Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shrimp and Sausage Boil

Summer cooking should be relaxed and effortless -- just like these fresh, flavorful recipes. Every dish here will make your get-together a hit, from garden-fresh tomatoes tossed with onions and herbs to shrimp with smoky sausage and earthy corn and potatoes. A one-pot wonder, this spicy main dish combines fresh seafood with earthy corn and potatoes; sausage adds a hint of smoke. Serve it with garlic mayo and cocktail sauce.


* 1 3-oz. bag shrimp or crab boil
* 3 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
* 2-1/4 to 3 lb. small new potatoes
* 4 or 5 ears corn, husked and cut in 1-1/2- to 3-inch pieces
* 1 2-lb. spicy smoked link sausage (kielbasa or andouille), diagonally sliced in 1-inch pieces
* 3 to 4 lb. medium to large unpeeled shrimp (preferably heads on)
* 3 to 4 lemons, halved
* Snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
* Garlic Mayonnaise and Cocktail Sauce (see recipe)


1. In a 12- to 16-quart pot bring 2 gallons water to boiling. Add shrimp or crab boil and Old Bay Seasoning; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes. Add potatoes, a few at a time, allowing water to continue simmering. Simmer 7 to 10 minutes, until nearly tender. Add corn; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Add sausage and shrimp. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp are opaque (do not overcook shrimp) and sausage is heated through; drain.

2. Transfer to large platter. Add lemon halves and sprinkle parsley. Serve hot or within 1 hour of cooking. Pass Garlic Mayonnaise and Cocktail Sauce. Makes 6 to 8 servings.


Cecile said...

Dhemz, this is one of my fave foods; I cook this dish anytime of the year. This is very yummy; I remember I also post this dish on my kitchen blog :-)! Yummo!

eden said...

hmmmm looks so yummy , dhemz, thanks for sharing the recipe. I wanna try this because i love seafoods.