...for a big 'ol Louisiana Shrimp Boil!
This is a meal we've been craving to have again after our good friend, Une Autre Mere, threw a fabulous Mardi Gras party last year!
A Shrimp Boil is actually easier than I thought it would be! Just get the ingredients all ready to go and set the timer! Here's the step-by-step...
Spicy Shrimp Boil
1 lemon, quartered
5 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2 1/2 teaspoons cayenne, divided
2 bay leaves
4 garlic cloves, minced
8 small potatoes
4 ears of corn, shucked and halved
1 pound kielbasa (sausage), sliced into 1 in. pieces (optional...it was our back-up in case the kids didn't like the shrimp...which they didn't...yeah, more for us!)
3/4 - 1 pound large shrimp, in shell
Squeeze lemon juice into 4 quarts of water in a large pot.
Stir in lemon quarters, cajun seasoning, 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, bay leaves, garlic, potatoes, and 2 tablespoons sea salt.
Bring to a boil, then simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are almost tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
Increase heat to high, then add corn and simmer, partially covered, 4 minutes.
Stir in sausage and shrimp and cook until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes.
(It does take awhile to bring the pot back up to a boil...)
The shrimp will curl and turn pink when it is cooked through.
Drain sausage, shrimp, potatoes, and corn.
Serve with a little dipping sauce of melted butter mixed with cajun seasoning.
Yum! There are no eating pictures available. Sorry! Corn-on-the-cob just doesn't seem to photograph super beautiful when it's being chowed down! Trust me...this is one super delicious summer meal!