Shrimp Boil

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 lemons, halved, plus wedges for serving
  • 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 8 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 4 ears corn, husked and snapped in half
  • 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Hot sauce, for serving (optional)
Directions

Fill a large pot with 4 quarts of water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves. Add the Old Bay, garlic and onion. Tie the thyme sprigs together with kitchen twine

and add to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cook 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, slice along the back of each shrimp through the shells; remove the veins and rinse the shrimp. Add to the pot, cover and cook until the shrimp curl and are just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon or skimmer to a large bowl. Add the butter and about 1 cup broth to the bowl and toss until the butter is melted. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter. Serve with the remaining broth, lemon wedges and hot sauce, if desired.

Per serving: Calories 379; Fat 10 g (Saturated 5 g); Cholesterol 225 mg; Sodium 735 mg; Carbohydrate 41 g; Fiber 9 g; Protein 30 g

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos


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has anyone added sausage to this recipe? if so how was it? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this all the time & it's always a big hit! I always follow the recipe exactly and I love it as is, but I'm gonna throw in a little andouille sausage this labor day because I read so many other shrimp boil recipes using it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my new favorite. My family and friends absolutely love this. Making it again as I am writing this! Didn't change a thing! Fabulous! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very very good. Next time, I will double the crab boil because it just wasn't as spicy as we like. I missed the kielbasa. It is a good solid recipe and makes a beautiful presentation. The broth is very good, but could use a little more heat for our tastes. Thanks Food Network Kitchen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a must try. I figured because of the ingredients it would be good and it was! Everyone loved it! I lost my thyme, so didnt use it at all just added red pepper flakes instead lol. I added smoked sausage I saw in a similar recipe that called for either Andouille or Kielbasa, I used Kielbasa. Anyway, it was great, easy, crowd pleaser. Looks beautiful when done! Ravens won Superbowl... item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this last night and loved every bit of it. I like the idea of adding sausage, but also liked the calorie count of the original recipe. Delicious as written! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! Simple and tasty! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, no, LOVE this recipe. It was easy and delicious. I was so proud to serve this because it was so amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this dish. We had friends over for dinner and they loved it too. I added beer to it and it was just delicious....Thumbs Up!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Friends and family loved this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added red pepper flakes, Cayenne pepper and chili pepper to the old bay to give it a kick! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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