Old Bay Shrimp Boil

ddsmit

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Ingredients
4 quarts water (16 cups)
1 can (12 ounces) beer (optional)
1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons salt
8 medium red potatoes quartered
2 large onions cut into wedges
2 pounds lean smoked sausage cut into 2-inch pieces
8 ears fresh corn shucked and halved crosswise
4 pounds unpeeled jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 count)

Directions
Bring water beer OLD BAY Seasoning and salt to boil in 12-quart stockpot on high heat. Add potatoes and onions. Cook 8 minutes. Add smoked sausage. Cook 5 minutes. Add corn. Cook 7 minutes.
Stir in shrimp. Cook 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.
Drain cooking liquid. Pour contents of pot into large serving bowl or platter. Or mound on paper-covered table. Sprinkle with additional OLD BAY Seasoning if desired.
 

ddsmit

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With all the salt already in Old Bay 2 more tablespoons seems a little heavy.
Its really not though with all that water. We've used this one for at least 15 years and it hasn't been too salty even once. Fed a lot of our neighbors and no complaints.
 

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Ingredients
4 quarts water (16 cups)
1 can (12 ounces) beer (optional)
1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons salt
8 medium red potatoes quartered
2 large onions cut into wedges
2 pounds lean smoked sausage cut into 2-inch pieces
8 ears fresh corn shucked and halved crosswise
4 pounds unpeeled jumbo shrimp (21 to 25 count)

Directions
Bring water beer OLD BAY Seasoning and salt to boil in 12-quart stockpot on high heat. Add potatoes and onions. Cook 8 minutes. Add smoked sausage. Cook 5 minutes. Add corn. Cook 7 minutes.
Stir in shrimp. Cook 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.
Drain cooking liquid. Pour contents of pot into large serving bowl or platter. Or mound on paper-covered table. Sprinkle with additional OLD BAY Seasoning if desired.
I use a cut down version of this recipe. It's really good. I have cooked this at several campgrounds, and the smell drives everyone crazy. In campgrounds the Host want you to dispose of the shrimp shells in one of their closed dumpsters. The smell drives Raccoons crazy too. Please don't cook this in a camper... The smell would linger for days.
COOK OUTSIDE.
 

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