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Low Country Shrimp Boil

Shrimp, suasage, corn, onions and bay seasoning are all cooked together to make an easy one pot, weeknight dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 507kcal
Author Lauren
Cost $15


  • 2 lemons sliced + more for serving
  • ½ cup Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 5 garlic cloves peeled and halved
  • 1 onion peeled and cut eighths
  • 1 pound red potatoes cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 4 ears corn on the cob cut into 3-4 inch pieces*
  • 2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined with tails
  • 1 (14 ounce) kielbasa sausage
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • MAKE THE BRINE: Fill a large stockpot or dutch oven with ⅔ full with water. Add lemons, Old Bay seasoning, salt, garlic, and onions to the water and bring to a low boil.
  • COOK THE VEGGIES AND SAUSAGE: Add the potatoes to mixture and boil until they begin to soften (not fully cooked), about 10 minutes. Add the corn and sausage and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  • COOK THE SRHIMP: Add the shrimp to the pot and cook for 2 minutes or until the shrimp just become pink and opaque (not longer). Use a ladle to reserve a cup of the brine and then strain the shrimp mixture using a colander. Discard the garlic pieces, lemons and any lemon seeds and remaining brine.
  • SEASON THE MIXTURE: Return the stock pot to the stovetop and adjust to heat to low. Melt the butter and whisk it into the reserved brine. Add the shrimp back to the pan along with the parsley, toss to coat the whole mixture evenly.
  • SERVE: Serve immediately and garnish with additional parsley and old bay seasoning.


Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 341mg | Sodium: 3944mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 32mg