1 1/2cupskosher saltor whatever you have on hand, adjust for bigger or smaller pot
1cupvinegarwhite wine or rice vinegar
1containerOld Bay seasoning74g container
1Tbsp.peppercornswhole or cracked
2largeonionspeeled and cut into quarters
1headgarliccloves peeled and smashed
1jalapeno pepperhalved and seeded (may omit if you don't want the spice)
1canartichoke heartscanned in water or fresh (may be omitted if you prefer)
Seasoning Saltto taste, optional
1/2 to 1linkHarvest Meats Double Smoked Farmer's Sausageper person
3 to 4baby potatoescut in half, per person
1earcorn on the cobfresh shucked, per person
1 to 1 1/2lbs.crab legs in shellper person
1/2 to 1lb.raw shrimpunpeeled
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
ginormous potoutdoor propane turkey fryer works great
plastic table cloth
butcher or brown craft paper
crackers/tools for getting into crab legs
Add water to large pot to just under 3/4 full. Start heating the water and add the salt, vinegar, Old Bay seasoning, bay leaves, and peppercorns.
Set your table by laying down a disposable plastic table cloth, then butcher or brown paper over top.
Set butter warmers and napkins along the edges of the table, making sure there's plenty of open space in the middle of the table. TIP: melt the butter on the stove beforehand and pour into the warmers.
Once the water is boiling, add onions, garlic, jalapeno, artichoke, sausages, and potatoes. Cook for about 15 minutes.
Add the corn and crab legs and cook for about 10 minutes more.
Add the shrimp and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, depending how big the shrimp are.
Wear silicone heat-proof gloves and rubber boots, and carefully strain the food through the colander part of the turkey fryer. Make sure everyone is clear of the table and dump the drained food onto the table.
Eat with your hands and don't be afraid to toss a few potatoes or shrimp to someone who needs them. Pour a little seasoning salt on the table for yourself to dip into if needed.
TIP: The melted butter is extra delicious with a crushed garlic clove and/or a splash of vinegar or lemon.
Submitted by The Supper Mom form Northern Alberta!
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