Shrimp Boil

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by susie cooks

This is so fun.. We have been making this for years, but never were exact with our measurements. This is from Martha Stewart.

Top Review by cookingfor3

This is quick and super tasty! My family loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 14 cup Old Bay Seasoning, plus
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 large head of garlic, halved horizontally
  • 3 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 dried red chili
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, tied together with kitchen twine
  • 1 lb red potatoes, unpeeled, halved if large
  • 4 ears corn, husked, halved crosswise
  • 1 lb large shrimp, unpeeled, deveined (shells split lengthwise)
  • hot sauce


  1. Fill a large stockpot with 4 quarts water. Squeeze lemons into water, add rinds.
  2. Add bay leaves, seasoning, garlic, onions, chile, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and thyme.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes, simmer 12 minutes.
  5. Add corn, simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Add shrimp: cover and simmer until opaque, 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Transfer to bowl. Sprinkle with salt; serve with hot sauce and lemon wedges.

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