Low Carb Shrimp/Crab Boil Recipe

Low Carb Shrimp/Crab Boil Recipe

low carb shrimp boilCombining 1 quart of water with 1/2 Tablespoon salt, 1-1/2 teaspoons vinegar and 1-1/2 teaspoons Shrimp Boil makes all the difference when it comes to boiling shell-on shrimp. Personally, I never “boil” shrimp without using a Shrimp & Crab Boil – it makes that much of a difference in flavor.
Also, adding the vinegar to the water makes the shrimp very easy to peel.


  • 1 bag Bay leaf
  • 1 Teaspoon Plack peppercorns or coarse pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Celery seed
  • 1 Teaspoon Whole cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard seed
  • 1 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry thyme leaves
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried onion


For each 1 lb shrimp you wish to cook, use 1 quart water.
In water combine ingredients for your favorite variation, and bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add shrimp, turn heat off and let shrimp sit for 2-5 minutes only. If you leave the shrimp too long, they'll get tough. Immediately drain shrimp.

Adding 1-1/2 tsp vinegar makes peeling the shrimp so easy.
Use 1 quart of water for 1 lb large shrimp.
Like a little different flavor? Here are the ingredients for another version:


1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon Old Bay Seasonings™ spice blend
1 tsp lemon pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried onion
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