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Fresh Shrimp Boil

Rated as 4.93 out of 5 Stars

"This is how I prepare shrimp. You can eat these chilled, with cocktail sauce or add them to your favorite recipe. I love to add these shrimp to coctel de camaron (Mexican shrimp cocktail)."
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20 m servings 420
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Mix beer, onion, red pepper flakes, parsley, salt, butter, garlic, pickling spice, oregano, and bay leaves in a saucepan; add enough cold water to fill the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  2. Drop shrimp into the boiling liquid, let the mixture return to a boil, and cook until shrimp are bright pink and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 5 minutes; drain.


  • Cook's Note:
  • After shrimp are cooked, the boil can be discarded or saved to be used as broth.
  • 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: 420 calories; 15.2 19.9 40.1 376 7527 Full nutrition

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Made this for my family tonight and they loved it. Even with the crushed red pepper is wasn't spicy (only my son and I like spicy food). This dish goes great with Jasmine rice and oven roasted s...

I love this recipe! I do not use the beer--since I'm gluten free. It's important to know that you need to chill the shrimp in ice water after cooking, so they stop cooking. I have made this ...

This is a terrific shrimp boil. In fact, I will use this to cook all my boiled shrimp for recipes and shrimp cocktails in the future. Perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Loved this and it's the second time for it. I don't have pickling spice so I read up on the ingredients and added them into the boiling water. Doubled this for two pounds of colossal shrimp. A...

Pretty tasty! I didn't use the beer- just water. Easy and great.

Flavor is good to change it up every once in awhile. I think I prefer simple beer and Old Bay on a regular basis.

Make sure to use quality ingredients & never use farm raised shrimp, only use WILD CAUGHT SHRIMP.

This is how my Tidewater, Virginia grandmother steamed shrimp. It allows you to taste the beautiful flavor of the shrimp more than old bay

Just delicious...followed the recipe exactly..I put the shrimp in a small bowl lined with romaine lettuce. Had small slices of sharp cheddar cheese nestled next to the shrimp. Mixed cocktail sau...