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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Shrimp & Crab Boil

This year instead of our regular ribs, burgers, chicken 4th of July meal, we decided to try a shrimp and crab boil.  Of course, today's weather was an afternoon of rain showers so the outdoor cooking was moved indoors.

This is when the 9 1/2 quart Le Creuset Dutch oven comes in VERY handy!

Here's my ingredients

Your ingredients may vary, of course but I had a mixture of red and white new potatoes, onions, garlic, lemons, corn, andouille sausage, smoked Cajun sausage, Zatarain's Crab Boil, shrimp, and pre-cooked crab legs.

Let's get started!

I added about 3 quarts of water to the pot and added onions, 4 - 6 cloves of garlic, the seasoning bag, and 2 lemons which I quartered.  Over high heat, bring the water to a boil.

Once the water reaches a boil, reduce the heat to medium high and add the potatoes and let them cook 5 minutes.

Now slice the sausages and add them to the mix...Let gently boil for 10 minutes.

Now it's time to add the corn.....gently boil for 7 minutes.

Ahhhhh.  Finally time to add those 2 pounds of Gulf shrimp!

The shrimp will literally cook within 2 minutes.  Add the crab legs, cover with the lid of your pot and let them heat through.

All that's left to do now is ladle out into a large bowl and dig in!  I served with hot sauce, slices of lemon, clarified butter and my Best Dipping Sauce Ever!

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