The basic idea here is to get potatoes, corn on the cob, shrimp, onions, celery and sometimes tomatoes and boil them together.
Trick is: The order.
Big pot of boiling water, seasoned with Old Bay or other “seafood” boil.
Ingredients in order of additions:
Potatoes: Small red or white, cut in half. About 2 red or 1 big white per person.
Onions: 1 - 2 per person, whole or half
Celery: Chopped into 1 inch pieces. Some per person - to taste
Corn: 1 cob per person, cut in half (more if you want)
Shrimp: 1/4 lb. per person, shells on
Tomatoes: Canned or fresh for flavor with shrimp
Potatoes, onions, celery, cook for 20 minutes, then add shrimp and corn. Cook for 5 - 7 minutes. Check for seasonings and serve.