How to Throw a Backyard Seafood Boil Party

Since eating seafood like lobster, crab and peel-and-eat shrimp is both a deluxe food experience and a hands-on activity, it's great for a party—especially in the summer. Boiling up a large pot of shellfish with all the fixings of a classic low-country boil—potatoes, smoked sausage, Old Bay seasoning and plenty of melted butter for dipping—is one of the easiest ways to feed a crowd. The benefits are endless:

The Only Dinner Menu You Need to Serve Up an Amazing Holiday Feast


Hosting the big family feast this year or having a holiday dinner party with friends? If you haven't already put together your plan, start with this festive (and impressive) holiday dinner menu. We'll help you pull it off with a printable shopping list, prep-ahead tips, step-by-step instructions, and—of course—all the mouthwatering recipes you need. This menu is made to serve 12 people, with some leftovers.