Just in time for Thanksgiving! This Low Country Boil recipe is popular in the coastal states, this simplified version uses shrimp — but other shellfish can be added if you desire. Make sure you have plenty of friends and family on hand since a “boil” is more of a gathering than just a meal.
Low Country Boil Recipe – (Serves 8)
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 4 quarts water
- 8 medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
- 2 large Vidalia onions, cut in wedges
- 2 pounds smoked sausage, cut in 2-inch lengths
- 8 ears frozen corn on the cob, thawed
(use fresh if available)
- 4 pounds large uncooked shrimp, in shells
1. In an 8-quart stockpot, bring Old Bay,
salt and water to a boil.
2. Add potatoes and onions; cook over high heat for 8 minutes.
3. Add smoked sausage; continue to cook
on high for 5 minutes.
4. Add corn to pot; continue to boil for
5. Add shrimp in shells, cook for 4 minutes.
6. Drain cooking liquid, then pour contents
of pot onto paper (or foil) lined table or
7. Sprinkle with additional Old Bay and