How to Have the Perfect Shrimp Boil at Your Vacation Rental

How to Have the Perfect Shrimp Boil at Your Vacation Rental
If you've never enjoyed a good old fashioned shrimp boil, you're in for a treat! You can easily enjoy this Southern tradition at your Topsail Island vacation rental, and we've got a great recipe below. Keep reading to learn all about this delicious crowd-pleaser. 

So... What's A Shrimp Boil?

A shrimp boil is a big pot of shrimp, corn on the cob, potatoes, sausage, and spices or herbs all cooked (boiled) together. There are so many variations and ways to customize this meal to your likings, the possibilities are endless! Shrimp boils originate from Louisiana Cajun cooking and are a Southern staple. 

Shrimp boils are an excellent way to feed a large family or crowd and if you're not familiar with how we typically enjoy them in the South, we'll explain. Once you have your shrimp boil all cooked up and ready to be enjoyed, cover a folding table with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth, dump the shrimp boil out onto the table, load up your plate, and enjoy! 

We have many great local establishments where you can purchase fresh shrimp, these are just a few! 

Surf City Crab Seafood Market

Thomas Tackle & Seafood

Shrimp Lady Seafood

Just Mike's at JM's Place

Grant's Oyster House

Midgett & Son's Crab Company

How to Cook Your Shrimp Boil

There are so many great recipes out there that will have you enjoying your delicious shrimp boil in no time, but we think this one is simple, flavorful, and easy to customize! Give it a try during your next Topsail Island beach vacation. 

Don't feel like gathering up all the ingredients during your vacation? No problem! We have a local business, Topsail Steamer, that has you covered! You can pick out exactly what you want in your steamer pot, grab your bucket, take it with you, and cook it at your oceanfront Topsail Island beach rental! 

Like video instructions? The video below will guide you through cooking the perfect shrimp boil that you're sure to love!

Hungry yet? We are! Shrimp boils are the perfect way to enjoy an easy, delicious meal with your family at your favorite place on Earth... Topsail Island! Let us know in the comments below if you try your own shrimp boil. It's not too late to book your 2022 beach vacation, click or give us a call today! We'll "sea" you soon.

How to Have the Perfect Shrimp Boil at Your Vacation Rental


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