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I have been wanting to make an Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil for YEARS….but have never tried it until this summer! I ate this at a relative's house probably over 10 years ago and have thought about making it ever since….but the thought intimidated me! My cousin used an outdoor boiler for theirs and I didn't realize that it could be done inside and can be very easy!
The great thing about this Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil is that it really is a ONE POT MEAL! You have your meat and veggies all together in the pot so there is no need for side dishes! You can add a loaf of french bread and be done!
I researched a lot of recipes and looked at different ways to make this low country boil. There are lots of recipes out there that call for more ingredients….lots of spices, etc. I wanted to keep it EASY! So I settled on trying out the recipe I found at Lemons for Lulu and I thought it was a winner! I loved the simplicity of the recipe!
How to Make an Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil
I made this on the stove and used a big stock pot.
The basic ingredients are small red potatoes, corn on the cob, smoked sausage, shrimp and seasonings.
You start off by bringing water and your old bay seasonings to boil in your big pot. You will then add in your potatoes and boil for 15 minutes. Next you will add in your smoked sausage that has been cut into chunks and cook for about 5 minutes. Then add in your corn and cook another 5 minutes…you can buy the mini corn on the cobs or cut your full size cobs into smaller portions. Last you add in your shrimp and cook until they turn pink and are cooked through about 4 or 5 more minutes!
I used already cooked and cleaned frozen shrimp that I had thawed out. You can also use uncooked shrimp.
Once everything is cooked, just drain and serve! You can go wild and serve this on a table that is covered with butcher paper or newspaper….or just put it on a platter like I did! 🙂
You can print the recipe below! Have you ever made an Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil before? How did you make it?
- 6 quarts water
- 2 pounds small red potatoes
- 10 ears corn cut into half or quarters husks removed
- 2 pounds smoked sausage cut into chunks
- 3-4 pounds shrimp (you can buy cooked ready to eat or uncooked with peels on)
- 3/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
Bring water and Old Bay seasoning to a full boil.
Add potatoes and boil for 15 minutes.
Add in sausage and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add corn and cook for 5 more minutes.
Last add shrimp and cook until pink usually 4 or 5 minutes.
Drain liquid and serve on a large platter or can be served in the traditional way on a table covered with butcher or newspaper.
You can serve this with cocktail sauce, ketchup, BBQ sauce or just alone. Some people like to use lemon wedges or melted butter.
You can cut your potatoes into quarters if you don't have small potatoes.
You can sprinkle a little Old Bay seasoning on top after draining for a little extra flavor.
Adapted from Lemons for Lulu