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German Brat Seafood Boil

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


  • 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


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


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  • sstetzel
    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
    May 3, 2017

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