Monday, June 28, 2010

Crab and Shrimp Boil

This is the best activity for a family to gather around together over some good food and good conversation.  Growing up on the Gulf Coast allowed us to enjoy delicious shrimp, and fresh blue crab.... all we could catch.  This recipe is a tribute to all of you who are suffering with the horrific oil spill that has effected the most beautiful place I have ever been.  I love you Pensacola, and I patiently await when you and all other Gulf Coast cities will be able to offer us such abundance again....

Feeds 10-12 people

2-5 lbs of medium shrimp (depends on your shrimp eaters as I can eat a pound myself)
2 lbs crab legs and claws (frozen or fresh if you can catch em, and any kind of crab you want)
10 ears of corn peeled and cut in half
5 lbs red potatoes cut in half
4 lbs smoked sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
creole seasoning

In a large steam pot, put about 1 inch of water in the bottom. Then layer each ingredient in the following order, being sure to liberally season each layer with the creole seasoning.  Potatoes, corn, sausage, shrimp and crab.  Then on a large burner (outside if you can on a propane burner) boil on high for 20-25 minutes.  Once the shrimp are all pink, you are good to eat.  Pour out on a table with some newspaper or plastic down and dig in.  Serve this with some melted butter, and cocktail sauce on each corner of the table, and you'll have a party that you'll never want to be over.  


anniebakes said...

this looks super!! we're doing something similar for the 4th!! Have a great week,


Pam said...

Great tribute and lucky you with having lived in the Gulf area! Can't imagine having so much fresh seafood available all the time. Your dish looks incredibly delicious!

Bonnie said...

This looks like such a fun summer meal. I'd love to be able to eat like this every night.

Mrs. Ma'am said...

I'm from Louisiana!!!! :)

Val said...

How fabulous!!!! Looks wonderful!

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Adrianne*Dustin*Kellen said...

My hubby doesn't know yet but this is what I planned on doing for the 4th because preggo girls get cravings for delicious seafood boiled in yummy seasonings. ;-)