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July 22, 2021

Cajun Shrimp and Salmon Boil

Seafood boils are a tradition that originated from the South where groups would gather around a table spread that was full of all the pretty things such as: crab, shrimp, clams, vegetables and often times meat. These items are seasoned and boiled to perfection and served on the side with lots lemon, extra melted butter and hot sauce.

This is meant to be served so casual that you eat it with your bare hands off newspapers. That is considered to be the fun part! You get a little messy while soaking in all of the flavors. This type of meal pairs well with an ice cold beer on a hot summer day. Being in that type of environment, you will truly feel like you are in Louisiana and I don't see anything wrong with that.

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Cajun Shrimp and Salmon Boil

...Crack open a beer, invite your friends over and get that pot boiling! This is messy, it's flavorful and it's spicy. So, don't be afraid to let your nose run.



  • 5 Corn on the cobs, cut in fourths
  • 8 Medium sized red potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 3 Salmon fillets, cut in cubes
  • 2 Smoky andouille sausage links
  • 1 LB. shrimp, deveined and tails on
  • 6 TBSP old bay seasoning
  • 2 TBSP butter + 1/2 cup melted for serving on the side
  • 2-3 TBSP minced Garlic (I love lots of garlic, especially with this dish)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • One Lemon, cut in half then slice in wheels, for serving
  • Hot sauce of choice to serve on the side (optional), for serving
  1. Prepare all items: cut corns on the cob in fourths, cut potatoes in quarters, sausage and salmon in cubes and set all aside.
  2. Fill an x-large, deep pot with water half way. Add old bay seasoning, 2 TBSP butter, 2-3 TBSP minced garlic and to bay leaves. Stir and bring to a boil.
  3. First add the potatoes and then the corn. Boil for about 7 minutes or until potatoes are a bit tender.
  4. Then, add sausage. Boil for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add shrimp and salmon pieces. Boil for another 2 minutes.
  6. Remove food from the pot and place in another bowl. Immediately serve. Dump all food items onto a newspaper or parchment paper spread. Serve with choice of hot sauce, melted butter and lemon wheels on the side if desired.
  7. ENJOY!
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October 9, 2023
The ingredient list is missing lemon slices, shallot and garlic.
July 5, 2023
Can I do this in a slow cooker instead of the oven?
October 19, 2021
So delicious!