Friday, January 6, 2012

Shrimp Boil Pics and Recipe!

After the Christmas dinner shrimp boil at Josh and Rebekah's, I realized how Easy it was, and decided to do one while Dan is here! I decided to share the recipe below, in case there are some of you out there, who, like me, love shrimp but had no idea how easy it is to do a shrimp boil! =)

Check out that steam!


I think this is a new tradition in our house - come visit the Emerald Coast and we'll do a shrimp boil for you! =)

What I love about this meal (other than it being super easy to prepare):
1. It's sooo good!
2. You just dump it on the table - no plates necessary.
3. It's fun, a great "social meal".
4. The clean up is a snap! You just roll the whole mess up and throw it in the trash!

Having a fresh seafood place a block away makes this super convenient and fairly cheap!

Old Bay Shrimp Boil Recipe:


1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 Tablespoons of salt
4 quarts (16 cups) of water
1 (12 ounce) can of beer (I didn't use this and it was still great)
8 medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
2 vidalia onions, cut in wedges
2 lbs smoked sausage, cut in 2 inch lengths
8 ears frozen corn on the cob, thawed
4 lbs large shrimp, in shells


1. In an 8 quart stock pot, bring Old Bay, salt, beer and water to a boil.
2. Add potatoes and onions; cook over high heat for 8 minutes.
3. Add sausage, continue to cook on high for 5 minutes.
4. Add corn to pot: continue to boil for 7 minutes.
5. Add shrimp in shells; cook for 4 minutes.
6. Drain cooking liquid; pour contents of pot onto paper in the middle of the table.
7. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay if desired.



Andrew said...

Ok you had better get ready to do another shrimp boil cause I am coming over. :)

TAV said...

There is a chain called "Boiling Crab" out in CA, which has tasty shrimp like this. Can't wait to try it at home. Thanks!

Mom W. said...

I think Rebekah and I have to do this... Yum!!

Mom again said...

PS..Could you bring me the Old Bay shrimp seasoning JOia? or ... where would I get it?