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You can't have summer without a shrimp boil or a backyard meal, and luckily this crowd-pleaser is a perfect al fresco meal. This classic shrimp boil recipe is a wonderful, easy way to prepare fresh shrimp. Don't forget the newspaper, because things are about to get messy. 

Julia Dowling Rutland
Recipe by Coastal Living April 2011

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
60 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 4 quarts water and first 7 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.

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  • Drain liquid, and spread shrimp boil out on a newspaper-covered table. Serve with baguette slices, lemon wedges, melted butter, and Old Bay seasoning.

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