The first time I had it was at a co-ed wedding shower. They covered the tables with vinyl tablecloths and after draining off the cooking liquid they poured the Shrimp Boil right down the center of the tables. They had small coolers filled with warm washcloths so everybody could eat with their hands. The presentation was beautiful and very fun. I really wish I would have taken pictures. That shower was over 20 years ago and I still remember it! I don't even remember the couples names!
Since that event I have made this Shrimp Boil numerous times. I started out using shrimp boil seasoning packets from Old Bay; over time I made my own concoctions. Every time I make it it is a little different depending on what I have on hand and what I can get from the farmers market. This is a amazing dish to cook on the beach or camping. Very easy to make and to clean up. Make it at the height of corn season and you won't be disappointed.
Author: Chef Jackie White