The best shrimp and crab seafood boil recipe of all time.
Yearly, most Christians spend time to fast and pray at the beginning of the year. I have realized that whenever I am fasting, everything and anything edible has an extraordinarily amazing aroma. When I say everything, I mean it. Even the things that I do not even crave for ordinarily. These things do not need to be opened or no one needs to be cooking or eating by me. If you fast often, maybe you can relate to this.
During one of our fast in church, it seemed like forever before the set time. I literally prayed (silently though) that the hands of time should speed up like a tornado or a torpedo. Unfortunately, my prayers were not answered. Just maybe I didn’t pray enough, I guess. To make things worse, my sister, friend and goofy partner in the college of being over zealous for God, came to me and was like ‘OMG Bella, what about having a seafood boil after the fasting?’. We were still fasting, and we were supposed to be in the ‘mode of prayer’ at all times. I guess this didn’t work at this time. Or were we being canal? Or were we just one of those ‘holy ghosted sisters’ who wanted to show that we could fast? Truth be told I actually salivated when she mentioned this sea food boil. I could picture the jumbo shrimps in my mind’s eyes, and the crab legs, and all the dipping sauce, right to everything. You can not even know how tantalizing that seafood boil idea was in my mind. Being someone who can think for Africa, I thought about how juicy this could be. Lord have Mercy on me was, is, and forever will be my prayer. I only told her that I need to wake up from this ‘bad dream’. Well, how the fasting of that day ended, is probably the story for another day. After the fasting, we decided to actually make everything ‘seafood-luscious’.
For this seafood boil, you can cook it however you want, and you can always play with the different kind of seafood you want to use. From shrimps, to crabs, to clamps, lobster tails, and whatever you want to do. you can do your seafood boils in a packet; you can put them in aluminum foil paper and put on the grill. You can even cook everything in a turkey bag. It is up to you.
I tell those around me that cooking is an art, and whatever works for me, may not work for you. However, you can always do your best
This is an easy quarantine meal. In this recipe, I just used whatever I had at home. You do not have to do anything super fancy. Due to this lockdown, you can just play around with everything you have at home.
Let’s jump into the recipe.
- Shrimp (Jumbo shrimp; I used 1 pack)
- Crab legs (4 were in a pack)
- Red russet potatoes (I used 6)
- Sausage (1-pound smoked turkey sausage)
- Eggs (as needed: I used 6)
- Corn on the cob (4 ears of corn)
- Red, yellow, and green bell peppers (1 each)
- Onions (4 whole onions)
- Garlic (3 cloves)
- Vinegar/ Lemon for cleaning the crab legs.
- Butter and vegetable oil
- Seasoning of choice (chicken bouillon cubes, black pepper, paprika, white pepper, green onions)
- Wash potatoes, cut your corn, add water and a teaspoon of salt to it.
- Add your eggs and boil
- When ready, set aside and peal your eggs.
- Boil shrimp, and crab legs in another pot. Put all your seasons i.e. paprika, white and black pepper, seasoning cubes. This should be between 15-20 minutes maximum.
- Set to the side when ready.
- Blend you peppers, and set alongside your onions, and garlic.
- Dice 1 whole onion and add to the mixture.
- In a separate pot, poor the blended mixture, and add your cooking into the mixture.
- Cook until it is well done and season as needed.
- In a frying pan, add butter and brown your shrimps, and sliced smoked turkey sausage.
- Toss everything in a separate bowl, and use your dipping sauce to munch.
- It is that simple.
– Use Jumbo shrimps. I personally think that they taste better than medium or small sized shrimps.
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Until next time,