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Maggie Mae’s Shrimp Boil

Shrimp boil recipe

Maggie Mae’s Shrimp Boil

Florida has all kinds of shrimp, but our favorite is Key West Pinks. If you can find them, here is how to make some great peel & eat shrip.


  • 2 cups salt
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1/2 cup parsely
  • 2 cups red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups old bay Seafood seasoning


  • Bring two gallons of water to a boil. Add the spices above. Bring back to boil and add 10 pounds of fresh unpeeled shrimp.
  • Boil for no more than 3 minutes. Drain and quicjkly cover with ice to stop cooking. Serve with coctail sauce or drawn butter.


Ten pounds of shrimp should feed 20 people. You can scale this recipe easily.
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