A shrimp boil is the best way to entertain! Shrimp, corn, sausage, and potatoes are slowly boiled together with spices then served with butter and cocktail sauce! This is a fun meal to serve family and friends!
Low Country Shrimp Boil
Each summer I think back to when my family went to the “low country” for vacation. The low country being South Carolina. Apparently all of Ohio vacations there. so we felt right at home. I think us northerners really annoy the locals, but I’m ok with that.
That particular trip was the first time my 3 little stooges saw the ocean. The first thing they did when we arrived on the soft sandy beach was flop down and make sand angels. They looked like three pale starfishes!
I love beach vacations! The ocean breeze hitting our faces, the sound of the rolling waves, the smell of sunscreen on our skins and the sand in our toes. I was hoping the sand would give me a natural pedicure. Oh, that sand. I have a love-hate relationship with sand. I really do. I love it because we do not have sand in Ohio. It’s soft, you can shape it into sand kingdoms, plus, where there’s sand, there’s water!
I do NOT like sand because it inevitably gets in some one’s eye (often due to a sibling), it’s in our food and it somehow ends up in my ears and my belly button. Let’s not forget that sand follows you all the way home! It’s in the van, in the suitcases, in the folds of our clothes, in our goggles, bags, and lotions. It’s ok though, it is all worth it.
About This Shrimp Boil:
As a tribute to that trip, I made Low Country Boil, aka, Frogmore Stew. This meal is so fun, how often do you get to eat your whole meal with your hands!!! Have all your friends and family over to enjoy this meal with you! Be sure to have a roll of paper towels handy for your shrimp boil because it will get messy. Traditionally, low country shrimp boil or Frogmore Stew is just dumped out on newspapers. Have cocktail sauce and melted butter on the side. I like spicy food, so I usually add Tabasco sauce to each bite. Kids love it, adults love it. It’s a great summer party idea! Enjoy! For more southern classics, try my Fried Green Tomato BLT or my Southern Fried Catfish Recipe!
- 6 Qts water
- 2 lbs red potatoes
- 10 ears of corn, husks removed and cut into quarters
- 2 lbs smoked sausage, cut into chunks
- 4lbs uncooked shrimp peels on
- 3/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
- Bring water and seasoning to a full boil. Add potatoes and boil for 15 minutes. Add in sausage and cook for 5 minutes. Add corn, cook another 5 minutes. Finally, add shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 4 minutes. Drain pot and served in a very large serving dish. Or to be traditional pour onto a newspaper-covered table.
- Serve with cocktail sauce, ketchup or melted butter and lemon wedge.
Amount Per ServingCalories 5912 Total Fat 258g Saturated Fat 77g Cholesterol 2921mg Sodium 17449mg Fiber 56g Sugar 68g Protein 450g