A one-pot meal, this crowd-pleaser is a wonderful weeknight dinner. The corn on the cob and red potatoes are cooked with the shrimp and sausage, making clean-up a snap.

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20 mins
25 mins
45 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 3 quarts of water, onion, garlic, seafood seasoning, and salt in a large pot. Squeeze lemon juice from halves, and add both the juice and the lemon halves into the pot. Bring to a boil.

  • Place potatoes and sausage in the pot, and return to a boil. Simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the corn; cook until tender, about 10 minutes longer. Remove pot from heat, and stir in the shrimp; let stand, covered, until shrimp are pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off liquid before serving. It may be reserved for other uses, such as soup stock.

Nutrition Facts

674 calories; protein 43.8g; carbohydrates 49.4g; fat 35.1g; cholesterol 247.4mg; sodium 5066.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

Rating: 5 stars
With a few altercations, mine turned out wonderful!!! Delete onion and lemon, instead, use 1/2 bottle of Mrs. T's bloody mary mix. Put the hot sauce in the boiling mixture, not at the end. Add about twice as much garlic cloves, so when all is done, you use the soften garlic to spread on some dried italian bread. Absolutely delicious. Can also add crab legs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was wonderful! I loved the fact that exact amounts are given for the water & the seasoning. I recently had another seafood boil that didn't & it wasn't seasoned as well as I would have liked. I also liked the suggestion of saving the stock & using it in a soup... I can't believe I threw it all out on my last seafood boil. I did add closer to 5 quarts of water (needed it for coverage) but only added the 1/2 cup of Old Bay & I think that was plenty. I added a lb. of King crab & OMG! there was a lot of food for 2 people....we'll be eating the leftovers all weekend (not that I'm complaining LOL). Hubby & I loved the flavor the boil gave the corn (I used frozen but thawed half cobs because I didn't have any fresh) & the potatoes. Thanks for another great recipe Pam! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 3 stars
This was OK, but there are better shrimp boil packets out there than using Old Bay Seasoning. And it would be easier and quicker to use a shrimp boil packet. My corn didn't turn out very well with this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was fairly quick and easy. Only change I made was to put in 1/4 C of Old Bay instead of 1/2. Even my two sons who don't eat corn at this. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I tried this recipe for the first time when my daughter and I went to the beach for a week. We absolutely LOVED it! My daughter and my boyfriend are a little on the picky side. I made it for my boyfriend and he has already requested I make it again. AWESOME and so easy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Spicy and easy to make. My husband thought this tasted like something we would get at a restaurant. I left the water in after cooking and served with garlic toast. The soup mixture was great for dipping! Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My family loves it. We have it two or three times a month. Read More