This is a one pot meal and good for an informal dinner with friends.
Before you start cooking... set the table.
Place a large plastic garbage bag on the table and cover with layers of newspaper. (No tablecloth needed!)
There... that was easy!
*Be sure you have good ventilation as the spices are potent as they boil.
12 c. WATER
1 tsp. SALT
1 pkg. (3 ounces) ZATARAIN'S CRAWFISH, SHRIMP, and CRAB BOIL SEASONING BAG
1 lb. NEW POTATOES
4 ears SWEET CORN, each cut in half
1 lb. SMOKED SAUSAGE, cut in pieces
2 lb. LARGE SHRIMP with shells on
1 LEMON, cut into wedges
Parsley for garnish
HOT SAUCE... your favorite
Bring water, salt and bag of Zatarain's seasoning to a boil. (Do not take seasoning mixture out of bag).
Add potatoes and reduce heat and cook until potatoes are nearly done. (Check by piercing with the tip of a knife).
This will take about 15 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes.
Add corn and simmer 5 minutes.
Add sausage and then shrimp and simmer for another 5 minutes... and your meal is done!
Drain well and pour onto the newspapers and garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.
Add several shakes of your favorite hot sauce to the melted butter.
(For those who don't like hot and spicy, serve plain melted butter.)
Place melted butter in small individual serving dishes and provide several brushes to slather the butter on the sweet corn and potatoes.
Everyone peels their own shrimp to dunk in the melted butter.
Be sure you have plenty of napkins!
This is nice served with coleslaw and a loaf of crusty bread and a cold beer.