Cajun Shrimp Boil
May 24, 2012 at 10:33 PM
- 8 pounds Anna Marie Shrimp (heads and shells on)
- 6 quarts water
- Liquid and/or powdered shrimp boil seasoning (Zatarain's brand; follow measurements on package)
- 1 lemon, cut in half
- 2 onions, sliced
- 4 toes of garlic, pressed
- 6 stalks of celery
Pour water into large boiling pot. Add seasonings to water and bring to boil. Add shrimp and bring to boil again for two minutes. Turn heat off. Add ice to cool shrimp and let soak for 10 minutes. Strain and serve.
For a complete meal, boil corn on the cob and small red potatoes in seasoning before adding shrimp. They make excellent side dishes and soak up the wonderful spicy flavor of the Cajun seasoning.
Dipping Sauce for boiled and fried shrimp:
Whisk together equal parts of mayo and ketchup. Add garlic powder and seasoned salt to taste.
C'est si bon!