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Cajun Shrimp Boil For Dinner

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Cajun Shrimp Boils are a favorite easy Saturday night cook up at the Stokes’ house. Boiled Shrimp are certainly great hot, but I also like them the next day in a salad. We also have a great tasting Cocktail Sauce recipe and video so you can make your own cocktail sauce.|nShrimp Boils are a great southern tradition. In southeast like Georgia and the Carolinas, they call it a Low Country Boil. With a gathering of family or a large group of friends, people will fire up a propane burner and a gigantic pot of seasoned water and literally throw in anything that is good to boil in water; onion, garlic, potatoes, corn on the cob, hot dogs, andouille sausage, whole artichokes, and many more that I just can’t even think of right now – oh yes and don’t forget the shrimp, crabs, and crawfish.
Ingredients
  Water 6 Liter
  Canola oil/Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Zatarain s shrimp and crab boil mix 4 Ounce (1/2 cup)
  Distilled white vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Bay leaves 5
  Baby red potatoes 2 Pound
  Sweet onion 1 Large, quartered
  Garlic 2 Large, halved
  Lemons 3 Large, halved
  Sweet corn on the cob 2 Pound
  Fresh large shrimp 3 Pound
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Begin by filling the pot with water. Leave about 4-6 inches from the top of the pot to allow for filling all the shrimp and seasonings.
2. Then begin seasoning the water with oil, vinegar, shrimp & crab boil, salt, bay leaves, quartered sweet onion, and squeezed lemon juice.

MAKING
3. Bring water to a rolling boil. Allow to boil for 10 minutes.
4. Now drop in the baby red potatoes. Cook 8-10 minutes.
5. Then drop in the Corn on the Cob. Let the water return to a boil, and cook for 5 more minutes.
6. Finally, place in the shrimps. Boil for 5 minutes. Shrimp are done once they turn pink and rise to the top.
7. Turn off the burner and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
8. Carefully drain the shrimp and other ingredients.

SERVING
9. Serve the Cajun Boiled Shrimp immediately with corn and potatoes on a platter. Have butter and salt ready for the corn and potatoes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Cajun
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
5
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Scott.Nassans's picture
I was raised in the New Orleans area, and we used to have this many years ago. Oh, how I miss it! So, so yummy. Thanks for posting this video. :)