Serves: 8-12 servings
2 quarts water
12 ounces beer, optional
1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
2 tablespoons salt
8 medium red potatoes quartered (or fingerling potatoes)
1 large onions cut into large chunks
1 pound smoked sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
8-12 ears fresh corn shucked and cut into 3" pieces
2 pounds unpeeled jumbo shrimp
Optional: Other seafood such as crawdads or crabs
In a very large pot, bring water, beer, Old Bay, and salt to a boil.
Stir in the potatoes and onions to the pot and cook for 8 minutes.
Add the sausage, stir and cook for 5 more minutes.
Next add the corn and cook for 8 more minutes.
Add the shrimp. Stir in so it is mixed all the way through. Cook for 4 minutes.
Remove from the heat. Drain cooking liquid. Serve directly from the pot into bowls, serve on a large tray or cover your table in newspaper and dumb the contents of the pot onto it and eat the food directly using your hands.