Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil
Jul 17, 2015, Updated Nov 09, 2023
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This delicious quick and easy shrimp boil is a perfect summertime beach favorite with classic shrimp boil spice!
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Delicious Shrimp Boil
While enjoying our time at my family’s new home just outside Seaside Florida in Santa Rosa Beach, my mom and I wanted to eat as much local, delicious Florida Gulf seafood as possible. Florida’s panhandle is full of shops selling all sorts of fresh caught fish- and one day we grabbed some shrimp to throw in this Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil!
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen the video I made showing just how easy this shrimp boil is, but today I am sharing the recipe in an easy to print way! This makes for a tasty peel and eat meal, and is perfect for summer lounging. You can use full shrimp like we did (boiling them with the heads on adds lots of delicious flavor- simply peel it off when you eat)- or you can use heads off, or fully shelled shrimp. It’s totally up to you!
While you can just toss in the sausage, I like to lightly brown it first for extra flavor. You can also toss in garlic or onions (remove skins and give a rough chop- it’s just for flavor), or different types of potatoes. It is a very versatile recipe!
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Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe
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- 5 cups water
- 1 lb potatoes
- 2 andouille sausage links, pre-browned and cut into 1" thick rounds
- 2 ears of corn, cut into 3" rounds
- 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, heads and tails on or off
- 1 package shrimp boil seasoning.
- Boil water.
- Add potatoes and cook until soft.
- Add andouille sausage and corn, optional.
- Add shrimp, lemons, and 1 package shrimp boil seasoning.
- Cover and remove from heat.
- Let shrimp sit up to two hours (more time in the water = spicier, more flavor).
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 374mgSodium 1915mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 46g
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