Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe with Bratwurst

Man do I love boils, especially this Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe with Bratwurst!  It’s easy to make, it’s delicious and it feeds a ton of people.  Or it just feeds your family and you get to enjoy the leftovers for a few days :-).  There are also so many different variations of boils and what you can do with them.  Sure there are traditions like crab or clam boils but who says you can’t change things up?  Sure kielbasa is really good and I love it, but why can’t I make my boil with bratwurst or with fresh cherry tomatoes?  That’s right, YOU CAN!  This Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe with Bratwurst has few ingredients, AND is also cooked in a beer/chicken stock braising liquid that is infused with Old Bay seasonings.  So you get that pilsner salty tasty with every bite..  Think about it, Beer bratwurst!! Exactly my point!

This Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe with Bratwurst really does have to be made in the summer time just because the availability of seasonal produce, like fresh corn.  It could be cool to sort of switch this recipe and winterize it.  Perhaps you add in more root vegetables in place of the corn and tomatoes, or you could try using frozen corn and canned tomatoes if you are just dying to make this.  I don’t know, if it was me I’d wait, just saying!  If you are a seafood and shrimp lover like me then you have to try this Teriyaki Shrimp Recipe with Farnia Grits!  Happy Cooking!

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Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe with Bratwurst
This Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe with Bratwurst is the perfect crowd pleaser!
For the Braising Liquid:
  • 2 bottles of pilsner beer
  • ½ gallon of chicken stock (can substitute with water)
  • ½ to ¾ cups of Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of roughly chopped parsley
For the Other Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 5 bratwursts cut into 2
  • 1 roughly chopped sweet onion
  • 2 roughly chopped leeks (white part only)
  • 5 ears of corn, shucked and cut into 2" pieces
  • 14 to 16 red potatoes
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 pounds of peeled and deveined shrimp
  1. In a large pot on high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, sear the bratwurst until golden brown on all sides and ½ way cooked through. Once to this point add in onions and further caramelize for 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Once the onions are caramelized and the bratwursts are cooked add in beer, chicken stock, old bay seasoning, bay leaves, lemons and lemon juice, parsley and bring to a boil.
  3. When the liquid is boiling add in the potatoes, corn and tomatoes and turn the heat down to medium. Cook for 12 minutes.
  4. After cooking for 12 minutes add in shrimp and cook for a further 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. To Plate: Strain the liquid and place the remains onto a plate lined with newspaper.

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