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Thursday, January 3, 2013

An Untraditional New Year

In the South we have a tradition of cooking black eyed peas for good luck, and greens or cabbage for an increased in money. Although I'm not superstitious, for years I have gone a long with the tradition... NOT THIS TIME!!!

After cooking and eating the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, which was pretty much the SAME menu, I was ready for something different. My family felt the same way! I had the big idea to have a shrimp boil, and they were game. It was so simple!

Shrimp Boil
  • Crab boil, or shrimp boil seasoning to taste
  • 5 pounds new potatoes
  • 3 packages of kielbasa sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces                                
  • 8 ears of corn
  • 4 pounds of shrimp
  1. In a large pot of water (can be done inside or out) add seasoning, and bring to a boil. Add potatoes, and sausage, and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the corn and shrimp, cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until shrimp are done.
  2. Drain off the water, pour contents onto a table covered in newspaper, or on a platter. Dig in!
It was delicious! I think we've just started a new, New Year dinner tradition. But we can't wait till January 1, to have another shrimp boil!

Does your family have New Years traditions that you've strayed away from?

Recipe courtesy of All iPhone app.  



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