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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

One-Pot Shrimp Boil

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

Shrimp Boils, like crawfish boils, are often large family and friends affairs. But what do you do when you want to boil shrimp for a small number of people. Here is a recipe using 3 pounds of shrimp.

1 tablespoon Liquid Crab Boil ( more or less to taste)

Generous handful of fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, basil, chives

Creole Seasoning to taste

2 lemons, cut into wedges

6 whole medium Onions

3 stalks celery, cut into large hunks

3 pounds small Potatoes

6 ears Corn

3 pounds fresh Shrimp,(21-25 count)

Using a large, heavy-bottomed pot, bring 2 gallons of water to a rolling boil with seasonings, lemons, onions and celery. Be sure to season well, so there will be enough flavors for all the ingredients. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes, allowing flavors to develop. Adjust seasonings, if needed, cook 5 minutes. Add potatoes and cook 10 minutes; add corn and cook 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook about 5 minutes, just until shrimp have turned pink and opaque. Turn off fire and let mixture rest in water another 5 minutes. Remove onions, potatoes, corn and shrimp from the water and serve hot, with your choice of dipping sauces.

Enjoy!!!

Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!

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Tommy Centola
Tommy Centola
Feb 16, 2023

You are correct. It should be 2 gallons

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Michael Long
Michael Long
Feb 16, 2023

Did you make a typo? 2 quarts of water for all that?


I did 2 lbs Lg, 5 new potatoes, 1 lb mushrooms, asparagus, 1 lb pickled pork, 1 lg lemon in 2 gallons of water with 3 oz pro boil and 4 tbsp salt it it barely fit to cover my stuff.


Instead of tonies and liquid boil just send 'em to a boiling bag or a granular boil. LA cooking or Zatarain's

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