Bratwurst and Shrimp Boil Recipe -
Bratwurst and Shrimp Boil Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Bratwurst and Shrimp Boil

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"Everyone loves a shrimp boil! Toss everything in the pot, and enjoy."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill brats just to brown, then cut into 2 pieces. In 10-quart pot, bring beer, water, seasoning, and onion to a boil. Add potato and bratwurst. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Add corn, cover and cook 3 minutes. Add shrimp, cover and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp is done, and sausage internal temperature is 160 degrees F. Serve all with melted butter and lemon wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2007

Fixed this last weekend for a family reunion so I ended up tripling the ingredients. I fixed it over my gas grill, so I briefly grilled the brats before adding them to the water. Instead of adding the lemon, I just added 1 tbls of juice so it didn't overwhelmed. We all loved it, though it is a bit messing. Lay down several layers of newspapers and have a large stack of napkins and paper towels. Great for outdoor feasts but I would caution serving this indoors.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 25, 2011

This one is a man-pleaser. Takes some time though - probably an hour for me from starting the brats to finishing everything. Others have mentioned the smell and I didn't notice it so much while it was cooking but there was definitely an odor that hung around the house for a couple days. The recipe didn't say what to do with the cooking liquid at the end so I checked some other recipes and found you are supposed to drain it off. Seemed like a waste to dump all that beer and seasoning down the drain. Next time I might get a taste of it and see if it would be good on the side with bread dipped in it.

Dec 17, 2006

Great comfort food that reminded me of home! I added an extra bottle of beer (used pale ale - all I had)... Never skimp on beer in a boil like this. :) Also, to save time, I broiled the brats in the oven. The only thing I would change is to not cook the lemons in the boil. I might add the juice from one SMALL lemon (or omit all together), but cooking the lemons in the pot saturated the onions with the lemon flavor. They tasted terrible - we couldn't eat them.. Onions are a MUST with the beer brats, so it was a disappointment to not be abel to eat them. In my opinion, save your lemons for on the table! Otherwise this was a great recipe!!

Oct 21, 2006

I have had this on many occasions, but this version was the best. I added an extra beer and a little more Old Bay. It is delicious leftover, too! Serving melted butter and lemon on the side was a winner!

Aug 03, 2008

Will definitely make this again! Added a head of garlic,a couple of jalapenos, and a few sprigs of fresh thyme to the water and beer. It added even more flavor and spice. Thank you for a great boil recipe. Will add mussels or crab next time too.

Apr 04, 2007

This smelled not so great, but tasted WONDERFUL. A great meal for friends at the beach house. We just followed the recipe.... THANKS.

Jul 20, 2006

Superb! I used Jalapeno smoked sausage and everything turned out perfect! I have found a new boil recipe! Myself and 2 men ate until we could eat no more and there was still food left over! This is a quick and so easy favorite of mine now!!! Thank you!

Jun 29, 2009

i added 1 more beer and 4 more cups of water. doubled the shrimp to 2 lbs (because we already had it fresh off the boat). timed it just as called for and it turned out great. served it to 5 friends and everyone thought it was great


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  • Calories
  • 807 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.7 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 226 mg
  • 75%
  • Fat
  • 38.2 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 11.3 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 48.1 g
  • 96%
  • Sodium
  • 4974 mg
  • 199%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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