How to Throw a Shrimp Boil at Home
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How to Throw a Shrimp Boil at Home

You don’t have to live in a coastal city to enjoy the deliciousness of a shrimp boil. The corn, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp are all things that you can easily get to create your own rustic spread. If you think that a shrimp boil only consists of, well, boiling shrimp, you’re sadly mistaken. It could be transformed into a saucy pasta dish, a grilled foil packet, or even a sheet pan dinner, for starters. To learn about how to throw a shrimp boil at home (indoors or outdoors!), keep on reading.

1. Shrimp Boil Pasta: Comfort food doesn’t get more comforting than this. Between the curly tripoline pasta, rich cream sauce, and tender andouille sausage, this shrimp boil-inspired pasta dish will put you in an instant food coma. (via Delish)

2. Garlic Loaded Southern Style Shrimp Boil: There’s no shortage of flavor in this Southern-style boil. You’ll use two whole heads (not cloves) of garlic and a homemade seasoning that’ll knock your socks off. (via Little Spice Jar)

3. Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets: Minimal cleanup is essential when you’re hosting friends for dinner. Save yourself precious time by preparing these mess-free foil packets, and you’ll have plenty of time to knock back a cold one while they cook. (via Cooking Classy)

4. Low Country Shrimp Boil in a Pressure Cooker: Put that new slow cooker or Instant Pot to work! This shrimp boil only takes 10 minutes to fully cook, so you can dip into a vat of melted lemon butter in no time. (via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)

5. One Pot Creole Shrimp Boil: Instead of using the standard Old Bay for flavor, this one uses a full half cup of Creole seasoning to light up your taste buds.(via Aberdeen’s Kitchen)

6. Foil Sheet Pan Oven Shrimp BoilInstead of boiling all of your ingredients, try roasting them on a foil-lined sheet pan to intensify their flavor. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

7. Shrimp Beer Boil: If you’re going to boil your shrimp, potatoes, and corn, you might as well do it in beer — amirite? Go for your favorite pale ale for the best results. (via Jennifer Meyering)

8. Shrimp Boil Kabobs: Take your shrimp boil to the grill by threading each item onto a metal skewer. This way, you get a smokey char AND the classic flavor you love. (via Damn Delicious)

9. Shrimp Boil Soup: Whether you make this soup from scratch or repurpose your shrimp boil leftovers, serve with a crusty baguette to sop up the spicy broth and garnish with a sprinkle of fresh chives. (via Iowa Girl Eats)

10. Slow Cooker Low Country BoilInstead of heating up your kitchen in the dead of summer, pile everything in your slow cooker and let it do the work while you relax. (via Everyday Good Thinking)

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