Easy Cajun Shrimp Boil
2 large, roots trimmed, peeled and quartered through the cores
1 bulb(s), halved horizontally
Crushed red pepper flakes
Uncooked new potato(es)
2 pound(s), baby
8 medium, shucked and halved
2½ pound(s), peeled and deveined
Salt-free Cajun spice blend
8 wedge(s), from 1 lemon, for serving (optional)
- In a large stock pot, combine 4 qt water, the onions, garlic, bay leaves, and crushed red pepper. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the potatoes. Increase heat and return the water to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Add the corn and boil for 5 minutes, until the potatoes are tender. Add the shrimp and remove the pot from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain the pot. Discard the bay leaves, onion pieces, and garlic.
- Return the shrimp, corn, and potatoes to the pot. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the seasoning and salt. Toss well to coat. Serve with lemon wedges (if using).
- Serving size: about 2½ cups, including 2 corn pieces