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Shrimp and Sausage Boil with Corn, Baby Potatoes, and Fresh Thyme.

  • 1 ear
    corn
  • ½ small pkg
    fresh thyme
  • ½ lb
    green beans
  • ¾ lb
    new potatoes
  • 2
    pork sausages
  • ½ lb
    raw peeled shrimp, fresh or frozen
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    butter, unsalted
  •  
    cayenne pepper
  •  
    cinnamon
  •  
    paprika
  •  
    salt
  • 1
    Fill a large pot about halfway with hot water (from the tap); and place over high heat.
  • 2
    Add seasoning to the pot, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil.
    ½ tsp paprika
    ¼ tsp cinnamon
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
    ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    ½ lb green beans
    ¾ lb new potatoes
  • 4
    Halve the potatoes and add to the pot. Prick the sausages with a fork and add to the pot.
    2 pork sausages
  • 5
    Once water is boiling reduce the heat to medium-high. Make sure the water continues to bubble, but not over boil.
  • 6
    Trim the ends off of the beans, halve them, and set them aside.
  • 7
    Remove the husks and silks from the corn. Cut the corn into 1 inch long rounds - use a large knife to cut right through the cob. Add the corn to the pot.
    1 ear corn
  • 8
    Drain shrimp in a colander and rinse under cold water until there are no more ice chunks. Spread out on a clean towel and pat dry.
    ½ lb raw peeled shrimp, fresh or frozen
  • 9
    Shrimp and beans cook for a very short time, be sure the potatoes are almost tender and the sausage is cooked through before adding them (8-10 minutes). Add the beans to the pot, followed by the shrimp and cook for another 2-4 minutes.
  • 10
    Using a large colander strain out the water. Using tongs, remove the sausage and slice diagonally into ¼ inch rounds.
  • 11
    Return all ingredients to the pot and toss with butter, thyme, salt, and pepper (save some thyme for garnishing)
    2 tbsp butter, unsalted
    ½ small pkg fresh thyme
    ½ tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
  • 12
    To serve, arrange on a plate, sprinkle with thyme, and enjoy!