Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce

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Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce is an easy shrimp dinner where you boil the shrimp and serve it with a spicy sauce for dipping!  This popular “peel and eat” shrimp recipe can be served as an appetizer or as the main course.  But we prefer to serve it as the main course simply because it’s so much fun to eat shrimp this way!  It’s perfect for outdoor dining.

 

An easy and fun way to eat shrimp…

We enjoy cooking shrimp dishes, and some of our favorites are shrimp cocktail with vodka sauce and our easy Italian shrimp salad, just to name a few.

But there is nothing like a great shrimp boil! 

A Simple Method To Make Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce…

  • You’ll find this recipe to be practically effortless. 
  • Not only it is so easy to make this shrimp boil, but it always makes a huge impression on guests! 
  • There is a simple process to this shrimp boil recipe: adding some seasonings to the boiling water is required before the shrimp goes in. 
  • Next, allow the water to come to a full boil, and as soon as the shrimp turns pink, remove it and serve! 

Yep!  It’s that easy!

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Options to Serve Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce…

A few popular ways and even sauces to serve with our shrimp boil:

  • a spicy butter sauce for dipping
  • serve with your favorite cocktail sauce
  • add some wedges of lemon on the side
  • serve with grilled vegetables or boiled corn on the cob, as a side
  • also, a cold beer or white wine wouldn’t hurt either. 😉
Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Looking for a hassle-free and enjoyable meal for your loved ones and buddies? Why not try out a Shrimp Boil? It’s a perfect option!

Serve with a side of grilled vegetables, corn on the cob, and maybe a summer green salad and you have a complete meal. 

Don’t forget to serve some fresh fruit, or blackberry chocolate chip gelato as dessert.  🙂

Next time you entertain, throw a “peel and eat shrimp” night with family and friends. 

Everyone will enjoy a fun, memorable shrimp dinner and you’ll get rave reviews, no question.

ENJOY!!

*Full recipe card below!

Ingredients Needed for Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup vinegar

  • 2 garlic cloves-smashed

  • 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning

  • 1 tsp. sea salt

  • 2 to 3 pounds large shrimp, in their shells

  • 2 sticks of salted butter

  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

 

How to Make Shrimp Boil?

1.  Bring a large pot filled with water to a full boil.

2.  Add vinegar, garlic, Old Bay seasoning, and salt. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes.

A large white plate filled with raw shrimps. by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

3.  Add the shrimp to the pot.  Cover and bring back to boil.  Continue to boil until shrimp are fully cooked and turn pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.  Drain. 

A pot filled with boiling water and large shrimps cooking on stove top. by 2sistersrecipes.com

4.  Transfer shrimp to a large family-size bowl or platter and serve!

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com
 

Directions to Make Spicy Butter Sauce: 

1.  Melt butter in a small saucepan.  Remove from heat and stir in the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. 

2.  Divide the butter sauce among 4 small bowls.  Serve immediately. 

 

QUICK NOTES and TIPS…

  • Shrimp can be found all year long.  Large or jumbo shrimps are sold at your local fish market. 
  • Make the spicy butter sauce only minutes before serving.
  • The cleanup?  Not much, just a large pot and some dishes. 
  • If you are dining al-fresco?  … then use paper plates – they’re even better! 

…Thanks for PINNING!

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Simple and delicious shrimp, this shrimp boil with spicy sauce can be served as an appetizer or as the main course. Peeling and dunking each one makes it so much more fun eating shrimp this way!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves-smashed
  • 4 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 to 3 pounds large shrimp, in their shells
  • 2 sticks salted butter - divided, for dipping
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large pot filled with water. Bring water to boil. Add vinegar, garlic, Old Bay Seasoning, and salt. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the shrimp to the pot. Cover and bring back to boil. Continue to boil until shrimp have turned pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Drain. Then transfer shrimp to a large family-size bowl or platter.

Recipe for Spicy Butter Sauce:

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Remove and stir in the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper. Divide the butter sauce among 4 small serving bowls or glasses.
  2. Serve shrimp with spicy butter sauce for dipping. And lemon wedges on the table as well.
  3. Serves 4 to 6

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4 to 6 servings

Serving Size:

100 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: .3gCarbohydrates: .2gProtein: 24g

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7 Comments

  1. Very close to the recipe I use! We do peel and eat shrimp at least once a month when the shrimp truck from Galveston arrives with fresh, Gulf of Mexico shrimp. MMMMMmm! One of our favorite meals.

    1. Same with us! Only, our fresh-caught shrimp season starts every year in the month of April here in Charleston. I hope you will try our spicy sauce! thanks so much Susan.

  2. Mmmmm those are some great looking shrimp! Love the dipping sauce. And yes, I’d take a chilled riesling or pinot grits with that, please!

    1. Aw, thanks Mimi! We enjoy having peel-n-eat shrimp from time to time- …so much fun! Have a great day! 🙂