Sunday, September 21, 2008

New York Style Shrimp Boil

I'm jumping with joy. When I posted this Old Bay Shrimp recipe I was contacted by someone from Old Bay asking if I would like to receive an Old Bay Starter Kit. Well, if you read my last post on Old Bay you won't be surprised when I said, "Heck Ya!" I was expecting a few samples of Old Bay Seasoning and maybe an apron or something so I was shocked when the UPS guy delivered a huge box. So what was in the box you ask? An awesome 12 quart stockpot, an oven mitt, various flavors of different Old Bay Seasonings and a bunch of recipes.

Now, this isn't a review for Old Bay. I'm writing about it simply because I love it so much. This Shrimp Boil was one of the recipes included in the kit and it is fantastic! The recipe was created by Chef Laurence Edelman of the Mermaid Inn Restaurant in New York City and I just made a few changes. It's a great way to use up the last ears of corn you are probably cherishing. I think it would be a perfect dish to serve for a group of people. It's so easy, affordable and of most importantly delicious. Thanks Old Bay!

Note* This recipe makes A LOT so half or third if you're not feeding an army.

2 bottles Pale Ale
3 cups shrimp or chicken stock (you can also use water)
1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
6 ears corn, cut into 2" pieces
4 large leeks, white and light green parts only, washed and cut into 1" rings
2 red chili peppers, seeded and sliced thin or 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
3lbs shrimp, unpeeled, deveined
1 lemon, washed and halved
1 TBSP oil

In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the leeks and chili and saute for about 5 minutes (don't brown the leeks.) Add the beer, stock and corn to the pot and mix well. Bring the liquid to a boil and cook for 8 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and lemon halves. Lower the heat to medium and cook another 4-5 minutes (just until the shrimp turn pink,) stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and pour everything into a large serving bowl. Serve with crusty bread to sop up the juices.


Anjanette said...

Thanks for the comment - I replied on your other blog and then found this one! YUMMY!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Lucky you! I did a Cajun shrimp boil earlier this summer and Old Bay didn't contact me for any freebies. :( Haha. But your shrimp boil looks great. So does the cobbler. Mmm. Southern food!

Tania said...

I'm going to make this on Friday...cause I can't get enough of Old Bay! Seriously:)
Those shrimp from your other post are somehow simple, yet amazing. I mentioned to my husband that Old Bay in a Bloody Mary would be really yummy, that will be next on my list.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a fun dinner option! I love anything with shrimp!

Lo said...

What a nice surprise!

The shrimp boil looks fantastic too!

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks for the info on the pastry Anjanette. My other blog is kind of inconsistent at the moment so I'm happy you found this one, which is my main blog.

Thanks Wandering Chopsticks, love your blog! And Southern food for that matter :)

Tania, I am loving your comments! Cheers to Bloody Mary's with Old Bay, that is a great idea.

Hi My Sweet and Saucy, yes, it's so fun. I love getting my hands dirty :) I too love anything with shrimp.

Thanks Lo!

Danny said...

Wow, looks amazing! Reminds me of my vacation in Cape Cod this Summer!

white on rice couple said...

Wow! What a great gift in the mail! I can see why you got that offer! The dish looks great!

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks Danny and White on Rice Couple!

Jaypiddy said...

Here is the spice rack full of the Old Bay swag!

~Madeline~ said...

Thanks for the link Jaypiddy.

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