It is summer time and time for backyard fun! Try this quick Old Bay Seasoning Shrimp Boil Recipe and you will be back out playing corn hole before you know it.
Fun Fact About Old Bay Seasoning:
1940 Gustav Brunn, a German Jewish refugee, invented Old Bay Seasoning. Brunn was a successful spice maker in Germany where he specialized in making blends for sausages to sell to his wholesalers. His business was booming until Hitler came to power in 1933. He then emigrated and ended up in Maryland and the rest is history!
- 2 pounds of shrimp, deveined and shell-on
- 1 pound of smoked sausage, cut into chunks
- 6 ears of corn, husked and halved
- 1 pound of baby red potatoes
- 2 Cloves of Garlic (not diced)
- 2 tablespoons of Old Bay seasoning
- 1 lemon, halved
- Water for boiling
- Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Make sure it is a really large pot. They have them for sale specifically for shrimp and crab boils.
- Add the Old Bay seasoning to the boiling water and stir to combine.
- Add the potatoes to the pot and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until they are tender.
- Add the corn and smoked sausage to the pot and continue boiling for an additional 5 minutes.
- Finally, add the shrimp to the pot and cook until they turn pink and are cooked through, usually about 2-3 minutes.
- Drain the water from the pot and transfer the shrimp boil mixture to a large serving platter.
- Squeeze the lemon halves over the mixture for added flavor and add a light sprinkle of Old Bay Seasoning
- Serve the shrimp boil hot and enjoy!
Some like to add parsley or other green topper to make it look even better. You can also add or substitute crab in the recipe above.