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Shrimp Boil
with sausage / sweet potatoes / green salad

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
A shrimp boil is a festive and fun mid-summer meal. It's a little bit messy so is great to serve outside if the weather cooperates. Just boil everything together, spread out on a serving platter or newspaper-lined table and enjoy. Check out this video from the first time we featured the meal in 2017 to see how it's done.
Smarts: Old Bay is a seasoning mix that is the classic flavor of a shrimp boil, but feel free to use any other spice mix you prefer!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Shrimp Boil:
  • Shrimp, large and unpeeled - 1 lb
  • Onions, medium - 1 , quartered
  • Sausage, any smoked or pre-cooked (opt) - 8 oz , cut into 3” / 7.6 cm pieces (like smoked andouille)
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb , 2" / 5 cm cubes
  • Lemons - 1 , halved
  • Old Bay seasoning - 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp (sub any other seasoning mix like Cajun)
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Dipping sauces of choice - for serving (like cocktail sauce for shrimp)
Green Salad with Tomatoes:
  • Tomatoes, roma - 3 , chopped
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 heart , chopped
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
  2. Onions / Sausage / Sweet potatoes - Prep as directed. You can peel the potatoes or leave them unpeeled. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Tomatoes / Lettuce / Lemons - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Fill a large stockpot with water. Season generously with salt and add first part of Old Bay. Squeeze juice from lemons into water and then drop lemon rinds into water. Bring to a boil.
  2. While water is coming to a boil, prepare shrimp. Leave peels on the shrimp but slice the shrimp down the back and remove veins (this may have already been done by the fishmonger).
  3. When water is boiling, add potatoes and onions. Boil for 10 minutes, until potatoes are starting to turn tender.
  4. While potatoes are boiling, in a large mixing bowl whisk together honey, vinegar, and olive oil. Add lettuce and tomatoes to dressing. Wait to toss until right before serving.
  5. Add sausage to potatoes and continue to boil for 5 minutes more.
  6. Add shrimp and continue cooking until shrimp is opaque, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  7. Drain shrimp boil and transfer to a large serving platter.
  8. Melt butter in the microwave and stir in second part of Old Bay. Drizzle butter over shrimp boil.
  9. Toss salad. Serve shrimp boil with dipping sauces of choice and salad on the side. Enjoy!

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