Shrimp Boil

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  • 2 quarts water
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 1 lemon
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 36 dried red chilies
  • 1 package (3 ounces) shrimp boil seasoning
  • 810 small red potatoes
  • 3 ears corn
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1” pieces
  • 2 pounds shell-on shrimp (and head-on if you can get them)


  1. In a very large pot combine water and beer. Cut lemon in half, squeeze in the juice and drop in the rinds. Add garlic cloves, crushed and peeled, chilies, salt and shrimp boil.
  2. Stir to dissolve salt and add potatoes. Cover and bring to boil. Boil 10 minutes.
  3. Shuck corn and break ears in halves. Add to pot along with sliced sausage. Cover and boil 5 additional minutes.
  4. Pile shrimp on top, do not mix them in. Cover and steam/boil for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and allow to sit 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with additional lemon wedges, salt, and cayenne pepper.

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