February 13, 2018
"Last summer, I came up with a Shrimp Boil recipe based on a couple others I have seen floating around. The biggest difference in my recipe and most others is that instead of going out to buy a bottle of Old Bay Seasoning, I created my own from ingredients already in my spice cabinet. Go easy on the nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves... maybe a scant 1/4 teaspoon to an 1/8 teaspoon amount. This recipe is best in a deep covered baker or Dutch oven type baking dish."
- Serving Size: 1 (501.8 g)
- Calories 788.9
- Total Fat - 44.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 19.7 g
- Cholesterol - 202.3 mg
- Sodium - 4356.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 70.5 g
- Dietary Fiber - 11 g
- Sugars - 1.8 g
- Protein - 28.9 g
- Calcium - 112 mg
- Iron - 3.6 mg
- Vitamin C - 16.5 mg
- Thiamin - 0.4 mg
Begin by making your seasoning from the celery salt, ground pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, dry mustard, ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix in a small bowl and keep nearby.
In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil and stir in 2 tablespoons of your prepared seasoning until combined well.
In a covered baking dish, add the cubed potatoes, ears of corn (if these were purchased frozen, you'll want them thawed out), and the smoked sausage.
Pour the seasoned water mixture over the top, add bay leaves, and toss a little to coat everything.
Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Alternative one pot modification -- if you're using a Dutch oven, boil your water and seasonings in that; then add potatoes, corn, smoked sausage, and bay leaves. Then transfer to oven to bake as directed.
Remove from oven and discard bay leaves. Add shrimp (again, if these were purchased frozen, have them already thawed) and butter. Toss to coat everything well.
Continue baking for about 5-7 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of prepared seasoning and lemon juice over the top and toss to coat.
Serve immediately. Serve with any remaining seasoning for individuals to add as they wish.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.