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Old 10-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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"Low country shrimp boil" help?

I am making my first shrimp boil ever and it's in a crock pot. The lemon flavor in the broth that I am cooking everything in is overpowering. What can I use to "mask" this? I have about two hours left of cooking. My broth ingredients were water, beer, Old Bay and two lemons. I took the lemons out about an hour ago. Currently I have potatoes, corn on the cob, cooked sausage and onion in the crock pot. I wouldn't mind if it tasted a little bit "sweeter", but I don't want to put sugar in (as I have read on other websites) and possibly ruin the whole meal. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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You may need to remove some liquid and save for another use. Then add a bottle of store bought clam juice or some chicken broth.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Grab the sausage and onion, put it in a pot with some chicken broth and simmer for 30 min.

Then remove an equal amount of the lemony liquid and replace with the sausage onion and broth.

As an aside, I can't imagine corn cooked in a crock pot.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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Ok, thank you! I replaced the lemon liquid and added some chicken broth too. There was a lot of lemon pulp floating around that I didn't see until I took it out. Sampled the sausage and corn and the sweetness of each has not been compromised.
I have never cooked corn on the cob in a crock pot before either, but it is rather tasty. Used fresh sweet corn, cut the cob into thirds and it has cooked up rather nicely.
Thanks again!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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Why are you cooking a shrimp boil in a crock pot? A crock pot is for dishes that need long, slow cooking. A shrimp boil might take 1/2 hour at most, once the water comes to a boil.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Why are you cooking a shrimp boil in a crock pot? A crock pot is for dishes that need long, slow cooking. A shrimp boil might take 1/2 hour at most, once the water comes to a boil.
I am aware of what a crock pot is used for, but my oven had an electrical short 2 days ago and it was either crock pot or microwave until my replacement arrives. Since I had already bought the ingredients, this seemed like the best option for me.
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I am aware of what a crock pot is used for, but my oven had an electrical short 2 days ago and it was either crock pot or microwave until my replacement arrives. Since I had already bought the ingredients, this seemed like the best option for me.
Oh, that makes sense. Bummer about the stove. I hope it worked out for you.
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Oh, that makes sense. Bummer about the stove. I hope it worked out for you.
Thank you. Nothing like a loud electric buzz and white sparks flying inside the oven when your in the middle of cooking dinner, scaring you to death. (that was me Monday night) lol
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