Friday, March 3, 2017

Seafood Boil - Shrimp and Clam Boil

Here is my recipe for shrimp and clam boil! I love the flavorful broth created from the Cajun seasoning, the natural sweet and tasty seafood, and the additional element of the Better than Bouillon. This recipe uses a shhhhh ton of garlic so yes, the broth is amazing! The Andouille Sausage and the potatoes perfectly complement the seafood. Use real butter or use dairy-free butter for a dairy-free option!

1.5 lbs. shrimp, deveined (~21/25)
4 lbs. clams
2 ears of corn, cut in thirds or quarters
2 big red-skin potatoes, cut into big cubes
½ onion, skin peeled, ends cut, cut in half parallel to the ends (yellow onion or sweet onion)
1 bulb garlic, minced (~12 cloves)
2 small Andouille Sausages, sliced at a diagonal angle
4 tbsp. butter (or diary-free butter)
4 tbsp. Cajun seasoning
1 orange, quartered
1 tsp. Better Than Bouillon (chicken)
2 cups water
2-3 bay leaves
1 tbsp. peppercorn
1 tbsp. sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste

Special tools, etc:
Large oven-safe roasting pan

Cut onion in half parallel to the ends

Non-dairy butter-- yes!!!

1. Boil potatoes. Want them to be a little soft, but not tender. After 2-3 mins, add corn. Cook potatoes & corn for ~3 mins.
2. Sauté sliced sausages on medium/high for ~2-3 or until browned.  
3. Pre-heat oven to 430 degrees on broil.

* Not necessary, but useful: place roasting pan on top of stove for next few steps so the heat from the oven warms up the pan a little.

4. Place the following into the roasting pan: butter, browned sausages, shrimp, minced garlic, Better than Bouillon (tip: first mix it with a couple tbsp. of hot water from the potatoes to help dissolve), corn, bay leaves, peppercorn, Cajun seasoning, sliced orange, sugar, salt & pepper to taste, water, and the half-onion.

5. Mix everything together to evenly coat everything.
6. Cook in oven for 10 mins. Can add potatoes now rather than later, if potatoes are not too tender or well done.
7. After the 10 mins, potatoes and clam. Carefully mix.
8. Cook for additional ~12 mins or until shrimp & clam are cooked, and potatoes and corn are tender.


Watch a demo of the recipe and join me in my kitchen where everything is served with love.

♥ Yen

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