Lowcountry Shrimp Boil

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceStrongerTogether.coop
Prep time35 minutes
Cooking time25 minutes
Total time1 hour

Description

Traditionally, shrimp boils are a communal meal, served on a table lined with newspaper or butcher paper. Set out butter, wedges of lemon, hot sauce, and various veggies to accompany the shrimp.

Ingredients

3 quarts
water
3 cloves
garlic (peeled and smashed)
1  
lemon (quartered)
12 ounces
beer, pilsner
1/4 cup
crab boil spice mix
2 teaspoons
salt
2 teaspoons
black pepper, ground
1  
onion, yellow (peeled and quartered)
8  
potato, red (small (about 1 pound total), cut in half)
4  
corn ear (cut in half)
12 ounces
sausage (smoked links, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces)
1 pound
shrimp (unpeeled (21-25 count), heads removed)

Instructions

In a large stock pot, combine water, garlic, lemon, beer, spices, salt, pepper and onion and bring to a boil. Add potatoes to the boiling stock and cook 10-15 minutes. Once the potatoes begin to get tender, add corn and sausage and cook another 10 minutes. Add the shrimp to the pot and cook for about 3 minutes, or until shrimp is cooked. Remove from heat and drain off water. Remove and discard the onion, garlic and lemon, and place the contents of the pot into a large serving dish.

Tip: Make your own crab boil seasoning using 1½ tablespoons each of yellow mustard seed and coriander seed, 1 teaspoon each of dill seed and whole allspice, and ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Place the spices in a tea ball or wrap in cheesecloth if you don’t want to deal with loose seeds.

Notes

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