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5 from 13 votes

Shrimp Boil

EASY & FUN Party idea. Guests will love this delicious meal and you will love the easy clean-up.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: party recipes, shrimp, Shrimpboil
Servings: 12
Calories: 876kcal
Author: Cindy Hopper


  • 1 34 quart turkey fryer with strainer basket that goes almost to the top of the pot


  • 2 Zatarain’s Crab “n” Shrimp Boil in Bags
  • 1/2 bottle Zatarain’s Crab “n” Shrimp Boil oil
  • 1 Cup salt
  • 3-4 large onions peeled and quartered
  • 2 lemons cut in half
  • 6-10 whole ears of corn cut in half or 12-24 frozen small corn n the cob
  • 3 lbs Kielbasa cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 pounds large raw shrimp in shells about 25 per lb
  • 2 whole bulbs garlic unpeeled with top sliced o
  • 18-24 small red potatoes
  • Freezer paper
  • Squeezable butter
  • spicy mustard
  • cocktail sauce
  • 2 baguettes sliced into 1-inch slices


  • Bring water to a boil in a covered pot with large strainer basket (ll pot 2/3 full)
  • Add garlic, Zatarain’s spice bags, Zatarain’s oil and salt - boil for 15 minutes
  • Add potatoes - boil for 7 - 8 minutes
  • Add corn - boil for 5 minutes (if corn is frozen you may need to turn up the heat to get the water boiling again)
  • Add kielbasa - boil 8 minutes
  • Squeeze lemons into pot and then throw them in along with the onions - boil 3 - 4 minutes
  • Add Shrimp - boil for about 5 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink --don’t overcook.
  • If you don’t want to eat right away, turn off heat, pour a bag of ice into the pot and let sit 15 minutes,
  • drain and pour onto table covered in freezer paper.
  • OR
  • Turn off heat lift basket out of pot, allow to drain and then immediately pour onto your table covered with freezer paper (shiny side up).
  • Sprinkle sliced baguette down the table. Serve with squeezable butter, mustard and cocktail sauce--squeezed directly on the table. Encourage guests to squeeze cloves of garlic onto corn and potatoes.


Calories: 876kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 365mg | Sodium: 11627mg | Potassium: 2046mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 8mg