Cajun Boil Pot

In Recipes on February 20, 2013 at 6:51 am
This recipe comes from our local spice shop. They have an amazing selection in the store and also sell on their website. I have yet to find better pricing on spices and loose teas. They also have a facebook page. She is always posting awesome recipes like this! My Aunt beat me to it and has already made the recipe; “It was VERY good and actually quite easy! Thanks for posting the recipe. Will definately go into our “food for a crowd” recipes!”. With a review like that I can’t wait to try it!
Cajun Boil
CAJUN BOIL RECIPE: Perfect for Mardi Gras, this easy, one-pot casual recipe is fun to make!

3 tablespoons Old Bay Spice seasoning (OTSS)
3 lemons, quartered
2 tablespoons kosher salt, OTSS
… 2 bay leaves
1 can or bottle of beer*
1 onion, quartered
1 head of garlic, sliced in half horizontally
Cayenne pepper to taste, OTSS (optional)
Hot sauce
2 pounds small red potatoes
2 pounds Andouille sausage, sliced on the bias into thirds
6 ears corn, shucked and halved
2 to 3 pounds large raw shrimp, unpeeled

Fill a large stockpot with about 5 quarts of water. Add Old Bay, lemons, salt, bay leaves. Bring to a rolling boil.
Add potatoes, lower the heat to medium-high, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes.
Add sausage, and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add corn, and cook for another 7 minutes.
Add shrimp, stir, and cook for about 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain. Dump everything onto a table lined with newspapers or on to baking trays or even a large turkey roaster..
Serve with melted butter, hot sauce, salt and pepper, and ice cold beer.


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