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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prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

1002 calories; protein 81.1g; carbohydrates 72.5g; fat 42.3g; cholesterol 422.2mg; sodium 5184.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (164)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2004
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 in half, a bunch of crushed garlic. Next time I will probably use 3 large onions and might use new potatoes. If you want to add more seafood, you can always reduce the potatoes and corn - they take up a lot of room. Wonderful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2009
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 again but next time I am not going to leave the skins on the shrimp. My shrimp had NO flavor. I threw it all away. Myself and my husband loved the flavor of everything else. the potatoes were Fantastic. I am going to try this again but with a few changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2004
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 in half, a bunch of crushed garlic. Next time I will probably use 3 large onions and might use new potatoes. If you want to add more seafood, you can always reduce the potatoes and corn - they take up a lot of room. Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
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 corn is out of season. I take them out of the freezer, put them into a colander, and rinse under cool water until they are defrosted. When I made this meal this evening, I added 1 more bottle of beer, 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup more water. I then added 1/2 dozen live muscles, 1/2 live baby (small )clams at the same time that I added the corn. When the shells started opening (which took about 6-7 minutes), I added the shrimp and cooked 4 additional minutes. It was wonderful! Please remember to DISCARD any clams or muscles that do not open, as they will make you sick! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2002
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 smoked sausage, 2 lbs shrimp, 6 frozen cobbettes, and 12 sm-med whole red potatoes, but all the spice and beer as written. When it was over, we had 2 potatoes left.. a definite sign that indeed it is awesome!! Will make many times more.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2016
Most excellent. Couldn't have enough of it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2005
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 adjustments and this recipe would be fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2002
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 hit with everyone, even the kids! I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2002
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 clams. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2003
This recipe is excellent and easy great for company!! Fun dish to eat!! It made my whole house smell wonderful!! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2009
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 again but next time I am not going to leave the skins on the shrimp. My shrimp had NO flavor. I threw it all away. Myself and my husband loved the flavor of everything else. the potatoes were Fantastic. I am going to try this again but with a few changes. Read More
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