Registered dietitian and nutritionist, Carolyn O’Neil, who is also a blogger and author of “The Slim Down South Cookbook,” shares how to get the flavor of a shrimp boil without the mess—or the calories!
Shrimp Boil Skewers Recipe
- 24 wooden skewers
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup chopped red bell pepper
- ½ cup chopped sweet onion
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 2 cups corn kernels
- ½ teaspoon Creole seasoning
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup Old Bay seasoning
- 24 baby red potatoes
- ½ pound smoked sausage, cut into 24 slices
- 24 peeled and deveined extra-large
- raw shrimp (about 1¼ pounds)
Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper, chopped sweet onion, and garlic. Sauté 4 minutes. Stir in corn and Creole seasoning and sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in parsley and vinegar.
Bring Old Bay seasoning and 5 quarts water to a boil, covered, in a large stockpot. Add potatoes and cook 10 minutes. Add sausage and shrimp. Cook 3 minutes until shrimp turn pink and potatoes are tender.
Thread 1 potato, 1 shrimp, and 1 sausage piece onto each skewer. Arrange on platter. Spoon corn mix over skewers.