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How much shrimp for a shrimp boil and what to serve with it for a 40th Birthday Party?

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How much shrimp for a shrimp boil and what to serve with it for a 40th Birthday Party?

KateMW | Jan 22, 2012 05:29 PM

Planning a 40th birthday for my husband in late March and we're going with a shrimp boil/mildly New Orleans theme. We're inviting 80ppl, though I'm figuring we'll have about 50. How many pounds of shrimp per person should I be thinking? I'm doing the normal corn, potatoes and will be adding sausage as well this boil. I'm also having somebody there shucking oysters.

Besides quantity, what should I serve to start? I was thinking about making mini muffulettas, and the usual veggie and blue chz dip, since my husband loves that and anybody who doesn't eat seafood {I'm not sure there are any} can eat the muffs and veggies. I would love to do meat pies, but I'm not sure the feasibility of frying dozens of meat pies and baking them doesn't sound like a great idea. I need ideas!

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