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Asian Cajun Shellfish Boil


4 servings

If you love the secret Vietnamese crawfish boil you will love this copycat recipe. This video deconstructs the delicious garlic butter sauce. In the restaurants they serve the shellfish in a plastic bag with the sauce covering the crawfish.


  • 1-2 pounds Shellfish
  • 1 package crab boil
  • 2 cups margarine
  • 3 heads garlic chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry chicken powder
  • 1 garlic powder

How to Make It

  1. Poor live crawfish or shellfish into sink and wash until water runs clear and all dirt and grime is washed away. Discard dead crawfish/shellfish

  2. Cook shell fish in boiling water with crab boil package and 1 quartered lemon.

  3. Make the sauce; melt the 2 cups of margarine in a saucepan.

  4. Add 3 heads of chopped garlic to melted butter. Cook garlic until translucent.

  5. Once the garlic is translucent, add ;

  6. a. 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning

  7. b. 1 tbsp Paprika

  8. c. 1 tbsp lemon pepper

  9. d. 1 tbsp dry chicken bouillon

  10. e. 1 tbsp cayenne pepper (add more for extra heat)

  11. Simmer the sauce for 10 minutes and check for flavor. Add more seasoning as desired.

  12. Put shell fish in a large plastic cooking bag or bowel, pour sauce over shell fish and toss with the sauce.

  13. Sprinkle Tony’s Magic Dust over the Shellfish as desired before serving.

  14. Tony’s Magic Dust

  15. 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning

  16. 1 tablespoon Paprika

  17. 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder

  18. 1 tablespoon dry chicken bullion

  19. 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper (optional)

  20. This is a video for the recipe.