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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shrimp Boil

Why wait for warm weather and picnic tables to enjoy a shrimp boil with friends and family?

I had been anxiously waiting for Shrimp Boil day since the day we made up the menu calendar 2 weeks ago! :)

It's so simple and yet so delicious.

You could even serve it with some Homemade Cocktail Sauce. :)

Shrimp Boil
What's In It*:
2 lb raw, unpeeled shrimp
10 mini ears of corn on the cob
12 small red potatoes
1 T Old Bay Seasoning
2 T Old Bay Seasoning (plus more for garnish)

What To Do With It:
Sprinkle shrimp with 1 T Old Bay Seasoning and refrigerate covered for at least an hour (I left mine in the fridge all day).
Bring a water to a boil in a very large pot.
Add potatoes and boil until just tender - mine took about 30 minutes.
Add corn and boil for about 3 minutes less than recommended**.
Add shrimp and boil for 1-2 minutes or until pink.

Strain (or scoop out of the pot with a long handled mesh strainer).
Serve on the table itself or in a dish.  
Sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning for garnish.

*All of the amounts are very flexible, just adjust your water volume and seasoning level as necessary.
**I have decided that I am incapable of boiling corn without it turning into terrible mushy mush.  So, I season it and then cook in the microwave or oven and then add at the table.

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