Cajun Shrimp Boil

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Prep Time

12 mins

Cook Time

11-12 mins

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This Low Country boil is traditionally enjoyed with a crowd, but our version is just as festive and delicious in smaller servings. Juicy shrimp, sweet corn, and hearty kielbasa sausage are simmered with Cajun spices for a vibrantly flavored meal. Eating with your hands is encouraged!

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Dish

The Medium Deep Dish

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup (30g) frozen pearl onions (about 5-6 onions)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ ear of corn, peeled and cut into ½” slices
  • 1 medium red skin potato, cleaned and cut into wedges
  • ½ stalk of celery, cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 oz (85g) kielbasa sausage, cut into ½” thick slices
  • ½  teaspoon Louisiana-style seafood-boil seasoning (such as Zatarain’s, Old Bay, or Tony Chachere’s)
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup (100 ml) chicken stock
  • 8 large shrimp, shells on
  • Lemon wedges, chopped parsley, and melted butter to garnish
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation

  1. Place all the ingredients in the Anyday dish except the shrimp and garnish, and stir to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 8 minutes, or until vegetables have begun to soften.
  3. Place the shrimp on top and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through.
  4. Sprinkle on chopped parsley and enjoy with lemon wedges and melted butter. If needed, add some extra salt to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • You can add crab meat alongside the shrimp for a more seafood-focused dish.
  • Substitute half of the stock with light beer for a richer flavor.
  • Substitute shrimp for mushrooms and use vegetable stock for a vegetarian-friendly meal.

Recipe notes

  • If using frozen shrimp, add 1-2 extra minutes of cooking time.
  • Why use an Anyday?
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