TGIF, thank god! So happy it’s the weekend! It’s suppose to be a scorcher in SoCal, so the hubby and I are having a pool day with some family friends tomorrow and our “fur” babies. Or at least we are going to try and have pool day. My pooch, Daisy Mae, is a miniature goldendoodle and surprisingly hates the water. The last time I brought her to a family pool day, she sat at the edge of the pool and barked until I got out. And I know it’s because in her mind, water equals trouble, and she is just trying to protect us. Gotta appreciate their loyalty, right? Either way, it’s going to be a fun day filled with fun, sun, and good eats.
Speaking of good eats, it’s days like a family pool day that would be the perfect environment to make this sheet pan shrimp boil. It’s delicious, easy to make, and feeds a crowd. This particular recipe is different then how you’d usually make a normal shrimp boil, which is cooked on a stove top until done. This recipe starts on the stove top, but ends up in the oven to finish up. For me personally, I prefer it this way because there is something about shrimp in the oven that satisfies a shrimp craving. Am I right?!
Now, I am going to let you in on a little secret. Instead of using old bay seasoning like most shrimp boil recipes call for, we used Penzey’s crab and shrimp boil seasoning . We link back to them a lot because it’s mostly the only brand of spice we use. They are reasonably priced, and you know you are getting a fresh product and not something that’s been sitting on the market shelf for god knows how long. Their unique combination of spices (like the shrimp and crab boil spice) brings out the best of flavors. And it truly did this recipe justice. That and we used andouille chicken sausage that was also super tasty. So much yum you guys, and will make a great weekend recipe for you and your family this summer.
Next week on the blog we have a summery drink, crunchy asian ramen salad (que drooling face), and strawberry lemonade bars. So stay tuned for that, and we hope you continue to choose Blooming Bites for your recipe needs. Have a fabulous weekend everyone, and as always, happy cooking!
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