Friday, October 7, 2011

Shrimp Boil

This is a great recipe to prepare for a crowd! We first tried this on a family vacation to Port Aransas, TX,  at a restaurant called "The Crazy Cajun".  Recently we celebrated our daughter & son-in-law's birthdays & fixed this yummy meal.  If you have a large outdoor kettle/turkey fryer it makes it fun.  We were prepared to do that but our plans quickly changed when the kettle failed us!!  What to do??  We used two large stockpots & went indoors.  When there's a will, there's a way!!  This recipe is based on Paula Dean's "Low Country Boil".  Here's our adapted version: 

This feeds  8-10
16-20 small red new potatoes
1/2 c. Old Bay Seasoning
8-10 4" pieces of smoked sausage
4-5 fresh ears of corn, cut in half (or use the small frozen ones)
2 lbs. unpeeled fresh corn
Freezer paper for covering the table

Fill the large portable outdoor cooker with enough water to cover all the ingredients.  (This is when we filled 2 large stockpots with water, about 3/4 full.)  Add the Old Bay Seasoning & heat until boiling.  When boiling, add potatoes.  Cook on medium for about 15 minutes.  Add smoked sausage & cook for 5 minutes.  Add corn & cook 10 minutes.  Add shrimp & cook for 3 minutes.  Don't overcook the shrimp!!!!  Drain very carefully. 

Cover your table with the freezer paper.  Spread all the food out & let everyone dig in!!!

I'm sharing this with:
 On the Menu Monday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday


  1. Yum! One of my favorites! And if it's Miss Paula's recipe, it has to be good! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  2. Oh boy, that would be great for dinner! I am hungry. We have some Canadian bacon in the smoker and the aroma is making me hungry!

    Don't worry about Earl. I just got a ransom from those naughty witches. :)

  3. Hi Kitty,
    I'm visiting from Stone Gable. This is one of my favorite meals to eat. I linked up a Shrimp and Grits recipe. I could eat shrimp any way. Sounds a little like the character from Bubba Gump!

  4. Kitty this would be a great boil. I sure enjoy a good craw boil and this is a great idea for a shrimp boil. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Being from Loosiana, we do this every weekend during crawfish season!! A leetle tip for even more flavor...into a cutoff leg of pantyhose, put your sausage, mushrooms, eggs (great for the next day to make potato salad from leftovers!) & pods of garlic. mmm-mmm good. We even throw hot tamales in at last min to heat up and eat with all the other fixins!!

  6. Um, this looks fantastic and definitely inspiration on this cold, windy day in Chicago. Thanks for posting and stopping by my blog the other day. liz


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