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Hilah heads to Port Aransas on the Texas Gold Coast to check out some local eats and learn how to make a proper Texas shrimp boil.

Shrimp Boil


  • 2 pounds of large shrimp.

  • 12 ounces smoked sausage

  • 12 ounces beer (Lone Star if you can get it)

  • 1 lemon

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 5 dried chilis

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 1 bag of shrimp boil seasoning (we used Zataran's)

  • 8-10 red potatoes

  • 3 ears or corn


  1. Combine 2 quarts of water and 12 ounces of beer in a large stockpot.

  2. Add lemon, garlic, potatoes, chilis, salt and seasoning bag to the liquid and bring to a boil.

  3. Cover and boil for 10 minutes then add shucked, halved corn and sausage.

  4. Cover and boil for an additional 5 minutes then place shrimp in the top of the pot.

  5. Cover and steam for 2 minutes, then turn off heat and let sit for an additional 10 minutes.

  6. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper and serve.

Shrimp Boil




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