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Shrimp Boil

EASY & FUN Party idea. Guests will love this delicious meal and you will love the easy clean-up.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword party recipes, shrimp, Shrimpboil
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 876 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 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


  1. Bring water to a boil in a covered pot with large strainer basket (ll pot 2/3 full)
  2. Add garlic, Zatarain’s spice bags, Zatarain’s oil and salt - boil for 15 minutes
  3. Add potatoes - boil for 7 - 8 minutes
  4. Add corn - boil for 5 minutes (if corn is frozen you may need to turn up the heat to get the water boiling again)
  5. Add kielbasa - boil 8 minutes
  6. Squeeze lemons into pot and then throw them in along with the onions - boil 3 - 4 minutes
  7. Add Shrimp - boil for about 5 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink --don’t overcook.
  8. 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,

  9. drain and pour onto table covered in freezer paper.
  10. OR
  11. 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).

  12. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Boil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 876 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 365mg122%
Sodium 11627mg506%
Potassium 2046mg58%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 111IU2%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 263mg26%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.