Rating: 3.43 stars
76 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 18
  • 1 star values: 0
  • 76 Ratings

This Classic Shrimp Boil with Corn and Potatoes recipe is as tasty as it is satisfying. 

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Credit: David M. Russell

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Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil in a 10- to 12-quart pot. Squeeze juice from the lemons into water, then add the halves. Add onions, garlic, and spice bundle.

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  • Add potatoes to pot, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until potatoes are almost tender, about 10 minutes. Add corn; continue cooking 5 minutes more.

  • Stir in shrimp, submerging them completely. Cover partially, and let stand until shrimp are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Ladle 2 cups of broth into a glass measuring cup; drain the shrimp and vegetables in a large colander, discarding remaining liquid.

  • Make spicy butter: In a small saucepan, stir together melted butter and hot sauce to taste. Divide butter among small dishes or ramekins.

  • Divide reserved broth among small bowls for dipping. Transfer shrimp and vegetables to a large platter, and serve with spicy butter and lemon wedges, if desired.

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Reviews

76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 18
  • 1 star values: 0