This post is long overdue but last year we were in New Orleans and I fell in love with their food, it was honestly some of the best Iv’e had in my life!
That being said, it would be cruel not to continue our love of the South once returning home. I tried out a delicious Shrimp Boil Recipe which was a big hit in my house, and I just know you’ll love it too.
It was not just the food that stole my heart, I fell in love with NOLA utterly and completely I loved it’s gorgeous charm and friendly people. I will definitely be doing a blog post with a NOLA travel guide in the near future. But in the meantime I have enjoyed taking my taste buds back to this phenomenal place but creating this recipe over and over again.
It is serious SO easy so I really believe anyone could make it (even those not so handy in the kitchen). And the best part, there is 0 yes 0 clean up from this meal. You can literally eat it out of the foil its cooked in, perfect for those of us that want to spend less time doing dishes and more time sipping wine and catching up with friends and family. The perfect summer time meal that requires no stress and fuss. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do, be sure to let me know what you think.
Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees F
- 3 smoked andouille sausages, thinly sliced
- 20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails on)
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 ears corn, peeled and cleaned. Chopped in half
- 2 potatoes, skin on. Chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- Salt & Pepper for seasoning
- 2 tbsp old bay seasoning (if you cant find it in the store, I made a super easy mix myself – below)
Old Bay Seasoning:
- 2 1/2 tbsp paprika (or red chilli flakes)
- 2 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried thyme
Mix well in an air tight container. Will make plenty of seasoning which can be stored and used another time!
- Cut 2 sheets of tin foil and lay flat-approx 30cm long
- Spred potatoes, shrimp, corn and sausages evenly between two pieces of foil
- Sprinkle with some old bay seasoning mix – if you like your dishes spicy add extra
- Season with salt, pepper and garlic
- Drizzle with olive oil
- Gently mix all together so all ingredients are coated
- Top each package with some butter, lemon wedges and parsley
- Fold each foil packet cross ways tightly, and fold under at sides so nothing can get out
- Place packages on baking tray and cook for approx 30 minutes until cooked through and potatoes no longer hard.
This recipe serves two people!