Dirty Down-Home Cajun Shrimp Boil

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

There is nothing better. Must serve with ice-cold beer or southern sweet tea.

Top Review by Smokem

Followed the recipe exactly and it is a keeper. We had a fun time doing it and the results were good, and definately 'dirty. Corn and potatoes had a nice 'cajun' flavor to them. I used red potatoes and cut them based on size. Golf ball sized went in whole, lemon sized got halved, and baseball sized got quartered. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make dipping sauce: mix all ingredients together in a bowl; chill until ready to use.
  2. To boil the shrimp: Bring water and beer to a boil in a very large, heavy pot.
  3. While the mixture is heating, add in the next 19 ingredients.
  4. Boil rapidly for 15 minutes.
  5. Add in the potatoes; boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Add in the corn; boil for 10 minutes.
  7. Add in the shrimp and immediately turn off the heat.
  8. Let pot stand, covered, for about 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp are just cooked.
  9. Pour the contents of the pot into a huge colander (or two colanders).
  10. Let the liquid drain away; remove lemons and reserve.
  11. Pour the contents of the colander out onto serving platters.
  12. Squeeze reserved lemons over all (if desired).
  13. Serve hot with dipping sauce.

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