Zatarain's Copycat Crab Boil Mix

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Zatarains was the real thing and boxes of it were found in just about every home in New Orleans. We also like to add 2-3 lemons, quartered, to the water. This is enough for 5lbs shrimp or a dozen blue swimmers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients well, crushing slightly. Place all on a muslin or cheesecloth square, gather corners and tie securely.
  2. When the water for the seafood is boiling add the crab boil sachet along with plenty of salt. Continue boiling until the water takes on color before adding seafood.


Most Helpful

Wow! I'd never heard of a crab boil mix until it asked for it in a shrimp cocktail recipe. Who knew this was the real Cajun way to prepare shrimp? Very tasty stuff. Thank you for posting your recipe and saving me a trip to the store.

AmyZoe July 24, 2010

This is a great blend! Can't get the Zatarain's brand here, and this was just as good! Adding it to my recipe box! Thanks for posting!

mygirlmia May 26, 2009

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