When we were in Rockport, we saw a lot of great seafood. Fine dining, platters and fried foods are everywhere, but traditional seafood really brings it back to the basics. We visited Toan Pham of The Boiling Pot, and learned about a favorite people enjoy at the Rockport staple. We tried the Cajun seafood combo which is a mix of corn, potatoes, sausage, shrimp and blue crab. To make this at home, buy some pre-made Cajun seasoning and add it to a boiling pot of water. Pre-cook your potatoes for about 10 minutes, and add your corn for about 2 minutes. Take the vegetables out, and put in the blue crab for 6-7 minutes, and sausage for 2 minutes. The last thing you add is the shrimp for 2-3 minutes because it takes the least amount of time to cook. When the shrimp float at the top of the water, your food is done! To eat the shrimp, twist the head off and peel the shell. To eat the crab, you need to peel the shell off and break the body in half. Inside is the awesomely sweet crab meat! Rockport seafood is some of the best because their shrimp and crab is caught locally. Visit The Boiling Pot at 201 South Fulton Beach Road. Find them on Facebook or give them a call at 361-729-6972.
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