recipe quickie… shrimp boil

this recipe is oh so simple and oh so delicious.  i posted a photo of this on my instagram & facebook and a lot of people wanted to know how to make it!  this is a one pot meal.  while corn is easy to get in the summer, you can still find corn on the cob at a little bit more in cost or in the freezer section in the fall & winter months.  i served this with a salad buttery toasted bread (omit if you are gluten free or just use gluten free bread).  get ready for you new go to quickie meal.

serves 4-6

1 box shrimp boil
1 light beer
2 lemons, sliced
6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large white or yellow onion, chopped into large chunks
6 red potatoes, quartered (i found mini red potatoes & just kept them whole)
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, deveined (i used large because they were on sale)
1 package smoked sausage (my favorite is applewood smoked chicken sausage)
4-6 ears of corn, cleaned & cut in half
3 tablespoons butter, melted
old bay seasoning

. in a large pot fill with water to just over half (you can always add more water)
. add beer, lemon slices, garlic & shrimp boil bag
. bring to a boil & add potatoes
. boil for about 10 minutes & then add sausage & corn ( note that the water will most likely not come back to a boil but don’t worry about it)
. keep that cooking for about 5 minutes (at this point if you think the water isn’t high enough to add shrimp, add hot water)
. add shrimp & cook just until the shrimp are cooked through
. drain, place in big bowl & top with melted butter and old bay

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