Old Fashioned Shrimp Boil

"I found this one on a recipe website and decided to try it at one of our summer cookouts. Everyone loved it! It's a no-fuss recipe that gets rave reviews every time and it's basically an entire dinner in one pot. Nothing says summer like a shrimp boil!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Bring 4 quarts water and first 7 ingredients to a boil in a 12-quart stockpot.
  • Add potatoes; simmer 15 minutes.
  • Add corn and sausage; simmer 8 minutes.
  • Add shrimp, cover, and turn off heat.
  • Let shrimp sit 10 to 15 minutes to absorb flavor.
  • Drain liquid, and spread shrimp boil out on a newspaper-covered table.
  • Serve with baguette slices, lemon wedges, melted butter, and Old Bay seasoning.

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