Shrimp Boil Recipe
Gather your friends and family around the table, preferably outdoor, with a huge spread of old bay shrimp boil with potatoes, corn, smoked sausages and served with cold beer.
This is an all-American summer tradition and I have the best recipe for you!
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Shrimp Boil Seasoning
My recipe calls for the following spices and seasonings:
- Old Bay Seasoning for boiling all the ingredients.
- Cajun seasoning and melted butter to make the Cajun butter sauce.
How to Make Cajun Boil?
First, bring a pot of water to a boil. Next, add the ingredients to the pot in the following order:
- Old Bay seasoning
- Potatoes and corn.
- Smoked sausage and shrimp.
In the meantime, prepare the spicy Cajun butter sauce. The last step is to combine the boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn and smoked sausage with the Cajun butter sauce. Voila, dinner is done.
- I don’t recommend using Zatarain’s seasoning as I find it too salty.
- It takes practically 1 minute to cook medium-sized shrimp in hot boiling water. Do not overcook the shrimp or they will turn rubbery and tasteless.
- Add Cajun butter sauce to add extra flavors to the dish.
Can I Make It in Oven?
Yes, you can make this recipe in an oven by using a sheet pan.
Just mix all the ingredients together with the seasonings and spices. Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp and corn are cooked through.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Boil Shrimp and How Long to Boil Shrimp?
These are two common questions. A tall and narrow stockpot will be great for this recipe.
Fill the pot halfway with water and bring it to a rolling boil. Add the shrimp into the boiling water. The shrimp will be cooked when they turn pink, about 1 minute.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 498 calories per serving.
What to Serve with This Recipe?
- Water, for boiling
- 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
- 8 oz. (226 g) baby potatoes, cut into halves
- 2 ears corn on the cob, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 12 oz. (340 g) smoked sausage, cut into pieces (Hillshire Smoke Sausage Rope)
- 1 lb. (0.4 kg) shrimp, shelled, deveined, tail-in
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, for garnishing
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (McCormick)
Fill a tall stockpot halfway with water. On high heat, bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the Old Bay Seasoning, follow by baby potatoes and corn. Cover the pot and boil for 8-10 minutes, or until the potatoes become tender.
In the meantime, make the Cajun Butter by combining the melted butter with Cajun seasoning together. Stir to mix well and set aside.
Add the smoked sausage and shrimp, boil for 1 minute, or until the shrimp turn pink. Remove the pot from heat and drain all the ingredients using a colander. You may need to do it in two batches if your colander is not big enough.
Heat up a skillet on high heat. Add the Cajun Butter and all the shrimp boil ingredients together. Stir to combine well. Transfer the shrimp boil to a sheet pan or serving platter, garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.
You can make sheet pan shrimp boil by combining all the ingredients together with the seasonings and spices. Instead of 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning, use 2 tablespoons.
Bake at 425°F (220°C) for 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp and corn are cooked through.
Amount Per Serving Calories 498Total Fat 42gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 20gCholesterol 248mgSodium 868mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 29g