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Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce is an easy shrimp dinner where you boil the shrimp and serve 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.  It’s so much fun to eating shrimp this way!

 

There’s nothing to it to make this shrimp boil dish.  And it always makes a huge impression on guests! Just add some seasonings to the boiling water before the shrimp goes in. 

As soon as the shrimp turns pink, remove and serve!  Yep! It’s that easy!

One popular way to serve shrimp boil is with a spicy butter sauce for dipping,  your favorite cockatiel sauce, or with some wedges of lemon on the side. 

Also, a cold beer or white wine wouldn’t hurt either.

Shrimp can be found all year long.  Large or jumbo shrimps are sold at your local fish market.

 

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

I decided to pair this shrimp boil with a spicy butter sauce. 

Butter, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and Worcestershire sauce are combined and warmed only minutes before serving.

It was so good, it was addicting!

Shrimp boil happens to be effortless and no mess.  And the cleanup?  Not much, just a large pot and some dishes.  And if you are dining al-fresco?  … then use paper dishes – even better! 

Serve with a side of grilled corn on the cob, and maybe a summer salad.  

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!!

 

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 salted butter

  • 2 tsp. lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 3 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

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.

 

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.  Drain.  Transfer shrimp to a large family size bowl or platter.

 

 

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com
 
 
 

Recipe for Spicy Butter Sauce:

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 bowls.  Serve shrimp with spicy butter sauce for dipping.

Serves 4 to 6

 

 

Shrimp Boil with Spicy Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Shrimp dinners or as appetizers are very easy, and if you love them as we do, then try these:

Yield: 4 to 6

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
  • 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

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    annaliz
    July 3, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Thanks Pamela for your sweet comnment! I will be coming over to seeing what you are cooking these days! Stay in touch!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    July 2, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    This looks like perfection!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    July 2, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I love a good shrimp boil. Cool beer, buttery spicy sauce, and a hands on group event! Sounds perfect to me. Yum!

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