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Quick and easy shrimp boil combines potatoes, corn and shrimp with cajun seasoning to create a delicious one pot meal.

Total Time: 30 minutes
Shrimp Beer Boil

Shrimp Beer Boil

It was an absolutely gorgeous day on Saturday this past weekend. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and it hit almost 80 degrees! I am so excited for spring and summer to finally be returning to the mitten state because I cannot wait to regularly get back outside and playing with the kids.

Yesterday was so nice that we went for a nice bike ride around the neighborhood while the hubby slept after working the night shift. Once he woke up, though, we spent the rest of the afternoon outside in the backyard and soaking up the warm sunshine.

But after being outside all day, I wasn’t really feeling like cooking up a big fancy dinner. So I headed to the Sunshine Sweet Corn website and found a delicious recipe that instantly stood out to me and brought me back to my Floridian roots: Shrimp Beer Boil.

Shrimp Beer Boil

I had just picked up some of the fresh corn from the grocery store the day before and was excited to use it in a super simple, yet delicious recipe. Honestly, I was surprised to see the corn in the store already because it’s usually not available until later in the spring and closer to summertime, but there it was.

What I didn’t realize, before, was that Sunshine Sweet Corn would be available because it’s from Florida! Whenever I see corn in the stores, I always grab a few ears for dinner, or making salads, or just letting me kids eat it straight because they seriously love corn on the cob.

So after a long day of playing hard with the kids outside and going on bike rides and walks around the neighborhood, I just wanted to whip up something quick and delicious.

Shrimp Beer Boil

I knew that the hubby would love the shrimp boil and the kids would too if only for the corn. Luckily they love shrimp and potatoes too and the whole family devoured the entire pot and we enjoyed a movie afterward with full bellies. The perfect way to spend a relaxing night after a fun and eventful day.

This recipe comes together in about 30 minutes and takes only one pot. So on gorgeous, sunny days like we had you don’t have to spend time slaving away in the kitchen for dinner. You can just add everything to the pot and let it boil while you go back outside and enjoy yourself.

Then when it’s done, grab the pot, some plates and napkins, and head outside to dine alfresco.

Shrimp Beer Boil

Quick and easy shrimp boil combines potatoes, corn and shrimp with cajun seasoning to create a delicious one pot meal.

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz pale ale
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 medium yellow onion cut in 8 wedges
  • 1 lb baby gold potatoes cut into chunks
  • 4 ears fresh sweet corn cut into thirds
  • 1 lb shrimp peel on

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot add beer, water, and old bay seasoning and stir to combine. 

  2. Bring to soft boil, over medium heat, and add onion and baby gold potatoes. Boil for 10 minutes or until potatoes are about 1/2 done.

  3. Add corn and shrimp and return to boil, cooking for additional 10 minutes or so until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Sunshine Sweet Corn

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag #JENNMEYERING for an IG feature and FB Feature! Plus, I'd love to see your creations!

Shrimp Beer Boil

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