Easy Stovetop Shrimp Boil

A shrimp boil sounds like a big ordeal, but this recipe is actually a one-pot dinner. Just throw the onions, lemon, garlic, potatoes, sausage, artichoke, shrimp, and corn into a large stockpot and bring to boil with some dry shrimp-and-crab boil seasoning. You can find the seasoning in the spice aisle near the old bay seasoning; we love the brand Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil because it has good ingredients (read: no MSG). After just about 20 minutes of cook time, your potatoes will be tender and your shrimp will be cooked through. The results are spicy and well seasoned. Dump them out onto a big platter, or, for a festive occasion, cover your table in newspaper and serve straight from the surface.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 345 calories
    • Fat 9 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 272 mg
    • Sodium 1,802 mg
    • Protein 44 g
    • Carbohydrate 26 g
    • Sugar 6 g
    • Fiber 4 g
A shrimp boil sounds like a big ordeal, but this recipe is actually a one-pot dinner. Just throw the onions, lemon, garlic, potatoes, sausage, artichoke, shrimp, and corn into a large stockpot and bring to boil with some dry shrimp-and-crab boil seasoning. You can find the seasoning in the spice aisle near the old bay seasoning; we love the brand Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil because it has good ingredients (read: no MSG). After just about 20 minutes of cook time, your potatoes will be tender and your shrimp will be cooked through. The results are spicy and well seasoned. Dump them out onto a big platter, or, for a festive occasion, cover your table in newspaper and serve straight from the surface.

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 small yellow onions, halved
  2. Check ½ dry shrimp-and-crab boil seasoning, such as Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil
  3. Check 1 lemon, halved, plus wedges for serving
  4. Check 1 head garlic, halved crosswise 
  5. Check 2 tablespoons kosher salt 
  6. Check 8 ounces small red potatoes, halved 
  7. Check 8 ounces andouille sausage, cut into 8 pieces 
  8. Check 1 globe artichoke 
  9. Check large unpeeled shrimp
  10. Check 2 ears fresh corn, shucked and cut into thirds

Directions

  1. Bring 4 quarts water, onions, seasoning, halved lemon, garlic, and salt to a boil in a large stockpot. Add potatoes, sausage, and artichoke and boil until potatoes are just tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Add shrimp and corn and cook until shrimp are opaque, about 3 minutes. Drain and serve on a large platter with lemon wedges.