Key West Shrimp Boil with Key Lime Mustard Sauce


This Key West boil recipe makes perfectly pink shrimp and is absolutely the last boil recipe you'll ever need! These can be served immediately or chilled and served cold.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
3 pounds shrimp


Key Lime Mustard Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Key West Shrimp Boil:

  • 2 (12 fluid ounce) cans or bottles beer

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 12 dashes hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®), or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 pounds raw shrimp, or to taste


  1. Make the sauce: Stir mayonnaise, lime juice, Dijon mustard, sugar, and hot pepper sauce together in a bowl until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate mustard sauce for at least 2 hours.

  3. Prepare the shrimp boil: Mix beer, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, hot pepper sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper, and black pepper together in a saucepan; bring to a boil and add shrimp.

  4. Cook shrimp just until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 2 minutes; drain immediately.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the boil ingredients. The actual amount of the boil consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

509 Calories
31g Fat
10g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 509
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 359mg 120%
Sodium 1342mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 397mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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