Spicy Cajun Shrimp Boil



  • 5 lbs. large shrimp
  • 2 medium onions, cut in half
  •  1 pack mushrooms
  • 2 heads of garlic
  •  6-8 small red potatoes, cut in half
  •  3 lemons, cut in half
  • 1 pound sausage, cut into pieces 
  • 2 1/2 gallons of water
  •  half bag of a 16 oz. bag of Louisiana Shrimp & Crab Boil 
  • 1/2 cup liquid crab boil 
  •  6 ears frozen corn 
  • 1 bag of ice





  1. In a heavy 25-quart stockpot, bring water to a rolling boil.
  2. Add in the liquid & powder crab boil and stir.
  3. Pour in the sausage and other ingredients except the potatoes, corn, and mushrooms. Cover and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms and potatoes and return to a boil and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Put in the corn and boil for another 15 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp to the the pot, cover and return to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Immediately remove the pot from the heat and add the bag of ice.
  8. Let the shrimp, potatoes, sausage and other ingredients soak in the ice water for 20 -30  minutes.

* Letting the shrimp and other ingredients soak in the ice water will help the flavor be absorbed. Drain the shrimp and other ingredients using a strainer and place into individual buckets or serve on a serving platter. Enjoy! 


Make sure to serve with plenty of napkins! Enjoy!!

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Cajun

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