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Old Bay® Shrimp Fest

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"Enjoy this one-pot shrimp fest for easy, summertime entertaining! Shrimp, smoked sausage, potatoes, corn and onions are perfectly seasoned with Old Bay®."
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Ingredients

45 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In an 8-quart pot, bring Old Bay, salt, water and beer to a boil. Add potatoes and onions; cook over high heat for 8 minutes.
  2. Add smoked sausage to potatoes and onions; continue to cook on high for 5 minutes. Add corn to pot; continue to boil for 7 minutes. Add shrimp in shells, cook for 4 minutes.
  3. Drain cooking liquid. Pour contents of pot into several large bowls, shallow pails or mound on a paper-covered picnic table. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay if desired.

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Most helpful positive review

I made this for the second time this weekend and it was even better. Here are my changes/additions: 3/4 cup Old Bay, 2 bottles of beer, 3 quarts water, about 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 lemon cut ...

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I almost feel bad reviewing this recipe. I followed it to a t and I was soooo looking forward to eating it. It smelt sooooooo good! I LOVE shrimp. but i was disappointed. I am going to try this ...

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I made this for the second time this weekend and it was even better. Here are my changes/additions: 3/4 cup Old Bay, 2 bottles of beer, 3 quarts water, about 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1 lemon cut ...

What a great and very easy meal to make! I have made this about ten times so far, and is great, AS-IS. I have found that the frozen corn on the cob (ear nibblers), work very well when fresh cor...

My family absolutely loved this one! I made it on a Friday night on vacation; my 9-year-old twin daughters (who were 'starving!') said it was awesome and worth the wait!! I only used 1 lb of s...

Most excellent. Couldn't have enough of it.

Great and easy recipe, would be great for summer entertaining. Although, not quite as spicy as I had hoped. Also, potatoes were a tad over-done and corn was a tad under-done. A few minor adjustm...

This is similar to a New England Clam boil which I have fixed for my family for years but, this has a whole lot more flavor! My family loved it! This is fast, easy and full of flavor! It was a h...

The only change I made was to squeeze a bit of fresh lemon over each serving. Every time I make it I wish I had doubled the recipe!

This was the best!!! So easy and so quick, I was able to entertain my guests while easily assembling the meal. Everyone loved it, Next time I'd also try crab legs or maybe chunks of grouper or c...

This recipe is excellent and easy great for company!! Fun dish to eat!! It made my whole house smell wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!