Your Simple Breakdown of the Ultimate Summer Seafood Boil
Hellllooo summer! Summer in Jax is many things, but the intense heat and sunny beaches are at the core of our summer experience. What pairs better with June through August in Florida than an ice cold drink and some amazing fresh seafood? Nothing, that’s what. Whether you call it a Seafood Boil, Frogmore Stew or keep it southern and dub it a Lowcountry, we’re here with your simple guide on how to make your own.
The Meat and Seafood are the Stars of the Show
Let’s start with the good stuff. The classic favorites to throw in a boil include jumbo shrimp, spicy sausage, crab legs and clams. Trust us, it pays off to keep the seafood as local and fresh as possible.
Because of the short ingredient list, it’s more important than ever to use the highest quality ingredients. We love to use Mayport shrimp in our seafood boils for that burst of sweetness. Reach out to your local fishmonger for access to the freshest, best quality seafood you can find.
Focus on the Perfect Combo of Flavors and Seasonings
This is where it’s your time to shine with customization! Play around with a combination of freshly sliced lemons, cajun seasoning and unique spices to really bring the ingredients to life.
If the recipe calls for half a cup of sea salt, just go for it. The proportions might seem intimidating, but the end result makes it all worth it. Squeeze in a couple of lemons, use all the salt you need and reap the benefits.
Fresh Vegetables will Make or Break Your Boil
Read this sentence then read it again — do NOT use frozen vegetables for your seafood boil. Splurge for the good stuff when you’re at the grocery store. Red potatoes, corn, garlic cloves and yellow onions are all staples of a classic seafood boil.
Want to have a little fun with the traditional Lowcountry? Play around with different veggie combinations to customize the flavor. You’ll find your favorite recipe after a while that’s completely unique to you and your family.
Stop by the Fish Camp for the Freshest Seafood You’ll Find
Your first step through the front doors at North Beach Fish Camp leads you to a large display of our fresh catches. While you wait for the hostess to look up your reservation, take a peek at our specials board and featured fish for the day.
There are plenty of wonderful dishes on our menu, but you just have to give the Broiled Seafood Platter with Cod, Shrimp and Scallops with Lemon Parsley Butter a try. It’s our rendition of a classic seafood boil!
Come on by this summer to sample some of our seasonal favorites! Make sure you follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with the North Beach Fish Camp happenings.