Cajun Shrimp Boil

Cajun Shrimp Boil

This Low Country boil is traditionally enjoyed with a crowd, but our version is just as festive and delicious in smaller servings. Juicy shrimp, sweet corn, and hearty kielbasa sausage are simmered with Cajun spices for a vibrantly flavored meal. Eating with your hands is encouraged!

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

12 min

Cook Time

11-12 min

Free Time

to watch the sunset


  • ¼ cup (30g) frozen pearl onions (about 5-6 onions)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ ear corn, peeled and cut into 1½” slices
  • 1 medium red skin potato, cleaned and cut into wedges
  • ½ stalk celery, cut into 1” pieces
  • 3 oz (85g) kielbasa sausage, cut into ½” thick slices
  • ½ teaspoon Louisiana-style seafood-boil seasoning (such as Zatarain’s, Old Bay, or Tony Chachere’s)
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup (100 ml) chicken stock
  • 8 large shrimp, shells on
  • Lemon wedges, chopped parsley, and melted butter to garnish
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in the Anyday dish except the shrimp and garnish, and stir to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 8 minutes, or until vegetables have begun to soften.
  3. Place the shrimp on top and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked through.
  4. Sprinkle on chopped parsley and enjoy with lemon wedges and melted butter. If needed, add some extra salt to taste.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • You can add crab meat alongside the shrimp for a more seafood-focused dish.
  • Substitute half of the stock with light beer for a richer flavor.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.