When warmer weather comes around, the Husband and I love nothing more then easy meals that we can make in one pot or on the grill then dig in with our hands.
About three years ago we went down to Rockport Texas for the Mister’s family reunion and visited a little place called the Boiling Pot.
This place was very cool! The tables were covered in butcher paper, there was a roll of paper towels thrown on top. You ordered your food by the bucket and when it came out it was just dumped on the table in front of you.
A few months ago I was dying for some Cajun boil, and after searching high and low for an easy recipe to duplicate and coming up empty-handed, I decided to try and take bits and pieces of ones I found and create my own. I mean HOW hard could it be to boil a bunch of stuff together?!!
Well my first attempt was a little strange, the potatoes didn’t cook all the way, the shrimp might have been slightly overcooked and the sausage was completely wrong. But after several tries, I perfected it, and now it is one of our go to meals!
I’d like y’all to meet the Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Boil!!!
Here is what all you’ll need:
- 3oz bag of Shrimp and Crab boil
- 3 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 4 lbs of small new potatoes
- 6 ears of corn
- 3 lbs of Andouille Sausage
- 4 lbs of medium unpeeled shrimp
- Lots of lemons
- Some Italian Parsley
Make sure to follow the following steps in order to ensure you have fully cooked food.
- In a large pot, bring about 2 gallons of water to a boil
- Add in the Shrimp and Crab boil, along with the Old Bay Seasoning, Let the seasoning boil around for about a minute or so
- Add in the potatoes and let them cook for about 10 minutes
- Cut up the corn into 2 to 3 inch pieces and add them into the boiling pot (Ha! get it!)
- Let the corn cook for about 10 minutes
- Cut the Andouille into inch long pieces and add it into the mixture, let it cook for about 5 minutes
- Finally add in the shrimp and watch for them to turn pink.
Once the shrimp are cooked, and be super careful not to overcook the shrimp, drain the pot and dump the boil into a serving platter stick wedges of lemon next to it and sprinkle parsley on top.
However, this meal is not done until you make some garlic/lemon butter to go along with it. This butter is my own creation and I sort of eyeball what I put into it. Next time I make it I will get measurements so that y’all can re-create it. Here is what I do put in it:
- Some butter, melted
- garlic powder
- salt powder
- red pepper
Now go on, make this dish, dump it on the patio table and enjoy it along with a cold beer or some sweet ice tea!