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Stovetop Shrimp Boil

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Serves 4 | Prep Time | Cook Time 30

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Ingredients You'll Need

2 lemons
Old Bay seasoning
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 garlic head, cut in half
1 1/2 lb. baby potatoes, large potatoes cut in half
3 ears corn, husked and cut into 1" rounds
1 1/2 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 tbsp. salted butter, cut into pats
1/4 c. chopped parsley


Fill a large stock pot 3/4 full of water. Add juice of 2 lemons and rinds, 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, bay leaf, and 1 head of garlic cut in half; stir together and add potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Add corn, simmer for 5 minutes. Add shrimp, simmer for 3 minutes more.

Drain in a large colander and discard lemons, bay leaf, and garlic.

Return stock pot to stove over medium heat. Melt butter and stir in 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning. Add back potatoes, corn, and shrimp. Toss together in butter mixture and parsley; transfer to a large platter. Serve immediately.

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