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LA {Lower Alabama} Shrimp Boil

shrimp, sausage and vegetables cook in the same large pot for a summer feast for a crowd!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • Oversized stockpot


  • 7 lbs. medium or large fresh shrimp heads off, unpeeled
  • 3 lbs. smoked sausage cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 12 ears fresh corn cut into 1/3s
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 boxes shrimp boil [Zatarain’s]
  • 5 lbs red potatoes
  • lemons butter and french bread for serving
  • cocktail sauce optional


  • Place butter and seasonings in a large pot of cold water. Bring to a boil.
  • Add sausage. After 10 minutes add corn.
  • Wait 10 minutes and add shrimp.
  • Boil another 5-7 minutes until shrimp is pink, but not overdone.
  • Drain and turn out food onto cookie sheets or a paper covered table.
  • Serve with lemons, extra butter or cocktail sauce and french bread


Great casual meal for a crowd! 
Recipe can be reduced for fewer servings
Keyword corn, potatoes, sausage, shrimp, shrimp boil