Sunday, June 29, 2008

Boiled Shrimp

One of the things my husband, A.J., misses most about living in New Orleans is boiled seafood. He not only enjoys eating seafood, he loves to have friends and family over on the weekends and boil pounds and pounds of shrimp, crawfish or crabs. Nothing makes him happier than sitting in our backyard on a beautiful sunny Saturday or Sunday afternoon, drinking a beer and "Picking" seafood with our friends. Once he's had his share, he'd sit back in his chair and say, "I wonder what the poor people are doing today.". In my opinion, when it comes to boiling seafood, no one can touch A.J.



Boiled Shrimp -



We used 1-1/2 lbs. of shrimp, heads off, shells and tails on. Fill a medium size pot halfway with water. Add 1/3 cup Zatarain's Crab Boil (powder form) and 1 teaspoon of Zatarain's Liquid Crab Boil to the pot. Cut one lemon in half, squeeze both halves into the water and throw in the lemons too. Add teaspoon salt, and one head of garlic, cut in half cross-wise. Now add 1/4 onion peeled. Allow the water to come to a boil, add shrimp. Allow the water to come to a boil again, remove the pot from the burner and let the shrimp soak for 5-10 ten minutes. The longer the shrimp soak, the spicier, they will be. Drain the shrimp into a colander, eat warm or chill in the refrigerator before serving.


A.J.'s favorite cocktail sauce is 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/4 teaspoon prepared horseradish, a couple of drops of fresh squeezed lemon juice and a dash of Lea & Perrins. Blend together with a fork and dip your shrimp.

7 comments:

Lanny said...

Oh my mouth is watering! I can just smell the crab boil now. YUM!

My favorite thing to do is fish out some garlic and rub it on a piece of french bread.

I miss "home" so badly...

Prudy said...

Hilarious-I love your husband's comment. Good food makes us all as happy as kings. Seafood boil sounds wonderful!

Steph said...

I love seafood, I think I can eat unlimited shrimp. Love the dish!

Tomas Karkalas said...

It looks tasty indeed. Thank you

Dating Headshots said...

My mouth is watering . I cant resist eating these dishes

Aggie said...

I had the pleasure of visiting a friend in New Orleans years ago and got to experience a real Crawfish Boil! It was something I will never forget...I wish I could recreate it in my backyard!
Love your blog, thank you for visiting mine!

April said...

I am so glad that I am going through your archives! I was just telling my husband that I would love to do this! I never have, and thought it would be fun.