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Shrimp Boil
with sausage / sweet potatoes / mixed greens salad

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
This Labor Day a shrimp boil is a fun meal whether either for your household or guests. For this one pot meal, shrimp, sausage and sweet potatoes are boiled together for different amounts of time. Pour everything out into a serving platter or newspaper-lined table and dig in. Check out this video 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!


Shrimp Boil with Sausage and Sweet Potatoes:
  • Shrimp, large and unpeeled - 1 lb
  • Onions, medium - 1 , quartered
  • Sausage, any smoked or pre-cooked - 8 oz , cut into 3” / 7.6cm pieces (like smoked andouille)
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 lb , 2" / 5cm 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)
Mixed Greens and Tomato Salad:
  • Tomatoes, roma - 3 , chopped
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Mixed greens - 4 oz


  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 / Lemons - Prep as directed.

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  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 mixed greens 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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