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Whole30 shrimp boil with sausage, potatoes, and garlic ghee on newspaper

Whole30 Shrimp Boil with Sausage, Potatoes, and Garlic Ghee (Paleo)

This Whole30 shrimp boil is a super flavorful and easy dish that's perfect for warmer weather. With tender shrimp, creamy potatoes, and Whole30 kielbasa, this Whole30 shrimp boil is such a great weekend dish or dinner any time you want to kick back and enjoy spring and summer! With a garlic ghee to take things to the next level, this Whole30 shrimp boil recipe is certain to become one of your favorites.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic ghee, paleo, potato, sausage, shrimp boil, whole30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 507kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 2 quarts water 8 cups
  • 3 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt plus more to taste
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 1/4 Vidalia onion sliced
  • 3/4 pound small red potatoes
  • 1/2 lb. Whole30-approved kielbasa like Pederson's, sliced into about 1/2" slices
  • 1 pound large shrimp unpeeled
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1 tsp. finely minced garlic


  • Make garlic ghee: Heat ghee in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and a couple big pinches of a salt and reduce heat to low. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, then immediately remove from heat. Pour garlic ghee through a mesh sieve, if you prefer, then set aside.
  • Bring water to boil in a large stock pot. Add Old Bay and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Juice lemons into pot then add lemon halves to pot. Add potatoes and onions; boil for 11 minutes.
  • Add kielbasa; boil for 5 minutes.
  • Make sure potatoes are very tender before continuing. When very tender, add shrimp; boil 2 minutes. Drain immediately then transfer contents to large bowl. Pour garlic ghee over and toss to coat.


Sprinkle with extra salt, Old Bay, and squeeze lemon juice over.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 354mg | Sodium: 2139mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 292IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 8mg | Net Carbs: 22g