Low Country Boil

May 30, 2014
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Author Notes

Inspired by a recipe I saw floating around Facebook it is one of the easist and most enjoyed dishes I have made. excellent for a big crowd. I first tried it on our friends during a regular game night and everyone wanted to take some home for later! Definite winner! —Samlawali

  • Makes 12-16 servings
  • 6 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning (I prefer Old Bay)
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
  • 1 large onion, roughly sliced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 5 pounds red potatoes, roughly cut into bite size pieces
  • 8 ears of sweet corn, cut into thirds (husks/silks removed)
  • 3 packages of smoked sausage/kielbasa cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 pounds uncooked/fresh shrimp, peeled & deveined with tails on
In This Recipe
  1. Fill very large pot (16 quart minimum) with water, seafood seasoning, cayenne, onion, lemons, and bay leaves over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add corn and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Add smoked sausage cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add shrimp and cook until pink, approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Drain water, remove bay leaves and serve hot in a very large bowl or go traditional and pour onto a table covered in newspaper.
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1 Review

Oui, C. September 9, 2015
I've made your recipe the whole summer. I used all the ingredients, but winged it and it was wonderful. Last night, I read all the steps and Voila it was delizioso... I served melted butter to drizzle on the corn. Hats off to you.