Thursday, April 2, 2009

Boiled Shrimp Dinner



In my efforts to try and make it feel like Spring I found an awesome recipe in my Mr. Food Weeknight Quickies cookbook. When I started to read this recipe all that came to mind was having tons of friends over and serving this meal up spread out on old news paper like I see on TV. I love how simple the ingredients are and that the entire flavor comes from the spice bag you cook it in. One look at the final dish I swear I could feel the warm sun shining on my face and a slight Spring breeze blowing through my hair.



3 Q. - Water
4 (3oz.) - Zatarain's Crawfish, Shrimp & Crab Boil
2 Tbs. - Chopped Garlic
1 Tsp. - Salt
1 ½ Lbs. - Red Taters
1 (16oz.) - Frozen Pearl Onions or Boiling Onions
8 - Frozen Half Ears Corn on the Cob
2 - Lemons (cut in half)
1 1/ 2 Lbs. - Peeled with Tail on Shrimp


Combine the first 4 items in a large stock pot and bring to a boil. Add taters, onions, corn and lemons; return to a boil and cook for 15 minutes or until taters are tender. Add the shrimp; cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Drain the mixture; remove and discard the spice bags and lemons. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.

Serves 4

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15 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

I just said MMMMMM out loud. This looks super fantastic. It is plated beautifully and all the ingredients are just so delicious!! I LOVE this dish!

Selba said...

It seriously sounds like a spring dish to me :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

I could hug you! Thank goodness you use Zatarains to boil with! Are you sure you aren't a Cajun?

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love this stuff! It looks great.

5 Star Foodie said...

Very delicious, definitely makes me think of warm summer weather!

Cathy said...

What a great one pot meal. Can't wait to try this cuz I'm a huge shrimp fan.

Cheryl said...

Wow, I have never had anything like that before!

Debbie said...

Now that is one awesome dinner. It looks fantastic!

teresa said...

Ooh yummy, I love anything with shrimp!

Bunny said...

Oh I know what you mean! I'm so ready for summer foods and feelin that sun and breeze!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

You should call this "SUMMER IN A BOWL" Mmmmmmmmm.

burpandslurp said...

nice! I can't wait for summer to come! this is the sort of summer family event I'd love to do this year beside the beach or something! mmmm!

Mixing Bowl Mama said...

This looks delicious...we can't get corn like that here yet, but when we can I'll be sure to give this a try.

Lisa said...

This looks totally fun and delicious. What a great idea!

gaga said...

Yum, that looks super tasty!

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