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slow-cooker shrimp boil

Recipe by
Teresa G.
Here, KY

This recipe has all of the traditional ingredients of a shrimp boil; potatoes, smoked sausage, corn, onions, shrimp and cajun spices. However, instead of cooking it in a big pot of water, it's cooked in seafood stock in a slow-cooker. What you end up with is tender shrimp, veggies and sausage, swimming in a flavorful juice that is so delicious, you'll definitely want to have some crusty bread to sop it up... or a straw, lol! It may seem counterintuitive, but the shrimp don't get tough due to the long cooking time. They're super tender! Enjoy!

yield 6 -8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr 30 Min
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For slow-cooker shrimp boil

  • 2 lg
    sweet onions, cut into large chunks
  • 14-16 oz
    smoked sausage, cut in 1 inch chunks
  • 6-8 md
    potatoes, peeled (*see note)
  • 4 ears
    corn on the cob, cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks or halved, your choice
  • 12-16 oz
    sm. or med. shelled, tails off, frozen raw shrimp (no need to thaw; *see note)
  • 1 tsp
    louisiana crab & shrimp boil seasoning (*see note)
  • 1 tsp
    louisiana seafood seasoning (*see note)
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 can
    seafood stock (or about 1 pint homemade)
  • lemon wedges for garnish or squeezing (optional)
  • crusty french bread for sopping up the juice (optional)

How To Make slow-cooker shrimp boil

  • 1
    Gather and prep ingredients. Place liner in slow-cooker, if using.
  • Adding seafood stock to ingredients in slow-cooker.
    Add all ingredients (except optional lemon and bread) to slow-cooker. Stir to combine.
  • Ingredients combined in covered slow-cooker.
    Cover and cook on high heat for 3-4 hours, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • 4
    I prefer to serve this in large bowls so that everyone gets plenty of the delicious juice, and I provide corn holders to stick into the ends of the pieces of corn for those who don't care to eat with their fingers.
  • Spices used in shrimp boil.
    *NOTE: You may use unpeeled small red-skinned potatoes, yukon golds etc... If unable to find Louisiana Crab & Shrimp boil, double the amount of the other seafood seasoning. If you like Old Bay seasoning, use that. If you like it spicy, add some cayenne pepper. I give the frozen shrimp a quick rinse under cold water to separate them if they're stuck together.