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Shrimp boil with tender shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes and sausage.
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Shrimp Boil

This classic shrimp boil contains fresh shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage, all boiled in a flavorful broth. An complete meal in one pot that's perfect for feeding a crowd!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword seafood boil, shrimp boil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 479kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 3 lemons divided use
  • 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning plus more for garnish
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 onion peeled and cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 pound small red potatoes halved
  • 4 ears corn on the cob cut into 3-4 inch pieces
  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined (leave tails on)
  • 1 pound smoked sausage cut into 1 inch pieces, kielbasa or andouille are preferred
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Cut 2 of the lemons into quarters. Cut the remaining lemon into wedges and reserve the wedges for later use.
  • Fill a large pot with 12-14 cups of water. Place the 2 quartered lemons in the water along with the Old Bay seasoning, garlic and onion. Bring to a boil.
  • Add the potatoes to the pot and cook for 10-12 minutes or until just tender. Add the corn and sausage and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink and opaque.
  • Drain the shrimp mixture from the pot, reserving 1 cup of the broth.
  • Melt the butter and whisk it into the reserved broth. Pour the broth over the shrimp mixture.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay seasoning to taste, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 450mg | Sodium: 1892mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 48.4mg | Calcium: 316mg | Iron: 7.3mg