Weeknight Shrimp Boil


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
8 cups


  • 3 quarts water

  • ¼ cup Old Bay seasoning (see Tip)

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving

  • 8 ounces baby potatoes

  • 8 ounces unpeeled raw shrimp (21-25 per pound)

  • 5 ounces andouille chicken sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 ears corn, husked and cut in half

  • 1 large leek, sliced

  • 4 tablespoons Melted butter for serving


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

202 Calories
5g Fat
22g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g 39%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Vitamin A 595IU 12%
Vitamin C 13mg 14%
Folate 46mcg 12%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 56mg 13%
Potassium 568mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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