If you’ve hitched up the RV and headed out into the great outdoors, you probably have all your camp cooking staples packed: hot dogs, buns, beans, mac ‘n cheese, shrimp boil fixin’s, s’mores ingredients. Wait, shrimp boil fixin’s? I got your attention with that one, didn’t I? While it’s not usually on most people’s camping menu, it should be! What says warm weather and fun better than a shrimp boil shared with friends and family? And this recipe only requires the use of a slow cooker, so there’s no need to lug a huge stockpot with you in order to enjoy this succulent dish on your next camping trip. Feast like a king with this amazing shrimp boil recipe the next time you go camping!
1 ½ lbs. red potatoes (whole)
1 lemon, thinly sliced
¼ C. Zatarain’s Old Bay Seasoning (or something similar)
6 C. water
1 lb. kielbasa, cut into 1 ½” pieces
4 ears of corn (fresh or frozen), cut into thirds
2 lbs. fresh shrimp, shells on
Cocktail sauce for serving (optional)
- Place potatoes in a 6-7 qt. slow cooker. Cover with lemon slices, Old Bay seasoning, and water.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 ½-3 hours.
- Add the corn and sausage. Cover and cook for another 2 hours.
- Stir in the shrimp and mix well so it’s coated. Add water (if necessary) so that it’s close to the top of the cooker.
- Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes on high, or until shrimp is thoroughly cooked.
- Remove from slow cooker and serve in a large serving bowl or laid out on a picnic table covered in layers of newspaper. Serve with melted butter and cocktail sauce for dipping, and lemon wedges.
Do you enjoy shrimp boils? Let us know how you like yours in the comments!