Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Forrest's Net Catch

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“When we went to New Orleans is 2004 we ate at Bubba Gump's. I have to tell you Oh My Goodness, this is the BEST! A couple of nights later my husband was craving this, so we had ordered "take out". I found this recipe online, I changed it very little.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs medium shrimp, deveined
  • 4 red potatoes, cooked and quartered
  • 12 pieces carrots, cut into 6 inch strips
  • 12 pieces celery, cut into 6 inch strips
  • 2 lemons, cut into wedges
  • 4 ounces melted butter
  • 2 fresh corn on the cob, broken in halves
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 dash liquid smoke (optional)
  • Poaching Liquid
  • 1 gallon water
  • 14 cup hot sauce (Durkee's sauce preferred)
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon seafood boil, spice
  • 14 cup beer


  1. Combine all poaching liquid ingredients and then bring to boil, then reduce to a medium simmer.
  2. Add shrimp, vegetables, corn, potatoes and the lemon wedges from 1 lemon and cook until shrimp is completely done.
  3. Remove from poaching liquid, strain and place in stainless steel bowl.
  4. Add butter, cajun spice, garlic and liquid smoke and toss together.
  5. Serve on large platter with the extra lemon wedges.

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