Shrimp Boil Recipe to Celebrate Canada Day I Am Canadian

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Jul. 09, 2015

Today's recipe for an Old Fashioned Shrimp Boil in honour of Canada Day is a lighter healthier version of the traditional recipe. It comes from Food Network Magazine with an added "secret ingredient" from Big V.


Lemons 2 , halved
Old bay seasoning 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic cloves 8 , smashed
Red onion 1 Large , quartered
Fresh thyme sprigs 6
Baby red potatoes 1 Pound
Corn ears 4 , husked and snapped in half
Large shrimp 1 1/4 Pound , unpeeled
Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon



1. In a large pot, add 4 quarts of water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves. Add the Old Bay, garlic and onion. Tie the thyme sprigs together with kitchen twine.

2. Cover the pot and bring to a boil.then reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes.

3. Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until just tender, this will take about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cook 5 more minutes.

4. Meanwhile, slice along the back of each shrimp through the shells; remove the veins and rinse the shrimp. Add to the pot, cover and cook until the shrimp curl up and are just opaque.

5. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Add the butter and about 1 cup broth to the bowl and toss until the butter is melted. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter.


6. Serve with the remaining broth, lemon wedges and hot sauce if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 595Calories from Fat 87

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4062 mg169.25%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 13 g

Protein 38 g76%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet