Rating: 4.67 stars
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

An old recipe that's especially good for family get-togethers. It's good, it's fun, and clean-up is easy. It's best done outside around a picnic table. When shrimp and crabs are done, cover picnic table with four to five layers of newspaper. Remove everything from pot, drain, and spread in center of table. Gather everyone around and enjoy the feast. When everyone has had their fill, gather up the leftovers (if there is any), put all the scraps in the center of the table, roll up the newspaper around them, and put them in the trash. Go wash the one pot and the cleanup is done. Have fun and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Use a very large pot (we use a 40 quart pot), fill it half full with water; bring water to a full boil. Add salt, shellfish boil, sausage, and potatoes. Let cook until the potatoes are approximately 1/2 completed cooking.

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  • Stir in lemons, hot peppers, and corn. Continue boiling until all of the vegetables are tender. Turn off the heat.

  • Mix in shrimp and crab. Cover pot and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. When shrimp are pink and the crabmeat opaque and flaky, remove all of the vegetables and shellfish from the pot, and drain well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

780 calories; protein 78g; carbohydrates 45.5g; fat 31g; cholesterol 520mg; sodium 7352.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2005
this recipe was great. I changed it around a little by adding some different kinds of seafood. My family really loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2012
Nothing spectacular. Read More
(1)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2005
this recipe was great. I changed it around a little by adding some different kinds of seafood. My family really loved it. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2004
I made this at home, and it was as good as the restaurant "Cajun Boil" version that is popular in our area. We all loved it!!! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2012
Awesome and easy - directions were easy and turned out perfect. I used Zatarains instead of the liquid seasoning - otherwise followed as is. Note: when this says 15 servings - it means it - not one of those where you get less than expected. We scaled back to 10 and ended up with way too much!! Read More
(33)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2010
Omitted the green chili pepper and used Cajun seasoning at the time I added the liquid boil. Also when I cut down the recipe for 4 it said to get over two lbs of shrimp and 4 lbs of crab. We had SOOOOOO much left over. That is okay recipe was great!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2009
Outstanding! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2003
I didn't understand what was meant by "hot peppers to taste" but overall a good recipe. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2015
we winter in texas and have access to fresh shrimp. we brought some back to SD for christmas and made a boil. we added brussel sprouts (it's a texas thing) it was a tremendous hit. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
07/18/2012
Nothing spectacular. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2014
WOW this turned out great. This was just as good as our local chain restaurant. The family loved it and really pretty easy to make. Read More