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Grilled Shrimp Boil

Grilled Shrimp Boil from #grilling #recipe

Memorial Day is this weekend. How did that happen? In case you’re entertaining I have a few delicious and easy-to-make grilling recipes to help you out this coming Memorial Day weekend. I love a good shrimp boil! But to be honest, I’ve never done it the traditional way… I’ve always done a grilled shrimp boil.

Grilled Shrimp Boil from #grilling #recipe

A few years back I started making shrimp boil kebabs. They are great, but lets face it kebabs take time for skewering and take extra room on the grill. Why not dump all the shrimp boil contents on the top of the grill and let them sizzle for a few minutes. This recipe for a grilled shrimp boil is what I like to call easy entertaining. You can serve this up in large pasta bowls, on a large platter, or do what traditional shrimp boil practice is and serve it on top of the newspaper. I like minimal cleanup so when I make this recipe I like to serve everyone there portion of the grilled shrimp boil in large pasta bowls and I put a big bowl in the center of the table for shrimp peals and corn cobs!

Grilled Shrimp Boil from #grilling #recipe

I also want to add that its rare of me to photograph food in its element. I’ve been making this recipe for years and when I started thinking about how I wanted to photograph the grilled shrimp boil I realized I should do it on top of the grill. So as our dinner cooked I began photographing making this one of few hot dinners my husband and I could enjoy! That is true food blogger style… I rush home and hurry up and cook so that way if I plan on photographing dinner that night its done as soon as possible for optimal lighting!

Grilled Shrimp Boil from #grilling #recipe

Katie Original Recipe

Grilled Shrimp Boil

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4

Grilled Shrimp Boil


  • 2 cups baby Yukon potatoes
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp (peel on)
  • 1 ring kielbasa, cut in 2-3 inch chunks
  • 4 ears of corn, cut in half
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 tsp old bay seasoning


  1. In a large pot, add a teaspoon of old bay seasoning and boil the baby yukon potatoes on medium-high heat for 20 minutes. Stir often, and set to the side after the 20 minute mark. You don't want your potatoes to be mushy but you want them to be almost cooked through for the grill.
  2. Preheat the grill to high heat, clean, and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Clean corn and cut kielbasa and set to the side.
  3. Melt 1/2 stick of unsalted butter and combine with 3 teaspoons old bay seasoning.
  4. Place drained potatoes, kielbasa, and corn (layer in this order) in a large bowl. Pour the butter/old bay seasoning mix over the large bowl filled with potatoes, kielbasa, and corn. Mix well to ensure that the butter mixture got on everything.
  5. Place the corn, potatoes, and sausage on the grill (save the butter in the bowl). Close lid and cook for 5 minutes, flip items over and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add the cleaned shrimp to the butter bowl and toss to coat. Add the shrimp to the grill and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Serve immediately.


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20 Responses to “Grilled Shrimp Boil”

  1. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:38 am (#)

    I’m completely craving bbq food now (totally blaming you ha) and of course we’re going to have a chillier than normal weekend – boo. What a bad weather weekend for memorial day celebrations.

    • Katie replied on May 22nd, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Boo that stinks. Well as soon as it warms up fire-up the grill and make your family this recipe! It was great seeing you last weekend! πŸ™‚

  2. danielle posted on May 22, 2013 at 10:04 am (#)

    We do a lot of shrimp boils over the spring/summer. I love the idea of grilling everything.

    • Katie replied on May 22nd, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Oh how fun Danielle! Yes, throw it all on the grill… no-fuss entertaining!

  3. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:54 am (#)

    OMG!! I love this dish! And, I can’t wait to see you in a few weeks!

    • Katie replied on May 22nd, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks Lauren! I know… I can’t believe BHF is right around the corner!!! Eeeep!

  4. Shaina posted on May 23, 2013 at 9:10 am (#)

    lol it cracks me up how we, as food bloggers, care more about taking pictures of the food than actually cooking and eating it. this sounds great though, perfect MDW food:)

    • Katie replied on May 25th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

      Oh I think I care equally about it all! It has to taste as good as it looks on film! πŸ˜‰

  5. Katerina posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm (#)

    These shrimps look fantastic!

    • Katie replied on May 25th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks Katerina!

  6. Samantha posted on May 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm (#)

    I’ve never had a shrimp boil but I’ve been seeing it around lately so I better get on that, huh? I love that all of the food bloggers are nodding as they read about you rushing home to get the best light. See you soon, Roomie!

  7. Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:02 pm (#)

    This looks like so much fun! I love how you put everything directly on the grill. πŸ™‚ I don’t think our weather is going to be that great either, so no grilling for me this weekend.

    • Katie replied on May 25th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Crystal! I hope you finally get to try this recipe! So simple and so delicious!

  8. addie | culicurious posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm (#)

    Great idea, Katie! I love this πŸ™‚

    • Katie replied on May 25th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks Addie!

  9. JulieD posted on May 24, 2013 at 11:10 am (#)

    This looks amazing!!! I want some right now!

    • Katie replied on May 25th, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Julie! Seriously–the best way to entertain! And they sell beef kielbasa… so you could totally eat this! πŸ™‚

  10. Nutmeg Nanny posted on May 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm (#)

    Oh, I love getting to use the grill. This looks wonderful πŸ™‚

    • Katie replied on May 27th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Thanks Brandy! I’m so grateful I can grill just about year round!


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