Old Fashioned Shrimp Boil!

Spice up your next party with this old fashioned shrimp boil!


Check out the original recipe, shared here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/11379367/Shrimp-boil-recipe.html.


2 1/2 Gallons Water

10 Tablespoons Salt

3 1/2 Tablespoons Paprika

1 1/2 Tablespoons Cayenne Pepper

3 1/2 Tablespoons Whole Black Peppercorns

2 Lemons, Halved

10 Tablespoons Old Bay or Cajun Seasoning

1 Bulb Garlic, Halved

3 3/4 Tablespoons Green Tabasco

3 3/4 Tablespoons Red Tabasco

1 White Onion, Diced

5 Bay Leaves

4 Sprigs Thyme

4 1/2 Pounds Shrimp - Head Off, Shell On

8 Corn Cobs, Halved

3 1/2 Pounds Smoked Sausage, Cut Into Small Chunks

1 Pound Potatoes - Left Whole


Fill a large pot with the water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves. Add the Old Bay of Cajun seasoning, garlic and onion. Tie the thyme sprigs together with kitchen string and add to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cook 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, slice along the back of each shrimp through the shells; remove the veins and rinse the shrimp. Add to the pot, cover and cook until the shrimp curl and are just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon to a large serving bowl. Add about 1 cup of the broth to the bowl and stir. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter. Serve with the remaining broth and lemon wedges.