Wednesday, June 17, 2009

600th Post! THE RECIPE

Well folks, this is my 600th post to this blog! I never thought in a million years that when I first started this blog when Reagan was born that it would ever evolve to be what it is today.

In honor of this momentous occasion, I am doing something that I have never done on here before... I am posting a recipe! THE RECIPE for the shrimp boil that I made for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday bash to be exact! And this recipe is complete with pictures...

First, you will need to have a very large pot, basket, and burner. I use the same pot that I use when I deep fry turkeys...Fill the pot about 2/3 full with water, and then add a can of beer to the water along with one bag of Zatarain's Shrimp & Crab boil in a bag AND one and a half bottles of Zatarain's liquid Shrimp & Crab Boil. Allow the water to come to a rolling boil for a full 15 minutes, and then add the RED POTATOES. The smaller the potato the better, or you can cut the potatoes to be about the size of a golf ball. You will need approximately 10 potatoes per person! I usually then add an extra 10 potatoes just to be safe!Allow the potatoes to cook for 10 minutes, and then add the CORN. You will need one and a half ears of fresh corn per person, and you will want to cut the corn to be about 3 to 4 inches in length. The corn will cook for 5 minutes, and then you will need to add the KIELBASA SAUSAGE. I allow about 3/4 of a link of sausage per person. The trick for the sausage is to be sure to cut it on an angle into pieces that are about a 1/4 of an inch thick. The sausage will cook for 6 minutes. After the sausage has cooked for 6 minutes, squeeze in the juice from three lemons that have been halved, and then drop the lemons into the mixture as well.You will then immediately add the final ingredient... THE SHRIMP! I use 1/2 pound of fresh shrimp per person, and I then add an additional extra pound. Once the shrimp is in the water, turn off the heat to the pot. The shrimp will be fully cooked in 2 minutes.Remove the basket of goodies from the pot and allow the water to drain. Warning... your arms may get sore here because the pot has become heavy! Once the water has drained from the basket, dump the entire pot of yummy goodness onto a table that has been covered in layers of newspapers. You'll need some cocktail sauce for the shrimp, and some butter for the corn and potatoes. And you'll need to bring your appetites because this is a super fun and super delicious meal that you just can't get enough of! I hope you enjoy...

22 comments:

WhisperingWriter said...

My husband would love that!

I wouldn't but only because I'm a weirdo who doesn't like seafood.

Miller Racing Family said...

Congrats on the 600th post. As always I love reading and keeping up with my racing blogging buddy.
Thanks for the recipe it looks wonderful.
Have a great Wednesday!

Lady Mama said...

Drool.. that looks SO good. Thanks for the recipe. I need one of those massive pots.

forever folding laundry said...

I made the mistake of staying up too late tonight (it's 12:07 am right now), and you know how when you stay up too late you start to get hungry? Well now I'm hungry for EXACTLY what you just posted. ARGH!!! :)

Looks delicious!

~Keri

Brooke said...

Happy 600th post! I love shrimp boils!

LeAnne said...

600! AWESOME!! first of all, love your new do...cute:) and i love a good shrimp boil. although, i've never been the cook...maybe i'll use your recipe to impress my family!

Southern said...

Congratulations on your 600th post! Love your recipe - I think I may just have to try this one day.

Alicia said...

That looks so good! Congrats on your 600th post!

E @ Scottsville said...

Okay, Tiffany! I do NOT think it is very nice of you to go flaunting all that yummy food that God knows I will never ever cook myself! I do know exactly where to go to get it though! #1 would be your house which is WAY TOO FAR AWAY! and #2 would be Port Aransas where we got maybe once or twice a year. They serve that and dump it on our table for us. But that's 2 1/2 hours away and I can't just run down there on my lunchbreak. So now, you've got me craving it and I can't have it!!!

Ship me some! Thanks! My address is:

123 Sesame Street
I'm Hungry, Texas 12345

chloe's clan said...

Congratulations on your 600th post. That's pretty cool! I love your recipe but I don't really do seafood. I do like salmon though. :)

Kathy B! said...

600 is quite a huge accomplishment! Congratulations!!

And that looks delicious : ) We do something called a Low Country Boil that I think is similar, but I 've never had it...

Mighty M said...

Congrats on your - gulp - 600th post!!!! Here's to the next 600!

Schmoochiepoo said...

Congrats on the 600th post! How do you not run out of things to say?

That meal looks heavenly! I'd feast my face off and take the migraine from the shrimp that would follow with glee!

Loukia said...

Yay! Happ 600th post! :) I love your blog, here's to another 600 posts!

Jessica said...

You have totally made my mouth water! No fair! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing shrimp boils around my house!

Congrats on your 600th post! That's amazing!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Um, do those shrimp still have feet?
I loved your post below! I am going to go google those and try to block shrimp from my mind.

Jenn said...

Congrats on your 600th post! And thanks for the recipe.

I should have been more clear on mhy post. It's not so much "making" paper, as it is "recycling" paper. Still fun, though. :)

Jenn said...

Congrats on your 600th post! And thanks for the recipe.

I should have been more clear on mhy post. It's not so much "making" paper, as it is "recycling" paper. Still fun, though. :)

{Kimber} said...

THAT looks delicious!!!!!!!!

Carrie said...

I'm salivating...YUMMY! I can almost taste it! When's the next bash! LOL! Alex will bring the lemonade...heehee!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments! ;) Alex didn't take naps for long...but Emily still loves to lay around with her ratty blankie and snooze once in awhile! haha! They grow so fast!

Brandi said...

This is making my mouth water! Looks delish! BTW, award on my blog for ya if you'd like to participate. ;-)

ben and erin said...

how do you have room to cook all that in one pot?!

looks good! (except for the shrimp. they need to be battered and deep fried for me to like them!)

and congrats on 600!