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Dirty Down-Home Cajun Shrimp Boil

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“There is nothing better. Must serve with ice-cold beer or southern sweet tea.”
1hr 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make dipping sauce: mix all ingredients together in a bowl; chill until ready to use.
  2. To boil the shrimp: Bring water and beer to a boil in a very large, heavy pot.
  3. While the mixture is heating, add in the next 19 ingredients.
  4. Boil rapidly for 15 minutes.
  5. Add in the potatoes; boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Add in the corn; boil for 10 minutes.
  7. Add in the shrimp and immediately turn off the heat.
  8. Let pot stand, covered, for about 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp are just cooked.
  9. Pour the contents of the pot into a huge colander (or two colanders).
  10. Let the liquid drain away; remove lemons and reserve.
  11. Pour the contents of the colander out onto serving platters.
  12. Squeeze reserved lemons over all (if desired).
  13. Serve hot with dipping sauce.

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