Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 4 shrimp and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

For a full-on shrimp boil feast, pair this dish with boiled fresh corn on the cob and baby red potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl; stir well.

Step 2

Combine 3 quarts water, wine, Old Bay, thyme, lemons, and bay leaves in a large saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Add shrimp to pan; cook 3 minutes. Drain well. Spread shrimp on a large tray covered with newspaper. Serve with sauce.

Ratings & Reviews

So good & easy

January 30, 2017
Fun method! It's so much easier to peel after boiling. Great flavor with the zesty sauce.I just made it again for spice-sensitive friends. It worked well to omit the Old Bay seasoning and use a sweeter BBQ sauce.


July 28, 2016
Just made this tonight for dinner.  Followed the recipe exactly...I tried to get corn but the farmer's market was closed due to the heat here.  I will try the corn with it the next time because I can see that it would be a great addition.  I WILL be making this again. We have a few shrimp left over so I know what I will be having for lunch tomorrow! 

A must try!

August 05, 2015
Great recipe! So easy. My kids asked if we could have this every dinner. Be sure to toss some fresh corn in the boiling liquid a few minutes before adding the shrimp. The liquid flavors the corn perfectly. This is my new standard shrimp boil recipe.


June 20, 2015
Outstanding....the sauce makes this shrimp extra special!!!