Slow-Cooker Shrimp Boil

You don't have to live by the shore to enjoy a good old-fashioned New England-style shrimp boil. Use a slow cooker to cook potatoes and seasonings, then add the corn, shrimp and sausage to cook in the flavorful broth at the end.





1/4 cup seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
2 large ears yellow corn, husked and cut in to 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 pounds large, deveined, shell-on shrimp
8 ounces kielbasa, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, lightly smashed
2 bay leaves
2 medium yellow onions, cut into eighths
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Crusty bread, for serving
3 pounds very small red bliss potatoes (each about 1-inch in diameter) 


  • Step 1
    Put the potatoes, garlic, bay leaves, onions, 2 tablespoons of the seafood seasoning and 4 cups water in the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for 4 hours.
  • Step 2
    Remove the lid and switch to high heat. Gently stir in the corn, shrimp, sausage and the remaining 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning. Cover with a lid and cook until the shrimp turn opaque and the sausage is warm through, 30 to 45 minutes. Gently stir in the parsley and lemon juice.
  • Step 3
    Serve directly from the slow cooker or pour into a large serving bowl and serve immediately with crusty bread.
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