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Shrimp, corn and more come together for a meal everyone will love in this Crock Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe. This slow cooker shrimp boil is a must try and easy enough to enjoy any day of the week.
Crock Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe
We love a good shrimp boil but so often time just does not allow. I started thinking about how our family could enjoy a seafood boil even during busy weeknights. The crock pot of course.
You know we love a good slow cooker recipe around here. It dawned on me that was the solution to enjoying a shrimp boil more frequently. It turned out fantastic.
All the ingredients get added to the slow cooker for the perfect shrimp boil. Add your favorite side dishes and cocktail sauce for a complete meal idea. Everything you need for a great meal is in the slow cooker making dinner a breeze.
If you want to a faster version try our Instant Pot Shrimp Boil.
Why We Love this Shrimp Boil Recipe:
- Simple Ingredients – This recipe is made with simple ingredients. From the smoked sausage to the large shrimp it all cooks perfectly in the slow cooker.
- Prep Time –The love of my slow cooker runs deep. Make this shrimp boil is quick and easy thanks to my crock pot.
- Crowd Favorite – This is the perfect meal to feed a crowd. Even my kids loved the flavor of the sausage, shrimp and corn.
- Small Red-Skinned Potatoes
- Andouille Sausage
- Corn on the Cob
- Minced Garlic
- Old Bay Seasoning
- Chicken Broth
- Parsley Leaves
How to Make Shrimp Boil in Crock Pot:
If you can toss things into a slow cooker, you can make this recipe. That is how simple this meal is!
- Step 1 – Layer Ingredients – The potatoes go in first. Next, layer the sausage, corn and seasoning.
- Step 2 – Add lemon juice and liquid – Squeeze lots of lemon wedges over all of that. Then pour the chicken broth over everything. Once ingredients are added do not stir.
- Step 3 – Cook on Low heat or high heat – Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours. You can also cook on low for 6-8 hours. Cooking time may vary.
- Step 4 – Add Shrimp Next add the shrimp and gently stir in with the other ingredients. You can remove the corn if the crock pot is too full to add the shrimp. Cover and cook until the shrimp is done and changes to the pink color (approximately 10-15 minutes).
- Step 5 – Strain Ingredients – Strain everything and put on a sheet pan.
- Step 6 – Top with butter – Pour the melted butter over everything and top with chopped parsley.
- Step 7 – Serve – Top with fresh parsley and Serve. Enjoy for a delicious meal idea.
Shrimp Boil Crockpot Recipe Tips:
- Large Crock Pot – Make sure your crock pot is large enough. The corn takes up a lot of room so this isn’t the recipe to use the small crockpot. Break out the large one!
- Remove Corn – If you find the crock pot is too full. You can take out the corn when you add the shrimp. This will help.
- Seasoning – Don’t skip the Old Bay seasoning. This is the key to the shrimp boil so it is super important.
- Layering Ingredients – Add the potatoes first to the slow cooker. Then top with sausage, corn and seasoning. After adding in the liquid, do not stir.
- Serving – Serve the shrimp boil on a sheet pan. This is how a traditional low country boil is served. You can even place newspaper down and pour the shrimp boil on top. Make sure to serve with lemon wedges, melted butter and other dipping condiments.
- Cutting Vegetables – When preparing the potatoes, make sure to cut them about the same size so they cook evenly. We usually cut them in 1-inch pieces. Make sure before removing the potatoes that they are fork tender.
- Adding Shrimp – Once you add the shrimp to the slow cooker, cook for additional 20 to 30 minutes. Cook until the shrimp is pink in color.
What to Serve with Crockpot Shrimp Boil:
This meal truly has everything you need in the slow cooker- shrimp, corn, potatoes and more. No need to complicate things when this is truly a one pot meal.
The only things I would add include:
- Hot sauce
- Melted Butter
- Lemon slices
- French bread
- Cold Beer
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Seasoning – We highly recommend using the old bay seasoning blend for this recipe. But any cajun seasoning will work. Feel free to add in additional spice such as bay leaves, salt, pepper or cayenne pepper.
- Vegetables – The Small Red Potatoes are always a must when making this shrimp boil. We have even added in celery, onion and more. You can also add in cloves garlic.
- Shrimp – We use raw shrimp in this recipe. We like to choose shrimp that has been peeled and deveined with tails on. If you decide to use shrimp that is precooked, it will not take long to heat.
- Broth – We used chicken broth in this recipe, but can easily use cups water to cover instead.
- Potatoes – If you prefer you can change the potatoes in this recipe. Other suggestions include yellow gold potatoes or russet potatoes.
How to Store Leftovers:
Store the leftover in the fridge in a air tight container. These leftovers will last about 3 to 4 days if stored properly.
How to Reheat Leftovers:
We recommend reheating the leftover on a microwave safe plate in the microwave. Heat in about 30 second intervals until heated.
You can also place the leftovers on a baking sheet and place in oven. Preheat the oven to 325 and reheat for about 10 minutes. I like to cover with foil to prevent from drying out.
Can I freeze Shrimp Boil?
If you want to freeze your leftovers, make sure to store in a freezer safe container. It will stay good for about 2 months. We have found that the potatoes have turned to mush, we recommend enjoying it fresh or within 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes, you can definitely change the type of sausage you use. Kielbasa sausage or smoked sausage are both good options. They even have flavored sausage that will work great in this recipe.
If you purchase frozen shrimp for this recipe, we recommend thawing it before adding to the slow cooker.
We love the corn on the cob and red potatoes to make this recipe. But you can easily add in fresh green beans, asparagus, green bell peppers.
Shrimp boil is best served warm with your favorite dipping sauce. If you have leftovers, some of my family like to eat it cold.
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Crock Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe
- 1 pound Andouille Sausage (cut into 1 inch pieces)
- 1 1/2 pounds Small Red-Skinned Potatoes (cut in half)
- 3 ears corn on the cob shucked, cut into smaller pieces (I cut it into thirds)
- 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
- 2 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 Lemon (cut in half)
- 4 cups Chicken Broth
- 2 pounds raw shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails on)
- 4 Tablespoons Butter (melted)
- Parsley Leaves (chopped)
- Put the potatoes in a single layer at the bottom of the crock pot.
- Add sausage, corn, minced garlic and old bay seasoning to the top of the potatoes.
- Squeeze the lemon halves over these ingredients and put the halves in the crock pot as well.
- Pour the chicken broth over the ingredients. This broth should come up about halfway up the corn. Do not stir at this point.
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- Next add the shrimp and gently stir in with the other ingredients. You can remove the corn if the crock pot is too full to add the shrimp. Cover and cook until the shrimp is done and changes to the pink color (approximately 10-15 minutes).
- Strain all the ingredients and transfer to a sheet pan.
- Pour melted butter over all the ingredients topped with chopped parsley.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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