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Main Course Seafood

Shrimp – The Whole Shabang

This is my favorite shrimp recipe. I’m not fond of Boiling Crab but this recipe hits the spot.

This is best eaten with hands. Wash your hands and dig in, it will be messy.

Cajun Shrimp – The Whole Shabang

Based on The Boiling Crab's The Whole Shabang with a twist.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs shrimp head on, and with shell
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 head garlic minced
  • 3-4 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3.5 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2.5 tbsp paprika
  • 2.5 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2.5 tbsp lemon pepper
  • 2.5 tbsp hot sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp sugar

Optional

  • 2-3 corn halved
  • 2-3 sausage sliced diagonally
  • 3 limes wedged
  • salt/pepper
  • 3 small potatoes quartered

Instructions

  • In a large pot, fill with water and add 1 lemon (halves) and bring to boil.
  • In a bowl, combine Old Bay Seasoning, paprika, cayenne pepper, lemon pepper. Mix.
  • In a large pan, add butter and melt it over medium heat. Add garlic and the spices. Add your hot sauce and sugar. Bring heat to low and let it simmer.
  • In the boiling pot, add the corn, sausage and potatoes. Once cooked, put it into a bowl and drain on paper towel.
  • In the pot, cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes. Do it in batches.
  • In the pan with the spices and butter, add the shrimp. Mix. Add the corn, potatoes and sausages.
  • Serve.

Notes

You can use your favorite hot sauce. 
If you like it spicy, add more spices.
Do not overcook the shrimp or the shell will stick to the meat and it will make it difficult to peel.

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