German Brat Seafood Boil Recipe
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German Brat Seafood Boil Recipe

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The grilled bratwurst and onion add a smoky flavor to corn, potatoes and fish for a hearty meal that's always a hit with my family. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (19 ounces) uncooked bratwurst links
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 bottles (12 ounces each) beer or 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup seafood seasoning
  • 5 medium ears sweet corn, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1 medium lemon, halved
  • 1 pound cod fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 553 calories, 28g fat (9g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1620mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. Grill bratwurst, covered, over medium heat, turning frequently, until meat is no longer pink, 15-20 minutes. Grill onion, covered, until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes on each side. Cut bratwurst into 2-in. pieces.
  2. In a stockpot, combine water, beer and seafood seasoning; add corn, potatoes, lemon, bratwurst and onion. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 15-20 minutes. Stir in cod; cook until fish flakes easily with a fork, 4-6 minutes. Drain; transfer to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as German Brat Seafood Boil in Taste of Home April/May 2017

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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sstetzel User ID: 158954 265507
Reviewed May. 4, 2017

"Hi mikenmarg,

The recipe is correct, it uses a half cup of seafood seasoning. Keep in mind that it's going into almost 3 quarts of liquid though."

mikenmarg User ID: 8582934 265482
Reviewed May. 3, 2017

"Sounds terrific, but seriously ... a half cup of Old Bay or something similar?"

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