seasons. The custom blend adds another layer of flavor to the jerk butter seafood boil.
Jerk seasoning – This brings that spiciness and Caribbean flavor in our jerk butter. You can use the bottled jerk seasoning, homemade jerk seasoning, or the dry jerk rub.
Fresh thyme – You can use fresh or dried thyme. Either one works.
Scotch bonnet peppers – bring flavor and heat. You can use them whole to add flavor only or you can add slices for more intense heat. If scotch bonnet peppers are not readily available in your area you can use habanero. You can also leave it out. It’s completely up to you.
Dry Bay leaves – adds flavor.
Pink Himalayan Salt – the choice and amount of salt used is completely up to you. The salt will bring out all the flavors in the dish.

*** The full recipe, including all ingredients, measurements, instructions, and recipe video  is located in the recipe card below.

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Can I Use Frozen Seafood In My Seafood Boil?

You absolutely can! Most frozen seafood comes precooked. Keep that in mind and adjust cooking time accordingly.

Can I Use a Dry Jerk Rub Instead Of The Wet Jerk Rub?

Yes, you can use the dry jerk rub to create your jerk butter.


Can I Cook Seafood Boil In An Oven Bag?

Yes, the seafood boil can easily be prepared in an oven bag. Oven bags are great and they save you time on clean up. They are super easy to use. I’ve added instructions on how you can prepare this jerk butter seafood boil recipe in an oven bag on the recipe card.

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What To Serve Seafood Boil With?

A seafood boil is perfect and complete on its own but you can pair it with your favorite side dish. Here are a few of my favorite sides to pair with my homemade seafood boil:

  • Yellow rice
  • Crusty french bread
  • Potato salad
  • French fries

Let me know in the comments what your side dish of choice is.

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What To Drink With Your Seafood Boil?

Don’t forget to grab some boozy libations on the way home from the grocery store. Boils are casual backyard parties – no need to grab the top-shelf Chardonnay. Opt for refreshing big-batch cocktails, locally brewed beers, or try out my personal favorite – Red Stripe Beer.

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Got Leftovers?

How To Store Leftover Seafood Boil In The Fridge?

You can store your leftover seafood boil in the fridge for 3-4 days. Store your leftovers in re-sealable plastic bags or in a large container with an airtight lid.
Need To Reheat?

Leftovers can be kept for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

How To Store Leftover Seafood Boil In The Freezer?

Store your leftover seafood boil in a covered airtight container with a lid, or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.

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Need To Reheat?

What’s the best way to reheat seafood boil?

The best way to reheat your jerk butter seafood boil is in the oven at a low temperature (275° Fahrenheit). The oven reheats food evenly and your food will taste just as fresh as when it was first cooked.

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Kraving More?

Check out my other krave-worthy Seafood Recipes, Summer Recipes or explore  The Recipe Index for even MORE KRAVE-WORTHY EATS.

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Jerk Butter Seafood Boil

Jerk Butter Seafood Boil

Recipe by Kerri-Ann Bryan

This jerk butter seafood boil comes loaded with snow crab leg clusters, shrimp, slices of hot Italian sausages, creamy potatoes, and juicy corn all topped off with a spicy jerk butter baked in a roasting pan for a spicy, flavorful & addictive dish.

Course: DinnerCuisine: CaribbeanDifficulty: Easy
5.0 from 6 votes


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Gather Your Ingredients

  • 2 pounds raw jumbo shrimp (deveined, shell and tail on)

  • 3 clusters king crab legs (pre-cooked)

  • 1 pack (5)hot Italian sausage (you can use the Andouille sausage)

  • 3 ears fresh corn, cut crosswise into 4-6 pieces.

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch bite-size pieces.

  • Parsley and lemon wedges for garnishing (optional)

  • Jerk Butter
  • 2 sticks butter (salted or unsalted)

  • 2 teaspoons Custom Seasoning Blend

  • 1 tablespoons jerk seasoning (or to taste)

  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 2 stalks scallion, chopped up

  • 2 whole scotch bonnet peppers, or slices

  • 4 whole of bay leaves

  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt(optional if you’re using salted butter)


  • Preheat oven to 400 º.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and add potato. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat. Add corn to the pot with potato and continue cooking for 8 – 10 minutes until corn and potato are cooked. Drain and set aside.
  • Rinse crab, shrimp & sausage with lemon juice and water then rinse with fresh water, drain and pat dry.
  • Add crab, shrimp to a medium-size bowl, drizzle with olive oil then sprinkle with all-purpose seasoning. Pat seasoning on crab and shrimp. Set aside.
  • Cut up sausages and set them aside.
  • Add crab, shrimp, sausage, and generously spoon jerk butter over everything.
  • Cover and bake for 20-30 minutes until sausages are cooked to desired doneness.
  • How To Make Jerk Butter
  • Add custom seasoning blend (if using)
  • Add jerk seasoning, thyme, scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, and bay leaves to melted butter.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes to allow all the flavors to combine.
  • Taste and adjust for salt.
  • Remove from the heat source and set aside.
  • Give thanks, serve warm and enjoy.
  • How to Make Jerk Butter Seafood Boil Recipe In An Oven Bag
  • Place all your ingredients in the oven bag then pour the jerk butter into the bag. Mix thoroughly to coat. ***Dont’s forget to cook the potatoes and corn separately before adding them to the oven bag.
  • Close the bag and seal it with the tie.
  • Cut 6 half-inch slits in the top of the bag to let the steam out.
  • Pour seafood boil in a serving tray.
  • Toss out the oven bag for fast and easy cleanup.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemons and enjoy!
  • Bake until the seafood has cooked through.
  • Cut open bag (be careful bag is hot).

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Kerri’s Recipe Tips

  • Jumbo shrimp works best for this recipe. They tend to stay plump and juicy when cooked.
  • You can use any variety of crab or any combination of seafood.
  • Fresh corns are usually best.
  • When prepping, place diced uncooked potatoes in cold water until ready to use. This prevents the potatoes from going black before you’re ready to use them. Additionally, You can also use red potatoes.
  • The potatoes will take longer to cook, so cook them separately. You can also broil your seafood boil for 1-2 minutes to get crispy edges on everything.
  • I ALWAYS recommend reading through the recipe in full a couple of times before starting. That way you know exactly what to expect and you can prep accordingly.
  • Gather all your ingredients before cooking. This way you don’t forget to add an ingredient or two. Believe me, It has happened so many times so I use “mise en place” to save my sanity and the recipe.
  • For your convenience, you can automatically generate a shopping list of all the ingredients + save the recipe (below scroll ↓).

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 79.35g 122%
    • Sodium 1108.29mg 47%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 30.48g 10%
      • Sugars 5.4g
    • Protein 56.32g 113%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. For more information read our Nutritional Disclaimer.


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