Stuck in a dinner rut? Hosting a small dinner party? This easy shrimp boil is your answer. And when I say easy I mean if you can chop and dump food into a pot then you can do this! My parents were in town visiting this weekend and we made this for dinner Saturday night. It's a 1 pot wonder that comes together in no time and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Pair with a delicious wine (and a glass of water because this dish does have a little kick).
Makes: 8 large servings
Prep time: 15 min
Total cook time: 30 minutes
-4 quarts water (16 oz)
-1 can (12 oz) beer (optional)
-1/2 c Old Bay Seasoning
-8 medium red potatoes quartered
-2 large onions cut into wedges
-2 lbs andouille sausage cut into 1in or 2in pieces
-8 ears fresh corn shucked and cut into thirds
-4 lbs unpeeled jumbo shrimp
Bring water, beer and Old Bay seasoning and salt to a boil in a 12 qt stock pot on high heat. Add potatoes and onions. Cook 8 minutes. Add smoked sausage, cook 5 minutes. Add corn and cook 7 minutes. Stir in shrimp and cook approx. 4 minutes or until shrimp turns pink making sure not to over cook. Drain cooking liquid and dump contents of pot into a large serving bowl or platter. Or opt for the super casual route like we did and place newspapers on the counter and dump contents onto paper. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay seasoning if desired.
I hope you guys enjoy this fun dinner as much as we did!