Shrimp Feast

  • Yield: 2 servings


2quarts water
1 to 2teaspoon salt
1 (12-ounce) can beer, optional
2tablespoons seafood seasoning such as Old Bay
2medium red potatoes, cut into quarters
1medium sweet onion, cut into wedges
1pound turkey kielbasa or lean smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch lengths
2 ears fresh corn, cut in half
1pound raw, unpeeled large shrimp
Cocktail sauce, optional
Melted butter, optional
Lemon wedges, optional


  1. Combine water, salt, beer, if using, and seafood seasoning in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and onion; cook over high heat 8 minutes. Add sausage and cook over high heat 5 minutes. Add corn and boil 7 minutes. Stir in shrimp and cook 4 minutes, or until opaque in the center. Drain well and ladle into large bowls. Serve with cocktail sauce, melted butter and lemon wedges, if desired. Serves 2.

—Joe Bradford, Sea Island, Ga.