Low Country Boil

May 30, 2014
0 Ratings
  • Makes 12-16 servings
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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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.