My favorite Shrimp Boil recipe is super easy to make with zesty seasoning and a lemon garlic brown butter sauce.
- 16 cups water
- 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning
- 1 white onion, peeled and halved
- 1 head of garlic, halved horizontally
- 1 lemon, quartered
Lemon Garlic Brown Butter Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup salted butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces
- 1 large clove garlic, lightly smashed
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Shrimp Boil Ingredients:
- 1 pound small red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 ears corn, shucked and quartered
- 1 (14-ounce) package andouille or kielbasa sausage, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 1/2 pounds jumbo raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- finely-chopped fresh parsley and extra lemon wedges, for serving
- Prep the broth. Combine the water, Old Bay, onion, garlic and lemon in a very large stockpot. Cover and bring to a boil.
- Prep the brown butter. Meanwhile, heat the butter and smashed garlic in a small sauté pan over medium heat until melted. Continue cooking the butter, stirring continuously, until it begins to foam and the solids at the bottom turn golden brown and smell toasty and nutty. Immediately transfer the brown butter to a heatproof bowl. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Strain out and discard the smashed garlic clove.
- Boil the potatoes. Add the potatoes to the boiling broth, cover and cook until almost tender, for about 10-15 minutes.
- Boil the sausage and corn. Add the sausage and corn and cook for 3 minutes. Fish out and discard the garlic, onion and lemon wedges while they cook.
- Boil the shrimp. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes, or until they are pink and opaque and cooked through.
- Strain. Use a spider strainer to immediately transfer the potatoes, corn, sausage and shrimp to a large sheet pan or serving dish. Drizzle evenly with the prepared brown butter sauce and add a sprinkle of fresh parsley and extra Old Bay seasoning.
- Serve. Serve warm with extra lemon wedges, and enjoy!