This quick shrimp boil recipe packs all the fun of a beach-party meal into an easy weeknight dinner. Chicken sausage cuts calories and the leek adds extra veggies.

Devon O'Brien
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, Old Bay and lemon juice in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until almost tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Add shrimp, sausage, corn and leek; cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are pink and the vegetables are tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Using a slotted spoon and tongs, divide the shrimp, sausage and vegetables among 4 serving bowls. Drizzle each portion with 2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid. Serve with butter, if desired.


Tip: Old Bay seasoning gives this dish a Maryland crab-boil flavor thanks to its blend of celery salt, paprika and proprietary spices (we smell you, clove and onion). But you can sub in other seasoning blends for different regional flair-like Zatarain's for a taste of Louisiana.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 19.3g; carbohydrates 22.2g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 4.8g; fat 4.8g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 108.6mg; vitamin a iu 595.4IU; vitamin c 12.6mg; folate 46.2mcg; calcium 62.5mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 55.8mg; potassium 568.3mg; sodium 582.2mg.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
This was delicious!! I agree with the other reviewer who said to add the shrimp only in the last 2 minutes. I also would add a little sprinkling of finishing salt on top or a tiny bit more of the Old Bay seasoning. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick to prepare and was delicious. Even my picky 9 year old ate it. Used venison andouille. Only thing I would change is to add the shrimp the last two minutes of cooking. Mine cooked the instant they went in the hot liquid and then got overcooked waiting on the corn. I doubled the recipe and we have plenty of left overs. Good served with crusty bread to sop up the sauce. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
A fun easy-to-prepare recipe. Couldn't find chicken andouille sausage so used D'Artignan smoked chicken sausage with good results. I agree with previous reviewer that it doesn't sound like a lot of food for four people. I made this for myself so as to have left-overs and found one portion quite filling. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
This recipe is asking for 8 ounces of shrimps and potatoes. This is half pound divider between 4 people? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Just made for dinner. Great reviews from family. Very easy. I added red pepper cut in strips for color. Great add. Highly recommend. Will make again. I used fully cooked frozen shrimp I thawed and didn t add until last minute. Worked great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Had last PM, very tasty even if I forgot the corn, lol Read More