This line of seaside-inspired cookware would make for excellent Father’s Day or wedding gifts—just saying.
LeCreuset stockpot
Credit: LeCreuset

With the release of their latest stock pot line, Le Creuset has me ecstatic about planning the most epic seafood boil of the summer. I love seafood boils; they’re a great opportunity to gather friends and family to enjoy delicious food—food that truly feels like something special—in a casual setting. After all, no one really cares about formalities when you’re sitting around a newspaper-lined table, all going in for well-seasoned corn, shrimp, crawfish, potatoes, and sausages.

The new line of Le Creuset Seafood Stockpots includes three pieces, an 8-quart pot ($100), a 12-quart pot ($120), and a 16-quart pot ($160), to fit your various entertaining needs. (Of course, you can also opt to purchase just your favorite design/size, rather than going for the trio.) The steel stock pots are coated in enamel to ensure rapid boiling, and the lids are designed to help lock in moisture and flavor. These stock pots work on all cooking surfaces (including induction) and are dishwasher safe. Each is beautifully designed with a different crustacean etched in a vintage style on the exterior.

Even if you aren’t planning on hosting a big-time seafood boil anytime soon, these pots are perfect for steaming crab, lobster, or mussels for a simple dinner. When the weather cools down, you can also use these sturdy stock pots to make a batch of our virally popular easy chili recipe (which really is as easy is it sounds). They’re also great to make your other favorite soups, as well as actual stock with—hence the name, stock pot. If you save your leftover chicken bones or even hold on to your leftover shellfish shells after a boil, you can make a batch of flavorful homemade stock to freeze and pull out whenever you need.

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