“Everything about Shrimp Boils and more!”
What is a shrimp boil, where can you find the best recipe, how do you cook one, and why are they so much fun? ShrimpBoil.org has the answers to all of these questions and more!
A shrimp boil is a delicious seafood dish that is enjoyed from North Carolina to Texas and everywhere in between. In Louisiana, you might hear it referred to as a Cajun Shrimp Boil. In South Carolina or Georgia, many people call it Frogmore Stew. Whatever name you call it, you can expect a tasty dish with shrimp, smoked sausage, Kielbasa or Andouille sausage, corn on the cob, red potatoes, and Old Bay Seasoning.
A shrimp boil is an easy to prepare, one-pot meal and the clean-up is really easy too. Cover a table with some newspaper and put your boil out right on the table! No need for plates or forks, because you can eat everything thing by hand. Cold beverages, cocktail sauce, lemon wedges, and paper towels are all you will really need.
Why are they so much fun?
The reason why shrimp boils are so much fun is, the festive atmosphere they provide for any event. Being able to gather around a table covered with tasty shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob, and red potatoes, allows your guests to socialize as they are eating. This is a great way for guests to make new friends while enjoying a delicious meal together!
The aroma of the seasonings and ingredients cooking outside, adds to your guest’s anticipation to enjoy your boil. Guests can see the “chef” in action and talk about the different steps and ingredients needed to cook this delicious dish.
How do I cook a Shrimp Boil?
Now that you know what a shrimp boil is and why they are so much fun, let’s learn how to cook one. We have the shrimp boil recipe for you! Follow our recipe and cooking instructions to learn how to cook and serve a boil the traditional way. The recipe we provide has been served throughout the Low Country of South Carolina for over 25 years.
Other recipes and helpful tips
Use our FAQs page to find answers to cooking and serving a shrimp boil-like, how long to boil shrimp, what seasonings should I use, what other types of seafood boils there are, and more. Find out what side dishes to serve.
Try our Shrimp Boil recipe, with a few changes, to make a Seafood, Crawfish, or Crab Boil! We also provide recipes for other seafood favorites like Blackened Mahi Mahi, Sauteed Shrimp, Deep Fried Shrimp, and more.
If you are new to cooking, please visit our cooking tip for beginners page. Learn the number one concept that cooks of every level need to know. The time and temperature concept. Understanding how long and at what temperature to cook your ingredients. Don’t overcook or undercook your food.