An easy shrimp boil recipe with shrimp, sweet corn, spicy andouille, and red potatoes. It’s great for a crowd!
Also known as a Low-Country Boil, this Shrimp Boil is one of our favorites! It comes together quickly, you can adjust it to add in anything that you like (and leave out what you don’t) And, at least the shrimp and corn, you get to eat with your hands. Which means that it is a winner with the kiddos.
This is what you need for a shrimp boil:
One of the great things about a low country boil is that it is all done in one large stock pot. The order that you cook the ingredients in is the trickiest part. You want to add the ingredients that take the longest to the boil first. The potatoes, onion and corn will take longer than the shrimp.
Shrimp only takes 2 – 3 minutes before it is cooked. If you go much over that then it will be tough and over done. The sausage is already cooked so I like to add it with the shrimp just so that it has a chance to warm up.
Once everything has cooked, use a slotted spoon to remove everything from the boil and transfer it to a platter.
I like to save some of the broth to dunk some bread in!
That is the great thing about a shrimp boil, its all in the boil! The protein, the carbs, the veggies, it’s all there! I do also like to serve a green salad on the side and some crusty french bread.
And don’t forget the cocktail sauce and melted butter!
Some of my other favorite Shrimp Recipes:
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Combine water, Old Bay Seasoning, onion, garlic, lemon and bay leaves together in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add in potatoes and cook for 8 - 10 minutes or until fork tender.
Add in corn, cook an additional 3 minutes.
Add in shrimp and sausage. Cook just until the shrimp is opaque and the sausage is warmed through, about 3 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer shrimp, sausage and veggies to a platter. Serve with butter and cocktail sauce for dipping.
Nutrition facts not guaranteed.
Calories: 491 , Total Fat: 16.8g , Saturated Fat: 5.7g , Cholesterol: 140mg , Sodium: 3384g , Carbohydrates: 57.2g , Fiber: 6.9g , Sugar: 6.4g , Protein: 32.2g
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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