This is comfort food for any true Southerner. Includes shrimp, potatoes, fresh corn and smoked sausage.

RAdams

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring the water to a boil in a very large pot. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water, then throw in the halves. Add the onion, garlic, salt and crab boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes.

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  • Add the potatoes and sausage; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the corn and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the shrimp. Let sit covered for 5 minutes or until shrimp are pink. Drain, and serve with melted butter for dipping. Broth may be reserved and reused for cooking rice or other soups.

Nutrition Facts

1037 calories; protein 66.6g; carbohydrates 51.8g; fat 63.3g; cholesterol 397mg; sodium 2644.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
Nice! I changed this recipe as follows to serve four: just under cup Old Bay (instead of the salt and crab boil); 1 lb cooked/frozen jumbo shrimp. Other changes: I cooked the corn in advance in another pot; I cut the potatoes into quarters. Otherwise I followed the directions exactly. I had no idea what to expect with so few ingredients the results were amazing. I had my parents over for dinner & we all LOVED IT. In a nod to tradition I used newspaper as a tablecloth (but we ate out of bowls and I ate with my fingers). A fun evening! Read More
(37)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2006
This was not terrible but it wasn't great for sure. The lemon made the whole thing taste funny. I doubt I'll make this again. Read More
(10)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2006
Nice! I changed this recipe as follows to serve four: just under cup Old Bay (instead of the salt and crab boil); 1 lb cooked/frozen jumbo shrimp. Other changes: I cooked the corn in advance in another pot; I cut the potatoes into quarters. Otherwise I followed the directions exactly. I had no idea what to expect with so few ingredients the results were amazing. I had my parents over for dinner & we all LOVED IT. In a nod to tradition I used newspaper as a tablecloth (but we ate out of bowls and I ate with my fingers). A fun evening! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2008
I love this recipe. I make this all the time the only thing I do is add crab legs to it. I call it a crab boil. I am always making this for girls nite. I like to serve this with a garlic dipping butter and hot sauce. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2009
this is our favorite summer fire pit meal. we cook it on our fire pit in the backyard. we add in some crab legs and andoulle sausage. it's a big hit with our neighbors and friends.we put 3 onions quartered and 5 garlic cloves and course ground pepper. it's fun to sit outside and cook it with some cold brews. that's how we do it in milwaukee wi. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
This is an exciting dish to make and eat. The shrimp is enhanced by the garlic and sweetness of the corn. Try it. I know you'll love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
I didn't have shrimp on hand. So I added chunks of chicken breast. Still turned out perfect! Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2006
This was not terrible but it wasn't great for sure. The lemon made the whole thing taste funny. I doubt I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2009
We made this for forty people and it was a huge hit. Just be aware that some people have shell fish allergies and may need alternate meal. I did use Old Bay Seasoning and fresh from the field sweet corn. I worried about the lemons but they were fine. We may do this annually. It was superb! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
The whole family loved it! There was NOTHING left. I didn't change a thing but will have to put in some extra corn next time for the kids. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2007
This is phenomenal! Yes this is really basic but everything comes together and tastes like you spent all day slaving away. Think of it more as a Southern verison of a clambake rather than a traditional "stew". Fixed two big pots of this for 4th of July over my grill. Briefly grilled the corn before adding it to the pot. Everyone loved it though be warned it's a bit messy to eat. Read More
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