Shrimp and Sausage Boil

Bring an easy-to-share platter of this low-country favorite recipe to the table and everyone will be impressed. Toss in the lemon halves at the last to squeeze over the shrimp.

  • 1 3 ounce bag shrimp or crab boil
  • 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 1/4- 3 pounds small new potatoes
  • 4 - 5 corn, husked and cut in 1-1/2- to 3-inch pieces
  • 1 - 2 pounds spicy smoked link sausage (kielbasa or andouille), diagonally sliced in 1-inch pieces
  • 3 - 4 pounds medium to large unpeeled shrimp (preferably heads on)
  • 3 - 4 lemons, halved
  • Snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • Garlic Mayonnaise and Cocktail Sauce (see recipe)
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In a 12- to 16-quart pot bring 2 gallons water to boiling. Add shrimp or crab boil and Old Bay Seasoning; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add potatoes, a few at a time, allowing water to continue simmering. Simmer 7 to 10 minutes, until nearly tender. Add corn; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add sausage and shrimp. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp are opaque (do not overcook shrimp) and sausage is heated through; drain.
Transfer to large platter. Add lemon halves and sprinkle parsley. Serve hot or within 1 hour of cooking. Pass Garlic Mayonnaise and Cocktail Sauce. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 678, Fat, total (g) 34, chol. (mg) 339, sat. fat (g) 11, carb. (g) 41, Monosaturated fat (g) 10, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 5, pro. (g) 53, vit. A (IU) 583, vit. C (mg) 57, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 9, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Folate (µg) 56, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3, sodium (mg) 1356, Potassium (mg) 1418, calcium (mg) 141, iron (mg) 6, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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