1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons salt
4 quarts water
1 12-ounce can beer, optional
8 medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
2 large sweet onions, cut in wedges
2 pounds lean smoked sausage, cut in 2-inch lengths
8 ears fresh corn, cut in half
4 pounds large shrimp in shells
In an 8-quart pot, bring Old Bay, salt, water, and beer to a boil. Add potatoes and onions; cook over high heat for 8 minutes. Add smoked sausage to potatoes and onions; continue to cook on high for 5 minutes. Add corn to pot; continue to boil for 7 minutes. Add shrimp in shells; cook for 4 minutes.
Drain cooking liquid. Pour contents of pot into several large bowls, shallow pails or mound on paper-covered picnic table. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay if desired.
Yield: 8 servings