Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe
This is the easiest Shrimp Boil you’ll ever make! Baked on a sheet pan, this recipe completely skips the mess while keeping all the flavor.
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Hi there! My name is Natalya and I run the blog Momsdish. If you already follow me, you know I can’t get enough of easy meals that require simple ingredients. Well, this sheet pan dish is right up my alley! We love it and know you will too!
We love the ease of one-pan dinners like Salmon and Asparagus or Spatchcock Chicken. Our rendition of a classic shrimp boil cuts down on the mess and cook time by baking all the ingredients on a sheet pan instead.
Why Are Shrimp Boils so Popular?
Shrimp boils have been all the rage in America’s South forever and for good reason. A classic boil contains shrimp, corn, potatoes, and spicy kielbasa sausage tossed with Old Bay Seasoning.
All the ingredients are boiled in a big pot full of flavorful broth and spread out across a large picnic table covered with newspaper. Guests gather around a heaping pile of boiled goodies and chow down. That’s right – a classic shrimp boil is a meal and experience all wrapped into one.
How to do a Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
Follow these easy steps to nail this sheet pan shrimp boil. Bon appetit!
- Cook potatoes and corn in two separate pots of water until tender.
- Drain your potatoes and corn and place them into a large bowl. Add shrimp and sliced kielbasa.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, old bay seasoning, and garlic.
- Toss all your ingredients together with your melted butter seasoning.
- Transfer to a large baking sheet and bake at 400℉ for 15 minutes.
Tips For The Best Shrimp Boil
- Potatoes: Baby dutch or Yukon potatoes are your best bet. Cut potatoes into even-sized pieces to promote even cooking.
- Corn: Boiled sweet corn is the perfect complement to all the savory ingredients in your boil. Cut cobs into 2-inch sized pieces.
- Sausage: Smoked Andouille Sausage or any Cajun-style sausage will work. You could also use Polish Kielbasa in a pinch. Kielbasa and Potatoes go really well together.
- Seasoning: Old Bay seasoning is a must. Every authentic shrimp boil requires it! You can find it at most grocery stores or even online.
- Shrimp: Tail-on, large shrimp work the best. If you can get your hands on tiger shrimp, do it! Raw, thawed, and tail on is the way to go.
To Quick-Thaw Shrimp: If you don’t have time to thaw your shrimp in the refrigerator overnight, thaw it quickly by placing it in a colander in your sink. Run cool water over the frozen shrimps for 7-8 minutes until the ice dissolves then drain and pat dry with paper towels.
What to Serve with a Shrimp Boil:
A shrimp boil is a hands-down crowd pleaser and a meal in itself. Just add a few sides to the mix and you’ve got a feast on your hands.
Try A Few Other Seafood Recipes
- Grilled Salmon: Grilled salmon is smoky, flaky, and juicy. You’ll love the flavored butter.
- Baked Salmon: Our #1 Salmon recipe with garlic and dijon marinade
- Fish Tacos: This taco recipe features the BEST taco sauce.
- Cod Recipe: Light and healthy cod is the perfect summertime meal.
- Air Fryer Salmon: The air fryer cooks salmon perfectly every time — and fast.
Shrimp Boil Recipe
This is the easiest shrimp boil you’ll ever do! Baked on a sheet pan, this recipe completely skips the mess while keeping all the flavor.
- 1 lb baby potatoes cut into equal pieces
- 3 ears of corn each cut into 5 pieces
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 5 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
- 16 oz smoked andouille sausage cut into pieces
- 1 lb large shrimp raw, tail on
- 2 lemons cut into wedges
In a large pot with water, cook potatoes until they become tender. In a separate pot with boiling water, cook corn for about 10 minutes.
Drain corn and potatoes, and place them into a large bowl.
Clean and pat dry shrimp, and add them to the bowl. Also, add sausage to the bowl.
In a small bowl, combine butter with minced garlic and Old Bay seasoning. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp boil ingredients and toss it all together.
Transfer everything to a large baking sheet and bake at 400 °F for about 15 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked. Serve with lemon wedges.
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