Sunday Dinner: Cajun Shrimp Boil

You might have noticed from past posts that crawfish boils are an integral part of our summer, but sometimes we like to do mini versions just for the two of us at home. Since crawfish are hard to come by up here, we substitute shrimp and it’s just as tasty. The whole process is very easy and, if you serve it up on newspaper outside like we do, requires very little clean-up.

Sunday Dinner: Cajun Shrimp Boil

For a boil for 2-4 people, you will need:
  1 bag Zatarain’s Crawfish, Shrimp, and Crab Boil in a Bag (we also like to use this brand and just don’t add the cayenne and salt)
  3-4 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  1/4 cup Crystal hot sauce (you can add more if you like it spicy)
  2-3 bay leaves
  2-3 tablespoons salt

  4-6 lemons, halved
  1 head of garlic, peeled, cloves left whole
  1-2 onions peeled and quartered
  6 small dutch gold or red potatoes, left whole
  2-3 ears of corn, shucked and cut in half
  12 ounces button mushrooms, cleaned and left whole
  1 package smoked kielbasa, cut into small rounds
  1 lb raw shrimp, shell on
  Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning

Sunday Dinner: Cajun Shrimp Boil

Fill a large stock pot, preferably one with a strainer insert, just a little over halfway with water and bring to a boil. Add first group of ingredients. Let boil 10 minutes.

Keeping the pot at a boil, add lemons, garlic, and onions, juicing the lemons into the pot as you add them. Let boil 10 minutes.

Add corn, potatoes, and mushrooms and let boil 10 additional minutes.

Add kielbasa and cook 15 more minutes. While kielbasa is cooking, get 4 cups of ice ready to add at the end.

Finally, add the shrimp and cook until pink and curled (about 3-5 minutes). Remove from heat, add ice to stop the cooking process, and allow pot to sit for additional 5 minutes to enhance the flavor (note: you can skip this step and serve immediately if you want less spice).

Strain the pot, sprinkle and serve with Tony Chachere’s if you like, and enjoy!  If you’re a garlic fan like we are, try spreading the garlic on the potatoes!

Sunday Dinner: Cajun Shrimp Boil

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omg!!! yes!!!! i love this!

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Yummm!!! I'll have to try a mini one at some point this Summer! But it's probably a better idea to try the real thing first…
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I"ve always wanted to eat this. Looks so good.

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Your recipes are so dreamy. And I always find myself looking back at them because wheat and I don't get along (not gluten intolerant, it hurts though) and lots of your recipes exclude that.

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This looks amazing. I'm coming to your house!

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My mouth is watering just looking at this right now!

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I want all of this, right now. Shouldn't have skipped breakfast… šŸ˜‰

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Looks really good. I did a shrimp boil for fourth of July. I used a ton of Old Bay.

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This sounds lovely, thankyou for sharing
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looks amazing, love it

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This meal looks so delicious. Wonderful pictures! I will " attempt" to try this meal. šŸ™‚ Thank you for this Cajun Shrimp Boil recipe.

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This meal looks so delicious. Wonderful pictures! I will " attempt" to try this meal. šŸ™‚ Thank you for this Cajun Shrimp Boil recipe.

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Thanks for sharing this meal, gotta try it at home! The pictures and the meal itself looks so mouth-watering! šŸ™‚

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This looks SO yummy! Will definitely give this a try šŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

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This looks delicious! I love shrimps!

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I want to eat always … šŸ™‚
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I want to eat always … šŸ™‚
good good good

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mmm this looks like such a good recipe. I bet it was extremely tasteful.
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This looks delicious! I've always wanted to visit Louisiana and go to a crawfish boil. I heard they're delicious! I image getting good crawfish would be quite a task in DC so shrimp are a great alternative!

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