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Shrimp Boil

Customer Rating: Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

6 Ratings    7 Comments

Yield: Makes 8 large servings

Preparation Time: 15 minutes; Cook Time: 30 minutes


1/2 cup McCormick Old Bay seasoning
2 Tablespoons salt
4 quarts water
1 can (12 oz) beer*
8 medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
2 large sweet onions, cut in wedges
2 lbs lean, smoked sausage, cut in 2-inch lengths
8 ears fresh corn, broken in half
4 lbs large shrimp in shells


1. In an 8-quart pot, bring Old Bay, salt, water, and beer to a boil.

2. Add potatoes and onions; cook over high heat for 8 minutes.

3. Add smoked sausage to potatoes and onions; 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.

*Alternative to beer:
Substitute chicken broth or chicken stock.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

Customer Comments

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Timothy M South Bend, In

“My wife and I made this over the Labor Day Holiday and we both have to say..."This was the best thing we have made to date!!" We love to cook.. This was GREAT!!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Shalon J Auburn, In

“This is the best Shrimp Boil receipe ever! We found it so easy to follow and all the ingredients cooked to perfection using the timed directions. We even added Crab Legs and Scallops.”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Mary Lake Ariel, PA

“I've made this recipe several times, most recently on a camping trip with a bunch of families and it is great. Even with picky eaters (kids) everyone loved it.”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Elizabeth G South Bend, IN

“After our daughter spent time in New Orleans she begged me to try this. It was awesome, and came very close to the crawfish boil she had in N'awlins. Thank you!!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Crystal R Raymore, MO

“We made this recently and it was a HUGE hit. It was really really good. I would like to add that we used a 12qt pot and it barely fit and when you add in the next ingrediants, don't start the timer until the water is back to a boil otherwise everything will be undercooked. Great recipe and everyone should definately try it!!!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Heather H Milwaukee, WI

“Tasty and easy!”

Recipe Rated Four and a Half Stars

Cynthia P Clinton, NY

“We make this a lot. Use turkey frying pot with strainer. Also use zatarains crab boil in a bag spices.”

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