Norwegian seafood boil called krabbelag is enjoyed by all. Seafood is abundant and delicious in Norway. King crabs, various crabs, lobsters, shrimp, mussels, clams are all loved.
They flavor the boiling water with dill and thyme which adds a lovely flavor to the seafood.
This is typically served outside in a rustic setting. I actually made this for about 40 people celebrating my Dad’s 90th Birthday. It was fun and everybody loved it.
The seafood was served with melted butter and mayonnaise.
I threw into the pot some potatoes, corn and sausages. The live lobster was a big hit with the kids.
Once cooked it is all placed on a table and let everyone have at it. It is meant to be eaten with your hands and messy. It is a fun and communal way of enjoying a meal.
We made some special mallets for the occasion and served it with cute little pails for the shells and a washcloth for easy clean up. Of course bibs were also in order, I found some cute ones with a lobster on them( see link below).
A seafood boil is a really great way to celebrate a milestone birthday!
Here are a few things you may find helpful for your seafood feast.
Norwegian Seafood Boil (Krabbelag)
- 2 1/2 lbs baby potatoes
- 1 lb sausage
- 1 lobster 3-4 lbs
- 2 lbs crab
- 2 lbs shrimp
- 1 lb mussels
- 1 lb Clams
- 1 bunch Dill
- 2 Tablespoons thyme
- 1 lb butter melted
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 lemons quartered
- In a large 10 Quart pot bring water to a boil and add in seasonings Dill and Thyme
- Add in the potatoes first, then the sausage
- Add in the lobster
- Add in crab
- Add in the mussels and clams
- After 10 minutes drain and serve
- Serve with melted butter, mayo and lemons