Summer Boil

This is the perfect summer meal!  My family and I really enjoy this on a night when it feels like summer.  Maybe the kids were in the pool all day and we can eat outside and make a mess and not care.  Summer nights with no school in sight and a big pot of shrimp and sausage is just what we need.  This is a true one pot meal that is spicy and delicious!

Adapted from The Food Network  Kitchen

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Summer Boil


  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 1/2 cup of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 8 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 1 large red onion, quartered
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 pound of baby red potatoes
  • 8 ears of corn, snapped in half
  • 1 package of kielbasa(I use the turkey kielbasa that has 2 in a package), sliced
  • 2 pounds of uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (I buy the big bag of shrimp from BJ’s for this)
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • sriracha(We use trader Joe’s brand because it is the best)


  1. Fill a large pot with 4 quarts of water.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves into the water.
  3. Add the Old Bay, garlic, and onion.
  4. Add the thyme.
  5. Cover and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the potatoes and simmer about 10 minutes.
  8. Add the corn and simmer 5 more minutes.
  9. Add the kielbasa and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  10. Add the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink(about 3 minutes)
  11. Put 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large bowl.
  12. Ladle out about 1 cup of broth from the pot and put in the bowl with the butter.
  13. With a slotted spoon transfer the shrimp, kielbasa and vegetables to the bowl.
  14. Add the other 2 tablespoons of butter to the top.
  15. Ladle about 1 more cup of the broth and add it to the bowl.
  16. Mix gently.
  17. Put the rest of the broth in a gravy boat and serve on the side with lemon wedges and sriracha.

We usually pour a lot of broth over the top of our individual bowls and squirt some sriracha over the top.  It is spicy!!

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