Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vintage Kitchen

Recently, I have been having so much fun trying out new recipes in the kitchen! In our family, we love to grill our food and eat outside, especially in the summer! A couple of nights ago, I made the easiest, most delicious dinner that reminded me of home, back in Virginia. It is the perfect summer meal. Enjoy!

Shrimp Boil 


  • (12-ounce) bottle beer
  • Lots and lots of Old Bay Seasoning {the key ingredient}
  • bay leaves
  • onions, quartered
  • garlic bulbs, halved
  • 1 pound small red potatoes
  • ears fresh corn, husks removed and halved
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch diagonal slices
  • 2 pounds large shrimp
  • French baguette, lemon wedges, melted butter, and {more} Old Bay seasoning


  • 1. Bring 4 quarts water and first 5 ingredients to a boil in a 12-quart stockpot. Add potatoes; simmer 15 minutes. Add corn and sausage; simmer 8 minutes. Add shrimp, cover, and turn off heat. Let shrimp sit 10 to 15 minutes to absorb flavor.
  • 2. Drain liquid, and spread shrimp boil out on a newspaper-covered table. Serve with baguette slices, lemon wedges, melted butter, and Old Bay seasoning.
*You can omit the sausage {i did} and you can double the recipe {i did} 



  1. Shrimp boil is the best summertime meal! Perfect for relaxed get-togethers. We omit the sausage, too, but also add clams with the shrimp.

  2. Shrimp boil -- yum! So fun for a get together!


  3. your shrimp boil sounds delicious. I wish my husband like shrimp, I would make it all the time if he did.

  4. this looks AMAZING! we feasted on a ton of crabs and seafood while in va beach. it was heaven. i miss that so much right now!

  5. YUM! I am loving shrimp lately and always on the lookout for new shrimp recipes! Thanks for sharing! It'll be next on my list! :)


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