A New Orlean’s Cajun Crawfish Boil Recipe

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Prepping this pressure cooker recipe you might be confused by the sound of jazz filling your ears or your sudden desire to don a bright, beaded necklace–it’s the overpowering smell of New Orlean’s Cajun food hitting your tastebuds! To get in the Mardi Gras spirit try out this old-fashioned crawfish boil recipe, a Louisiana delicacy for well over 100 years. Invite over some friends and enjoy this Mardi Gras recipe in the traditional style, cooking up a bathtub-sized boil and hosting a backyard party under the stars.

 

This cooker uses a high-pressurized steam system to give your food the rich and tender qualities of long simmering or braising but with literally a fraction of the wait time. Elite has other kitchen products  like slow cookers, deep fryers, and electric skillets that can make your next meal prep a breeze, and will give you new ideas for dinner parties!

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

 

  • 8-10 small red potatoes
  • 4 Cups hot water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 ears of corn; halved
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lb. large, raw, shell-on or off, shrimp
  • 1 lb. mussels or clams
  • 1 lb. crayfi sh; frozen, raw or cooked, shelled or not
  • 2 Tbsp crab or shrimp boil seasoning

 

Directions

  1. Place your pressure cooker on a level surface, insert the pressure pot, and plug the unit in.
  2. Set cooking time to 6 minutes and press Start.
  3. Add 4 cups hot water, salt and the potatoes. Attach lid and set valve to Air Tight.
  4. When time has elapsed, switch off the keep warm feature and exhaust the pressure. Re set the cooking time to 6 minutes and press Start.
  5. Add the corn and the butter; Attach lid and set valve to Air Tight.
  6. When time has elapsed, switch off the keep warm feature and exhaust the pressure. Reset cooking time to 3 minutes and press start.
  7. Add the seafood and seasoning; stir well. Attach lid and set valve to Air Tight.
  8. When time has elapsed, switch off the keep warm feature and let rest 5 minutes before manually releasing the pressure.

 

Recipe Tip

Base your quantities on the size of our pressure cooker! Use whatever combo of seafood that you prefer but, keep in mind, if you’d like to add fish or lobster tails put them in with the corn for the added cook time.

 

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