Friday, July 24, 2009

[JessFinds] Summer Food - Cajun Shrimp Boil

I am now officially addicted to summer Shrimp (crab, lobster, etc...) boils.

We used the Louisiana brand boil seasonings but I am also eager to try Slap Ya Mama and the one we just saw on the Food Network (Alton Brown) for a Crawfish Boil with a homemade spice recipe.

Last night's boil for 20 went something like this:

Turkey fryer (w/ insert) filled 2/3 with water
Add 2 packets of the Louisiana brand seasonings
2 tablespoons of the Louisana brand seasoning oil concentrate
Bring to a full boil

4 heads of garlic w/ the tops cut off (and much of the skin removed)
Boil for 15 min.

Approx. 2 small red bliss potatoes per person (we used about 35)
Boil for 8 min

Aprox. 1/2 ear of corn per person (we used ten)
Boil for 5 min.

Sausage - we used 4 pkgs. Polish Kielbasa. Each rope cut in to about 12 pieces.
Boil for 8 min.

3 onions quartered
2-3 lemon's halved (squeeze juice in to the pot, throw the lemons in)
Boil for 3 min.

Shrimp. We used SIX pounds of Large easy peel n' eat shrimp. Tail on and deveined.
Boil for 5 min.

Pull out the insert and let the water drain off. Pour contents out on to a paper covered table or on to a big tray (or two) and let people dig in.

You will want extra sliced lemons, cocktail sauce, butter, salt, pepper, tobasco or other hot sauces. Best with cheap beer.

No comments: