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Shrimp Boil

  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This shrimp boil is a classic Southern summertime favorite. A good shrimp boil features tender shrimp, some potatoes, smoked sausage, and of course corn on the cob for that extra sweetness. It’s a great dish to bring to a barbecue or cookout!


  • 1 pound ( 500 grams) yellow or red potatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 4 ears fresh corn on the cob,  cut into 4 pieces crosswise
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 pound ( 500 grams) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 12 oz ( 350 grams) Andouille sausage or any smoked sausage, sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon green onions, sliced


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet with butter or nonstick cooking oil spray.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and onion wedges; cook for 4-5 minutes. Add in corn, mix and cook further until the potatoes are tender, about 7 minutes. Drain well.
  • Arrange the cooked corn, onion, potatoes, shrimp and sausage on the prepared sheet.
  • In a small bowl combine the melted butter, garlic, olive oil and Creole seasoning. Pour over the mixture and toss with your hands to make sure all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  • Bake until shrimp have curled and turned pink and corn is tender, about 8-10 minutes.  Remove the  sheet from the oven, scatter the lemon wedges on top and broil for 1-2 minutes.


  • In a small bowl mix together melted garlic and butter.
  • Season shrimp boil with pepper if desired.
  • Garnish with parsley and green onions. Serve with a tin of Creole seasoning and melted garlic butter.
  • Enjoy!


Be careful not to overcook your shrimp. Shrimp can go from tender and juicy to rubbery and chewy quite easily when subject to heat for too long.

You can bulk this dish up by adding more seafood, or more vegetables. Classic green veggies, like beans, broccoli, asparagus, and brussels sprouts are a great addition. Okra and pearl onions do well in this recipe, too.

You can also make your shrimp boil on the grill. Any heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven will heat up nicely on a grill so you can cook your shrimp boil outdoors. It definitely makes for a smokier dinner!

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Category: Shrimp recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 518kcal
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 821mg
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 27g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Cholesterol: 272mg

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