• Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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I have been to several crab boils, and I always look forward to the next one.  While visiting Galveston, TX, we had access to fresh fish markets and that’s where I found this lovely once blue crab and fresh shrimp.  You know I had to do my own boil then. Shrimp boils are so fun and easy too.


  • 6 blue crabs, washed
  • 2 lbs. shrimp, washed
  • 2 lbs. small red potatoes, washed
  • 6 whole corn on the cob, shucked, washed, cut in thirds
  • ½ cup of Louisiana Crawfish Shrimp & Crab Boil*
  • Enough water to cover all ingredients


  1. In a large pot add potatoes, crabs, and the Louisiana Crawfish seasoning.  Add enough water to cover everything by at least 2 inches, you may have to add more water later. Stir well and bring to a boil.  Once boiling turn down heat and boil for 10 min.
  2. Once 10 min. has elapsed, add the corn and boil for 5 minutes. At this point do a taste test of the broth if weak add a little more spice mix, if to strong add a cup of water and repeat the process until it tastes like magic to you.
  3. Add shrimp to pot and turn off heat.  Allow to rest for 10 to 20 minutes. **
  4. Once the pot has rested, serve. 


*I bought a 16 oz. pkg., but you might find something smaller, or just save the remainder for another time.

** The spice mixture is spicy and according to the package instructions, the longer it sits the spicier it gets.  If you want it milder, add the shrimp and cook 3 minutes, then serve immediately.

Fresh Blue Crab from a local fish market in Galveston

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