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Easy Shrimp Boil
This Easy Shrimp Boil is the easiest and most delicious shrimp boil recipe, a one-pot meal that's mess-free. Try it for a weeknight dinner recipe whenever you feel like shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 1.5 oz bag seafood boil seasoning about ½ cup (see note)
- 1 tbsp salt
- 12 oz beer 1 ½ cups
- 1 lb baby red potatoes
- 1 large yellow onion cut into 1 inch / 2 cm chunks
- 6 cloves garlic smashed
- 1 pound smoked sausage sliced into 1 inch / 2 cm pieces
- 4 ears corn husked and halved
- 2 lb raw large shrimp shell-on and deveined (see note)
Garnishes - optional
- ¼ cup butter melted
- lemon cut into wedges
- hot sauce
Fill a large pot (8-12 quarts) with 4 quarts of water, the beer, shrimp boil seasoning and salt. Place over high heat and bring to a boil.
Add potatoes, onions and garlic. Boil for 10 minutes or until potatoes are just beginning to become fork-tender.
Reduce heat to a medium and add the corn and sausage. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Add the shrimp and simmer for 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the shrimp sit in the pot for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
Drain the liquid, reserving a few cups if you prefer broth on the side.
Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter or dump onto newspaper.
Serve with optional melted butter, lemon wedges and hot sauce. Enjoy!
To make your own seafood boil seasoning, combine the following ingredients:
- 2 tbsp mustard seeds
- 2 tbsp coriander seeds
- 8 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp dill seed
- 10 allspice berries
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 434mg | Sodium: 1947mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 4.6mg