American Style Shrimp Boil
An amazing meal that brings people together with minimal clean up!
I love a good shrimp boil! It tends to be a southern American summer feast. I love to make it when we have guests as it's delicious, easy, and perfect for sharing. Traditional shrimp boils are meant to be thrown across a picnic table over a bunch of newspapers. Everyone just grabs what they want and eats with their hands! This may gross some people out but I personally love it. This is not for the clean freaks. I think a messy meal like ribs, hot wings, or a good shrimp boil makes true friends out of people!
This meal takes about 30 minutes to make with 10 minutes of prep. Not to mention you aren't messing with stuff as you have guests. It's a one pot wonder meal! Old Bay seasoning is what offers all the delicious flavor. For your Brit's you will likely need to purchase off of Amazon. This is the one I got.
Servings – 4
1.5 lb Shell on Shrimp or Prawns
1 lb Keilbasa Sausage (can be found at polish markets)
1 Large Yellow Onion, quartered
4-6 Cobs of corn cut into quarters
1 12 oz Can of Beer
4 Large Red Potatoes cut into quarters
1/4 Cup Old Bay Seasoning + more for sprinkling before serving
1 Tsp Salt
8 Cups Water
Add water, beer, Old Bay seasoning, and salt to large pot and bring to a boil.
Toss in potatoes and onion and boil for 6 min.
Add sausage for another 4 min
Add corn for 5 min.
Add Shrimp for another 5 min. (once shrimp is pink and starting to curl, it's done) Don't over cook!
Remove from heat and drain liquid.
Throw onto a baking pan or cover table with paper and sprinkle shrimp boil across paper. Sprinkle with addtional Old Bay seasoning and have everyone grab what they want and go to town! Serve with cornbread (see additonal recipe).