This authentic southern shrimp boil hails from the long Cajun Luisiana tradition of community meals. Hot shrimp boil is a fun bash that usually includes large family getting together and enjoying delicious, fresh food together. You definitely do not wanna cook this luxurious feast just for 2 people.
Plump, fresh gulf shrimp, garden fresh corn on the cob, potatoes and savory fragrant sausages all boiled together in one pot filled with beer, water, garlic onion and aromatic seasonings.
It is hearty, satisfying, extremely flavorful and simply mouthwatering. A quintessential summer dish for the potlucks and barbecues, a real treat for everyone. People will be raving about it and there is just something magical and joyful about sitting together at the table and sharing really good food with your loved ones. This recipe will become your new summer tradition.
Shrimp boil might seem like a lot of work, but it is actually very easy to make. Just basic seasonal ingredients such as potatoes, corn and sausage that are readily available. And everything cooks in one pot (or pan) so it is absolutely mess free! No huge pile to clean up afterwards, you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the easiest-to-cook shrimp boil.
You will need a very large pot, the bigger the better, beer, lemons juice, water, salt, pepper, onions, garlic, old bay shrimp boil seasoning, corn, potatoes, sausage and shrimp. The most important thing to remember is that all the ingredient have different cooking times. Potatoes and onions take the longest while shrimp cooks in short 2-3 minutes. The boiling over high heat water is unfused with beer, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic and seasoning. Smoked sausage also packs a powerful flavor punch that is absorbed by delicately tasting corn and potatoes.
Once the boil is ready it is usually better to serve over a newspaper covered outdoor table with fresh out of the oven French bread, lemon wedges, garlic butter for dipping the shrimp and hot sauce for the spicy food enthusiasts. You can also drizzle it with lemon juice to get simply perfect flavor. This meal is very special and is always an unforgettable experience with your friends and family!