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Vietnamese cajun shrimp boil
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4.59 from 24 votes

Vietnamese Cajun Shrimp Boil

A Vietnamese take on a classic shrimp boil that combines Vietnamese ingredients with cajun spices.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun, Vietnamese
Keyword: shrimp boil, Viet cajun shrimp boil
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Becca Du



  • Boil water with 2 lemons, old bay seasoning, onion, garlic, lemongrass, and ginger. Once boiling, simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Next, add the potatoes and cook for 5-10 minutes. I got smaller red potatoes, so I boiled it for closer to 5 minutes.
  • Add the sausages and corn and cook for another 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes until orange and opaque.
  • Remove the shrimp, potatoes, sausage, and corn from the broth. Reserve 1 cup of broth. 
  • Mix the reserved broth with butter. Pour into a small bowl and serve on the side. You also have the option to pour it over the shrimp and other ingredients.
  • Cut the remaining lemon into wedges. Garnish the shrimp boil with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 614mg | Sodium: 2275mg | Potassium: 1174mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 507mg | Iron: 11mg