Shrimp Boil

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #29033

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."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • 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

Step 1

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.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil and stir in 2 tablespoons of your prepared seasoning until combined well.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Pour the seasoned water mixture over the top, add bay leaves, and toss a little to coat everything.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Continue baking for about 5-7 minutes.

Step 8

Remove from oven and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of prepared seasoning and lemon juice over the top and toss to coat.

Step 9

Serve immediately. Serve with any remaining seasoning for individuals to add as they wish.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.