Boiled Shrimp

Boiled shrimp is an easy dish to prepare for when you have company, or any evening you want to have a nice meal.  By adding an unusual ingredient, crab boil, you can make give your boiled shrimp a real kick in flavor.

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Boiled Shrimp

recipe for crab and shrimp au gratin

Boiled Shrimp

This boiled shrimp is very flavorful. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: Boiled Shrimp, how to make boiled shrimp
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 293kcal


  • 1 lemon sliced in wedges
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 package Crab Boil
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 gallon Water
  • 5 pounds Shrimp


  • Put lemon and onions into bag with crab boil. Add salt and the bag of seasonings to water. Bring to boil. Add shrimp, and bring back to boil. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove shrimp and drain.


Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 714mg | Sodium: 16373mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 19.8mg | Calcium: 441mg | Iron: 6.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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