For a leisurely meal that's great for sharing, spread the shrimp and sausage boil on wide sheets of butcher paper and dig in.

Everyday Food, July/August 2009

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Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot, combine chile, celery, onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning, and 10 cups water; bring to a boil. Add potatoes and reduce to a rapid simmer. Cook until potatoes are almost tender, about 10 minutes.

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  • Add corn and sausage to pot. Cook until potatoes and corn are cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove pot from heat. Stir in shrimp and let stand until shrimp are opaque throughout, about 1 1/2 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking liquid; drain shrimp mixture and return to pot. Add butter, 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning, hot sauce, and reserved cooking liquid and toss to combine. Serve with more seafood seasoning.

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Reviews (7)

47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2019
I follow the recipe pretty much as written. As long as you stick to the basic proportions, you can increase or decrease the ingredients as needed. One caveat, avoid using pre-shelled shrimp. A lot of the shrimp flavor is in the shells. That being said, it is a good idea to rinse the shrimp in cold water to remove any trace amounts of preservative leftover from the shrimp boat.
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
This is one of our favorite ‘treat’ meals. It’s also one we pull out for company. We make it pretty much like the recipe says, with variations depending on how much corn and potatoes we have.
Rating: Unrated
06/11/2013
The only change I made was adding about 4 times as much garlic. With that said, I followed the rest to a "T", and we absolutely LOVED it! Great flavors, and extremely easy!
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Rating: Unrated
03/06/2010
The Seafood seasoning above is a mixture of dried spices. People do this recipe with live crawfish in Louisiana especially during Lent, so there are all kinds of brands to try. Outside of Louisiana and surrounding states, it looks like people use Old Bay. This recipe is great and I agree mushrooms do well.
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2009
I used Old Bay seasoning and this was very good. I pulled some out before I added the hot sauce and even the kids loved it!
Rating: Unrated
08/28/2009
What is the seafood seasoning? Cocktail sauce type thing?
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Rating: Unrated
08/28/2009
Mushrooms are great in this boil also!
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