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Mild-Style Shrimp Boil with Corn and Red Potatoes

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"For those who don't want their shrimp boil to be too hot, this recipe is more savory than spicy hot. If desired, serve with cocktail sauce, hot sauce, Old Bay® seasoning, or other condiments."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 585
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine boiling water and bouillon cubes in a large pot and stir until dissolved. Add 8 additional cups of water, onion, garlic, bay leaves, cloves, butter, salt, coriander seeds, dill seeds, mustard seeds, celery seeds, allspice, and peppercorns and bring to a boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Squeeze lemon juice into the pot and add lemon to the pot as well. Add potatoes and cook for 14 minutes. Add corn and cook 6 minutes more. Add shrimp and cook until opaque, about 3 minutes. Remove pot from heat.
  3. Add ice cubes to the pot with the shrimp boil and let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. For a traditional shrimp boil, place several layers of newspaper on the dining table. Use a slotted spoon to transfer shrimp, potatoes, and corn onto the center of the table for everyone to reach, grab, and enjoy. For a tidier take, place several layers of newspaper on a baking sheet. Place shrimp, potatoes, and corn on top of the sheet and place the sheet on the dining table for everyone to serve themselves. If you are a neat freak, place shrimp, potatoes, and corn in a serving dish to pass at the table.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I omitted any super-hot spices from this recipe and used milder spices in their place. White mustard seed has the least amount of heat of the mustard family and goes up in temperature the darker the seed is. Similarly, peppercorns have varying degrees of heat from green (the mildest), white (hot), and black (the hottest).

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 585 calories; 15.4 86.5 30.9 201 2936 Full nutrition

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