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Shrimp Boil Recipe

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Donna Sralla


1 (12 oz) bottle beer
1 (1.5 oz) bag seafood boil seasoning
1 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
3 bay leaves
2 onions, quartered
2 garlic bulbs, halved
1 pound small red potatoes
4 ears fresh corn, husks removed and halved
1 lb smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch diagonal slices
2 pounds large shrimp
French baguette, lemon wedges, melted butter, and Old Bay seasoning

Bring 4 quarts water and first 7 ingredients to a boil in a 12 quart stockpot. Add potatoes; simmer 15 minutes. Add corn and sausage; simmer 8 minutes. Add shrimp, cover, and turn off heat. Let shrimp sit 10 to 15 minutes to absorb flavor.

Drain liquid, and spread shrimp boil out on a newspaper (parchment) covered table. Serve with baguette slices, lemon wedges, melted butter, and Old Bay seasoning.




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