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Published: Tuesday, 8/21/2001

Old Bay Shrimp Fest

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



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