Shrimp and Sausage Boil

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Celeste

This recipe is from the July 2008 issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Top Review by JWS8009

OH my Gosh! This was fantastic! I had 1/2 the shrimp, and 12oz sausage, but full seasoning and I winged it with everything else. Even my husdand (scrooge) loved it! My step-son asked for the reciepe and I'm happy to give it! I added 1 lemon (cut in half) to the water, but didn't do the garlic mayo - just the cocktail sauce. The potatoes were flavorful with out anything more than came out of the pot - but add butter?! Wow! Anyway - fantastic!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) bag shrimp boil or 1 (3 ounce) bag crab boil
  • 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 12 lbs tiny new potatoes
  • 4 -5 ears corn, husked and cut in 1 1/2 to 3 inch pieces
  • 2 lbs spicy smoked link sausage, diagonally sliced in 1-inch pieces (kielbasa or andouille)
  • 3 12 lbs unpeeled medium shrimp
  • 3 -4 lemons, halved
  • snipped fresh Italian parsley (flat-leaved)
  • garlic mayonnaise
  • seafood cocktail sauce


  1. in a 12 to 16 quart pot, bring 2 gallons water to boiling.
  2. Add shrimp or crab boil and Old Bay Seasoning; reduce heat.
  3. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes, a few at a time, allowing water to continue simmering.
  5. Simmer 7 to 10 minutes, untl nearly tender.
  6. Add corn; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  7. Add sausage and shrimp.
  8. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp are almost opaque (do not overcook shrimp) and sausage is heated through; drain.
  9. Transfer to large platter.
  10. Add lemon halves and sprinkle with parsley.
  11. Serve hot or within 1 hour of cooking.
  12. Pass Garlic Mayo and Cocktail Sauce.

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