Cajun style boiling pots are a group meal tradition dating back to the 1700s when the first Cajun people from the Maritime regions of Canada arrived and settled in the United States. There is no exact origin date or story behind these melting pots of seafood, potatoes, corn, sausage and seasonings. What we know is that they are a true example of a communal eating tradition for as long as we can remember. While boiling pots have been fully embraced by the southern regions of the United States from the Carolinas down to Louisiana, the tradition has found its way to the Old-Line State, and through the doors of The Crab Shack in Edgewater and Crofton, Maryland.
The Boiling Pot is known to be a whole meal in a pot, with heaping helpings and varieties of seafood, and whatever side dishes you like, often potatoes and corn or broccoli. The traditional Cajun Boiling Pot was made famous in Louisiana and generally consists of shrimp, crab, either claws or whole, and crawfish, with sweet and spicy sausage, corn, potatoes and a spicy Cajun seasoning. At The Crab Shack you get to build your Boiling Pot anyway that your heart desires.
Start with your choice of at least one type of seafood. Choose from a list of Shrimp, Snow Crab, King Crab, Scallops, Crawfish, Lobster Tail, Clam, and Mussels. Add in Garlic, Lemon, or Cajun Butter and decide exactly how spicy you would like your meal to be. Your pot will have potatoes, corn, and sausage, but you can always add extra, or you can throw in some broccoli, even a boiled egg or two. Of course, you do not have to include the side dishes in your pot, but it is highly recommended. Once you have built your pot, call all of your friends and tell them to come meet you at The Crab Shack in Crofton or Edgewater, just outside of Annapolis, Maryland, and make sure they do not forget their bibs and their appetite. Finish the meal off with fresh locally made Smith Island Cake and you have got a meal custom made to make memories that will last a lifetime and keep you coming back for more.
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