Over the past decade or so, the popularity of Cajun seafood boil–type restaurants has soared across the nation. The best seller is typically a bag or bucket of seasoned seafood—shrimp, crab, crawfish, mussels, lobster, or a combination—plus potatoes, corn on the cob, and sometimes sausage and hard-boiled eggs, which gets dumped directly onto the table, New Orleans-style.