Monday, May 30, 2016

Low Country Boil

In the pot
As promised, I made a Low Country Boil today and while getting the recipe I looked at its history.  According to Coastal Living magazine it was invented by Richard Gay a South Carolina National Guardsman who had to feed a 100 people.  He was from a tiny town called Frogmore so many called it Frogmore Stew.  Whatever you call it, it's delicious.
This was my first time making it, usually we have a crowd over and someone else does the cooking.  So I went online to my southern cooking specialist, Paula Deen, and got her recipe.  It was so easy.

Here's her recipe:
Old Bay Crab Boil, 2 teaspoons per quart of water
red new potatoes
smoked sausage link sausage
fresh  corn
shrimp, unpeeled


Fill a large pot with enough water to cover all of the ingredients. Add the Old Bay Crab Boil and bring to a boil. Adjust the Crab Boil to suit your taste. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage. Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Add corn and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for no more than 3 minutes. Drain and serve with warm bread.

I took out the amounts she put in because she was cooking for a crowd and I was just making it for Mac and me.  I used about 3 quarts of water, 10 small red potatoes, whatever sausage Mac had in the refrigerator, 2 ears of corn broke in half, Vidalia onion cut in half   and about a 1/2 pound of frozen shrimp.

I cooked it just exactly as she said and it turned out perfectly.  What a great meal to start the Summer with.

In the bowl


  1. This recipe sounds so good and easy too that I saved it. How much link sausage did you use? Cook the sausage whole? If you leave your answer in a comment on my blog, I would love that.

  2. Apart from the shrimp that sounds really good. I've never heard of Old Bay Crab Boil though so I imagine that must be a Southern US thing? Judging by the amount used it must be some sort of seasoning?

  3. Yum, especially that corn, I bet it soaks up all the flavours whilst cooking.

  4. Sounds delicious, such a mix of flavours.

  5. This sounds delicious and reminds me of how hungry I am at the moment (hours before dinner)

  6. It looks delicious!


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