Low Country Boil

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Joni Ellsworth

By
@AFoolsParadise

The Low Country Boil recipe has been rotating around the south for decades. There are many varieties of the boil, some even include crab claws and/or crawfish and oysters. This is our adaptation, and absolutely one of our favorite meals. Warning: this recipe is quite spicy (just they way we like it!) so if you don't care for the heat, change the shrimp/crab boil seasoning to the type in the removable mesh bag.

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

  • 3 oz
    box of crab boil (for less spicy boil use the bag not the loose powder seasoning)
  • 3 Tbsp
    old bay seasoning
  • 3 lb
    small potatoes (new or red potatoes work best) scrubbed and unpeeled
  • 4
    ears of corn, shucked and cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 2 lb
    smoked sausage, cut into diagonal two inch pieces
  • 2 lb
    shrimp , preferably unpeeled (you can remove the shell if you prefer)
  • ·
    seafood or cocktail sauce (optional)

How to Make Low Country Boil

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large stockpot, bring a gallon of water to a boil.
  2. Add shrimp/crab boil and Old Bay seasoning. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add potatoes, one at a time to keep the liquid boiling. Let simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes.
  4. Add corn pieces, simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
  5. Add sausage and shrimp, allow to simmer uncovered for 3-5 minutes. Do not overcook the shrimp.
  6. Transfer to a large platter and serve with cocktail or seafood sauce.

Printable Recipe Card

About Low Country Boil

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Wheat Free Soy Free



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