Shrimp Boil with Spicy Butter Sauce Recipe

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Léa Published: March 5, 2021 Modified: September 3, 2021

How To Make Shrimp Boil with Spicy Butter Sauce

Served with cayenne-spiced butter sauce, this shrimp boil is a savory seafood dish cooked in a flavorful blend of vinegar, lemon, and spices.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 6cupswater
  • ¼cupvinegar
  • ½lemon
  • 2garlic cloves
  • 5tbspOld Bay seasoning
  • ½tsppeppercorns
  • tspsalt
  • tspcayenne
  • 4bay leaves
  • 2lbslarge shrimp
  • ½lbunsalted butter
  • 4tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 2tsplemon juice


  1. In a large pot, combine the water, vinegar, lemon slices, garlic, Old Bay Seasoning, peppercorns, ½ teaspoon of the salt, ¼ teaspoon of the cayenne, and bay leaves.

  2. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the shrimp to the pot.

  3. Cover and bring back to a boil. Then, continue boiling for 1 to 2 minutes, partially covered, until the shrimp are just done. Drain.

  4. In a small stainless-steel saucepan, melt the butter. Remove the pan from the heat and add the Worcestershire sauce, the lemon juice and the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1 teaspoon of cayenne.

  5. Divide the sauce among four small bowls. Serve the shrimp with the butter dipping sauce, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 601.06kcal
  • Fat: 48.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 29.94g
  • Trans Fat: 1.90g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.42g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.17g
  • Fiber: 1.27g
  • Sugar: 1.03g
  • Protein: 32.21g
  • Cholesterol: 407.67mg
  • Sodium: 1576.48mg
  • Calcium: 220.87mg
  • Potassium: 391.64mg
  • Iron: 3.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 531.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.41mg
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