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shrimp and clam boil recipe

Shrimp and Clam Boil Recipe with Sausage

Get your football gameday on and take a trip to bayou country and make this amazingly delicious Shrimp and Clam Boil Recipe with Sausage.
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 536kcal


For the Spices:

  • 1 tablespoon of coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of dill
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of all-spice
  • 2 tablespoons of sea salt

For the Shrimp Boil:

  • 3 sliced lemons
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 20 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 peeled and roughly chopped yellow onions
  • 5 pounds of red potatoes
  • 6 ears of shucked corn cut into thirds
  • 2 pounds of Polish sausage cut into 1” pieces
  • 18 fresh clams
  • 3 pounds of jumbo deveined shrimp


  • Spices: Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Bring 3 gallons of water to a soft boil along with the spice blend, lemons, bay leaves, thyme, and onions. Note: the water should be as salty tasting like the ocean so you may need to add more in there.
  • Next, add in the potatoes and cook for 4 minutes before adding in the corn. Cook for another 4 minutes.
  • Add in the sausage and cook for 4 minutes and then add in the clams and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Finally, turn the heat off completely and add in the shrimp and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked and the clams have opened.
  • Drain the shrimp and clam boil and serve on a newspaper or a large serving platter.



Note: the water should be as salty tasting as the ocean so you may need to add more in there.


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 339mg | Sodium: 1661mg | Potassium: 1258mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 25.6mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 5.2mg