Yum Yum Shrimp Boil

When it comes to seafood, my family seems to devour it like hungry wolves. We seriously can’t get enough. (Emily’s family – not so much, but that’s another story.) Not a week goes by where we don’t eat seafood in some form or another. Maybe we should seek out shrimp-aholics anonymous.

This recipe is one of our absolute favorites. There are many variations and ours is by no means an exact science. (It kind of mimics Old Bay’s Shrimp Boil Shrimp Fest Recipe with several tweaks.) I know we don’t share recipes on EJD very often, but when we do, you can count on them being something that we absolutely love to make and eat.

You will need some smoked sausage, polska kielbasa or something similar. I usually choose smoked turkey sausage, which still tastes amazingly sinful, but cuts out quite a few more calories and fat. We also use 5 red potatoes, 3 ears of corn on the cob, 1 lb. of shrimp, 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning, and 1 Tbsp salt.

Shrimp Boil 1

To start, fill a stock pot about half way full of water and put in on the stove top to boil.

While that is heating up, chop up the smoked sausage and red potatoes into bite sized pieces and cut your corn into 2-3 inch sections.

Shrimp Boil 2

Next, add the Old Bay Seasoning and salt to the water, do the hokey pokey, and mix it all around.

Shrimp Boil 3

Once the whole combo is boiling hot, grab your timer. Throw in the potatoes and set the timer for 7 minutes. When the bell sounds, put in the sausage and allow another 4 minutes to pass. Ding, ding. Next is the corn. That needs about 8 minutes. By now it is smelling super yummy. Toss the shrimp in and allow everything to keep on cooking for another 4 minutes, then strain and serve to your hungry bunch.

Shrimp Boil 4

There are only 4 of us and with this amount, we definitely had plenty. Feel free to tweak it to your liking.

Shrimp Boil 5

Yum Yum Shrimp Boil from Elizabeth Joan Designs

4 servings

– 1 lb. Uncooked Shrimp, Shell On
– 1 lb. Summer Sausage, cut into 1 inch portions
– 5 Red Potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
– 3 Ears of Corn, divided into 2-3 inch sections
– 1/4 Cup Old Bay Seasoning
– 1 Tbsp. Salt
– 12 Oz. Beer (optional)
– Water
– Parsley

Combine the water, Old Bay Seasoning, salt and beer in a pot and bring to a boil. Add potatoes and allow to boil for 7 minutes. Add sausage and allow to boil for 4 minutes. Add corn and allow to boil for 8 minutes. Add shrimp and continue boiling for another 4 minutes. Strain, garnish with parsley, and serve.


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