EASY old bay shrimp boil recipe needs just 9 basic ingredients. This classic low country shrimp boil sounds fancy, but it’s easy enough for a weeknights!
- 12 oz. light beer
- 8 cups water
- 2 Tbsp. old bay seasoning + more for serving
- 2 lemons
- 1 white onion, peeled and quartered
- 4 ears corn, peeled and cut in half
- 1 lb. baby red potatoes, washed and cut in half
- 1 lb. raw shrimp, thawed (tail-on shrimp peeled and deveined )
- 12 oz. smoked andouille sausage, cut in 2″ pieces
- 1/4 cup butter
- Fill a large stock pot with beer, water and 2 tablespoons old bay. Slice one lemon in half and squeeze both sides into pot. Place lemon halves in the pot after you squeeze them. Bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add potatoes and cook for about 7 minutes.
- Add sausage and onion, cook for 5 minutes.
- Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes, until corn and potatoes are tender.
- Add shrimp and cook for about 1-3 minutes, until it turns pink and is cooked through.
- While shrimp boil is cooking, melt together butter and juice from remaining lemon. Season lemon butter with a sprinkle of old bay.
- Drain and serve with lemon butter sauce and additional old bay for sprinkling.
- Get your kids involved! They can: add water and old bay to pot, peel corn, wash potatoes, carefully cut sausage (with kid-safe knife).
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