Unsalted Butter (1lb of shrimp = 1 stick of butter)
Potatoes, Sausages, Corn (not necessary)
Now this is where it becomes a (sort of) recipe. A lot of mixes were done by taste and I don't exactly have a specific amount (tbsp/tsp) of spices that you should put. All I know FOR SURE that to add heat (make it mild, medium or hot) is the amount of CAYENNE that you put -- so add that ingredient LAST.
Steam shrimp. If you want potatoes, cut the potatoes in cubes and have it boil in hot water for 10 minutes or until soft. While doing that combine the butter (melted - remember the more butter you put, the more soup there is) and all the other ingredients except lime. Mix everything according to taste, put as much garlic as you please, and the amount of spice is truly dependent on the cayenne. Once it is a liking to your taste, combine with your steamed shrimp. Mix together and heat up for 10-15 minutes so the mix & shrimp will satiate. Add limes for taste.
Voila! Your very own (easy/sort of) Boiling Crab! :) Let me know if you try this recipe!
Till Next Time! :)