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Classic Seafood Shrimp Boil Recipe

This is the perfect summer meal for parties or just a fun dinner night. We promise everyone’s fingertips will be dripping with flavor if you follow this simple recipe!

Nothing screams summer more than fresh caught seafood, beautiful produce and dining al fresco. And, nothing could be more exciting than covering the table with newspaper and encouraging guests to dig into a big overflowing pile of steamed shrimp, sausage, and a few hearty vegetables.

A good old-fashioned seafood boil is all about the food, family and fun, so boil up some delicious corn, potatoes, sausage and of course shrimp and dig in for one final end-of-summer feast!

  • 4 quarts water (16 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 cup seafood seasoning (Old Bay is always a winner!)
  • 4-5 pounds unpeeled jumbo shrimp (approximately 25)
  • 2-3 pounds smoked sausage sliced into 3 inch pieces
  • 10-12 medium red potatoes, sliced into quarters
  • 8-10 ears fresh corn, shucked and halved

Boil water in a large stockpot on high heat.

Add in salt and seafood seasoning, then potatoes. Cook for 9 minutes.

Add in smoked sausage and cook for 5 more minutes.

Add in corn and cook 8 minutes.

Slowly stir in shrimp, cooking approximately 5 minutes until shrimp turn light pink.

Drain liquid and pour contents of pot onto a large serving platter or newspaper spread across table.

Add extra salt, seafood seasoning, or cocktail sauce (for shrimp) as needed.



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