So you’re craving for a hot Cajun boiled craw fish but the nearest decent restaurant is like a thousand miles away, then what would you do? You make yourself a big batch of home style Cajun mix, don’t you?

Oh yeah, that what’s I did, or at least I tried to do. I would not say this recipe is from me a hundred percent. Of course, I did some researches here and here; and after that I changed whatever ingredients I do not have also add on few extra steps to ameliorate the recipe.

The name of this recipe has mentioned the main ingredient besides the almighty Cajun seasoning which is garlic. You’ll start with a lots of garlic and end with also a decent amount of additional garlic. Why? Because I was attempting to kill a demon in my apartment with the ancient beliefs: garlic-anti-everything-bad.

Boohoo, just kidding. I name this garlic Cajun recipe because I love garlic. So we dive into those steps and ingredients and pay attention to details if you can, I have made a lots of batch in order to come up with these guidelines. Enjoy yourself and may the almighty sauce be with us.

cajun seafood
I used clams and shrimps. Too bad there is not fresh craw fish around my neighbor hood.
garlic cajun boiling seafood

Garlic Cajun Boiling Seafood

You can swap shrimp for any kind of seafood you like and remember to cook this over medium heat ONLY. Also, DON’T forget the finishing step. It’s where the beauty of this recipe is. Let me know how yours turns out ok!!!!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Soaking time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 2


  • 3 lb shrimps/clams/crawfish/mussels
  • 1 lb unsalted butter
  • corn on the corb cooked, as desired
  • sausages cooked, as desired
  • new potatoes cooked, as desired

Seasoning mixture

  • 7 oz garlic minced
  • 0.5 oz cajun seasoning
  • 0.5 oz Old Bay seasoning
  • 0.5 oz lemon pepper seasoning
  • 0.5 oz paprika
  • 0.4 oz brown sugar
  • 0.2 oz cayenne pepper

Finishing mixture

  • 8 oz unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 oz garlic minced
  • 0.5 oz Cajun seasoning
  • 0.5 oz Old Bay seasoning
  • 0.5 oz paprika


  • In a heavy bottom medium cooking pot or large cooking pan, melt unsalted butter over medium heat. When butter has melted completely, add the minced garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Be careful, DO NOT burn the garlic.
  • Add the seasoning mixture to the melted butter, constantly stir for another 5-8 minutes. After that, add the corn, sausages, and potato (if you want) to the pot, and let it simmer for 8 minutes. Make sure to come back and stir once a while to make sure the bottom DOES NOT burn.
  • Add the uncooked shrimp to the mixture and simmer for 10 minutes. Then turn of the heat, cover the pot with lid and let them soak for another 5 minutes.
  • Move shrimp and whatever adds on you have inside the pot to a large mixing bowl. Put the minced garlic and butter in and stir until the butter completely melted. Sprinkle with the rest of seasoning mixture over everything before serving. Enjoy!
Keyword boiling cajun, cajun food, cajun seafood