LOW-COUN­TRY SHRIMP BOIL

Better Homes & Gardens - Best of Summer Recipes - - Shrimp’s On -

prep 35 min­utes cook 12 min­utes

2 lb. fresh or frozen large shrimp in

shells

2 gal. water

1/4 cup Old Bay sea­son­ing or crab and

shrimp boil sea­son­ing

2 to 3 tsp. cayenne pep­per

2 lb. cooked smoked sausage links, cut

into 11/2- inch chunks

2 lb. tiny new pota­toes, halved

5 ears of corn, husked and cut into

chunks

1 16- oz. pkg. frozen small whole onions,

thawed

1/4 cup but­ter, melted

1/4 cup snipped fresh herbs, such as

thyme, oregano, and/or basil

(op­tional)

Cock­tail sauce (op­tional)

Bot­tled hot pep­per sauce (op­tional)

1. Thaw shrimp if frozen. Peel and de­vein shrimp, leav­ing tails in­tact if de­sired. Rinse and pat dry.

2. In a turkey fryer with a re­mov­able bas­ket, com­bine next three in­gre­di­ents (through cayenne pep­per). Cover; bring to boil­ing. Place next four in­gre­di­ents (through onions) in bas­ket and lower into boil­ing water. Re­turn to boil­ing; re­duce heat. Sim­mer, cov­ered, 10 to 15 min­utes or un­til pota­toes and corn are ten­der. Add shrimp. Cook, cov­ered, 2 to 3 min­utes more or un­til shrimp are opaque.

3. Lift bas­ket from fryer and al­low mix­ture to drain. Trans­fer shrimp mix­ture to an ex­tra- large bowl. Toss gen­tly with melted but­ter and, if de­sired, herbs. If de­sired, serve with cock­tail sauce and hot pep­per sauce. Makes 10 serv­ings.

per serv­ing 534 cal, 32 g fat ( 12 g sat. fat), 205 mg chol, 1,133 mg sodium, 27 g carb, 3 g fiber, 5 g sug­ars, 33 g pro.

5 BUOY DRINK TAGS

Take a num­ber and keep track of your drink. Dress up num­bered tags with wash­ers dec­o­rated as life pre­servers (use white spray paint and red nail pol­ish). Hang around the jar mouths with twine.

6 BRAIDED NAP­KIN RINGS

Braid three strands of ¼- inch- di­am­e­ter white ny­lon rope; se­cure ends with white duct tape.

7 TO- GO TREATS

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