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An essential recipe for any Southerner who LOVES shrimp. This is super-easy & fun! It's suitable for 1-50 people or more. The more you cook this recipe, the more variations you'll think of, as they are endless.
Generous Serving per person
- 12 ounces large shrimp, unpeeled
- 2 -3 frozen niblet ears of corn or 1 1⁄2 ears fresh corn, shucked
- 4 -5 ounces kielbasa or 4 -5 ounces smoked sausage, cut in 2 inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, more to taste
- 2 small red potatoes, unpeeled (optional)
- 1 frozen snow crab legs, cluster (if used, reduce shrimp to 6-8 ounces per person) (optional)
- crushed red pepper flakes, if you like it hot (optional)
- Fill a large pot half-full of water.
- Bring it to a boil and add Old Bay seasoning and the sausage.
- Bring back to boil and cook about 10 minutes.
- Add ears of corn and bring to boil again.
- If adding potatoes, add them with the corn.
- Cook about 10 minutes.
- If adding frozen crab legs, add them next.
- Bring mixture back to a boil and immediately add the shrimp, cooking just until the shrimp turn pink.
- Remove pot from burner.
- Immediately drain pot and spoon mixture into large serving bowls.
- Serve with cocktail sauce, saltine crackers and plenty of napkins, hand towels or paper towels.
- This is always served as a casual meal because each person peels his own shrimp and it can get messy, but everyone enjoys it.
- For large groups, we usually cook it outside in a huge pot over an open gas burner, like a King Kooker.