Cajun Crab and Shrimp Bouillon Recipe

Serves/Makes: 8


  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • 1/2 pound fresh crab meat (not imitation) drained and picked over
  • 2 quarts fish stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
How to cook Cajun Crab and Shrimp Bouillon:
  • Shell the shrimp. Devein them by making a shallow incision down their backs with a small sharp knife and lifting out the black or white intestinal vein with the point of the knife. Wash the shrimp briefly in a sieve or colander set under cold running water.
  • Bring the fish stock to a boil in a heavy 3 to 4-quart saucepan set over high heat. Drop in the shrimp and cook briskly, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until they are pink and firm to the touch. With a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to a bowl and put them through the medium blade of a food grinder. Set the ground shrimp aside and reserve all of the cooking liquid.
  • In a heavy 4 to 6-quart casserole, melt the butter over moderate heat. When the foam begins to subside, add the onions, celery and garlic and, stirring frequently, cook for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft but not brown. Pour in the reserved cooking liquid, then add the ground shrimp, the crab meat, thyme, bay leaf and red pepper, and bring the soup to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Pick out and discard the bay leaf. Taste for seasoning and serve the crab-shrimp bouillon at once from a heated tureen or from heated individual soup plates.

This recipe for Cajun Crab and Shrimp Bouillon serves/makes: 8

The Cajun Crab and Shrimp Bouillon recipe is adopted from The Cajun Cuisine - 1985.

Main Ingredient: Seafood Mix (more Seafood Mix recipes)
Preparation Method: Soup/Stew (more Soup/Stew recipes)
Cuisine: Cajun (more Cajun recipes)

More in Seafood Mix ~ Soup/Stew recipes:

  • Bouillabaisse Stew ~ Seafood Recipe - French recipe how to cook stew with broth, scorpion fish, weever, whiting, gurnard, conger, dory, red gurnard, monkfish or burbot, lobster, mussels, scallops, eel, and Rouille sauce.
  • Clam and Salmon Chowder ~ Seafood Chowder Recipe - recipe how to cook chowder with salmon, clams, crab meat, clam juice bacon, celery, carrots, corn, garlic, potatoes, bay leaf, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, dried th...
  • Seafood Mix Chowder ~ Seafood Mix Chowder Recipe - Recipe how to cook chowder with clam meat, mussel meat, potatoes, sweetcorn, bacon, onion, garlic, flour, milk, tomato juice, water or fish stock, and butter.
  • Thai Sour Seafood and Vegetable Soup ~ Seafood Soup Recipe - recipe how to cook soup with sea perch fillet, prawns (shrimps), squid (calamari), stems water mimosa, yard-long beans, lime juice, fish sauce, and chili paste. Thai recipe.
  • Thai Sour and Spicy Seafood Soup ~ Seafood Soup Recipe - easy recipe how to cook soup with prawns (shrimps), mussels, squid (calamari), steamed crab sculls, hot chilies, lemon grass stem, lime juice, fried dried hot chilies, kaffir...
  • West African Seafood Stew ~ Seafood Recipe - West African recipe how to cook stew with shrimp and flounder fillet, fish stock, onions, garlic, cayenne, thyme, sweet potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, parsley, green bananas, and lemon.
  • Tunisian Chunky Fish Soup ~ Seafood Soup Recipe - recipe how to cook soup with mixed seafood, olive oil, onions, bell pepper, chile, garlic, Harissa, cumin, saffron, fennel, potatoes, fish stock, lemon juice, tomatoes, cilant...
  • Kenyan Swahili Style Seafood Soup ~ Seafood Soup Recipe - recipe how to cook seafood soup with coconut milk, fish stock, oil, onions, carrots, leeks, celery, garlic, white wine, curry powder, saffron, Kenyan chiles, tomatoes, cilantr...
  • Brazilian Seafood Stew ~ Seafood Recipe - South American (Brazilian) recipe how to cook seafood stew with squid, clam meat, prawns, mussels, white fish, tomatoes, onions, coconut milk, lemon juice, and garlic.
  • Portuguese National Fish Stew ~ Fish Stew Recipe - recipe how to cook stew with mixed fish, squid, small clams, onions, fresh sardines, parsley, coriander, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, red and green pepper, and white wine. Portugu...

Free Fish & Seafood Recipes

^ Back to Top