Zatarain's Copycat Crab Boil Mix

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.

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  • Combine all ingredients well, crushing slightly. Place all on a muslin or cheesecloth square, gather corners and tie securely.
  • 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.
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"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."

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  1. Naomi S.
    Trying this today. I have come close to the bottom of my 32oz jar of Zatarain's Crab/Shrimp boil and any Zatarain's product is almost impossible to find here SOB in Jalisco, Mexico. If you do find it, the price will blow you away. I can now take the 4 quarts I was going to order on Amazon for a "mule" to smuggle over the border. Gracias.
  2. Canefan
    Very good recipe. Tastes like Zatarains. Just cooked up a couple pounds of shrimp with it for dinner. Would 100% recommend this
  3. AmyZoe
    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.
  4. mygirlmia
    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!
  5. omeomy 2
    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.
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