Campfire Shrimp Boil

A couple of months ago we decided to go just a couple of hours away from the heat of Phoenix to spend time unplugged with my lil family, my brother and a good friend. And we all know what the best part of camping is... the food!!!  Who says you need to eat food out of cans why you're out in the great outdoors? Our favorite dinner camping meal, a good ole classic Shrimp Boil!

This meal is really easy to prepare and cooking it up just takes a bit of patience while you're hanging around the campsite. Be sure to start this early as it needs time to cook and you'll want to eat before it gets dark out. We like having it super early and then munching on S'mores and snacks the rest of the day!

What you need:
-Peeled jumbo shrimp (peeling shrimp is fun, but the shells can lead to lingering shrimp smell at your campsite which is not the best idea)
-smoked sausage
-small new potatoes
-corn cut into 1 1/2 in lengths
-cajun seasoning of choice (we used Old Bay)

-1/2 cup butter
-lemon wedges (optional)

Method:
-Place the potatoes, cajun seasoning and water into a large stock pot and place over the fire.
-Bring water to a boil, continue boiling for 15 minutes.
-Add corn, continue to boil for an additional 15 minutes.
-Next, add the sausage and shrimp and boil for 10 more minutes.
-Pull off of the fire.
-Drain water into another bowl. (to be dumped away from your campsite)
-Sprinkle with a little additional Cajun seasoning and butter.
-serve up with lemon wedges and additional melted butter, if desired.

When we were all finished enjoying our hearty, delicious meal we walked the pan of water a ways away from our campsite to drain. Safety first, people!

Hope you enjoy!
xoxo, Jen

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