Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil

This is one of our favorite summer recipes because not only is it delicious, but it doesn’t heat up the kitchen.  You can easily cook this on a grill side burner outside.  Our kids thoroughly enjoy this meal as it includes ingredients they love, and there are no plates or forks!  A “Shrimp Feast” they called it.  I might like that name better! Enjoy this delicious summer recipe.

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INGREDIENTS:
  • 12-16 oz. of raw, shell-on, deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 13 oz. package of Polska Kielbasa, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 10-15 small red potatoes, cut in half if they’re larger than bite size
  • 8 ears of sweet corn (husks removed and broken in half)
  • 1 package of Zataran’s Crawfish, Shrimp, and Crab Boil in a bag (found in dry herb section)
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 large head of garlic, sliced in half horizontally
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • Zataran’s Creole Seasoning
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
INSTRUCTIONS:
Fill a large pot with water.  Likely the largest pot you have in your kitchen.  The recipe for the Zataran’s Boil in a Bag calls for about 3 quarts of water, but I usually fill my largest pot nearly 2/3 full of water.
Add the bag of Zataran’s Boil in a Bag seasonings to the water along with the red potatoes, onion, lemon, and garlic.  Bring it to a boil.  Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes.
Next add the corn and sausage.  Let it cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Finally, add the shrimp.  Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until it turns a pinkish/white color. Don’t overcook it.  You don’t want tough, chewy shrimp.
Drain all ingredients and pour onto newspapers on the tabletop.  Sprinkle with chopped chives. Serve with softened butter.  I added some Creole seasoning and Old Bay seasoning to our butter and it was sooo good.  You could also just sprinkle the seasonings on top.  Prepare to get messy while eating!  It’s really the perfect meal to eat outside.  Our family of 5 ate this entire recipe with no leftovers. Enjoy!
© Terri Demarest Photography
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