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Old Bay Shrimp Boil


  • 12cup Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2tablespoons salt
  • 4quarts water
  • 1(12 ounce) can beer
  • 8medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
  • 2large vidalia onions, cut in wedges
  • 2lbs smoked sausage, cut in 2 inch lengths
  • 8ears frozen corn on the cob, thawed (I use Birdseye Little Ears)
  • 4lbs large shrimp, in shells


  1. In an 8-quart stock pot, bring Old Bay, salt, water and beer to a boil.
  2. Add potatoes and onions; cook over high heat for 8 minutes.
  3. Add smoked sausage; continue to cook on high for 5 minutes.
  4. Add corn to pot; continue to boil for 7 minutes.
  5. Add shrimp in shells, cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Drain cookin liquid; pour contents of pot into several large bowl or shallow pails.
  7. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay.

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