Memorial Day Shrimp Boil
Nothing says welcome summer quite like a good ol' fashion shrimp boil. This tradition is so synonymous with what the south means to me that I sometimes forget others didn't grow up with the same. Growing up so close to the coast, we constantly had instant access to amazing fresh seafood and were never short on it. I distinctly remember taking a friend from north Texas to Port Aransas one time and not understanding why she scoffed at the newspaper on the table. Or the face she made when they dumped the loot out onto our table to eat. Then it dawned on me she had never been privy to this amazing sight before. Bless her heart. I also wanted to say Happy Memorial Day and extend my condolences to anyone who has ever lost a loved one who was defending this great country we live in. We owe a lot to those men and women and this day is a terrific reminder of that. Shrimp Boil
- 2 lbs. shrimp
- 1 lbs. sausage
- 1 lbs. new potatoes
- 1 lbs. corn on the cob
- 2 packets of Zatarain's seafood boil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 lemons
- cajun seasoning for sprinkling
- butter for melting
Instructions: Place two lemons, garlic cloves and Zatarain's packets into a pot of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, place potatoes and sausage into water and cook for about 10 minutes. Next add the corn and allow to boil for 5 more minutes. Finally, add shrimp and cook for another 3 or 4 minutes depending on the size of your shrimp. While boiling, quarter up the rest of your lemons for squeezing and melt butter into small bowls for dipping. Once everything is cooked, drain into a colander and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with additional cajun seasoning and dig in!
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