Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Low Country Boil for Foodie Friday!

Famous in the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina, is Low Country Boil. It is also quite "famous" among my family members. And who doesn't love a one pot dish? This boil is done best on an outdoor cooker. It has sausage, shrimp, crab, potatoes and corn for an all-in-one pot all-you-can-eat buffet!" And when it's ready, "dump" onto a outdoor table covered in newspaper and it's every man, woman and child for themselves! "Hey! I wanted that piece of corn! "
You too can have a good old southern Low Country Boil. All you need is a huge pot and a gas burner (it can also be made in a stock pot on an electric stove, a camp fire, etc. so don't fret).

Put in as many good sized red potatoes as you have people to feed, bring to a boil and turn down a little to cook say 20 minutes.

Then add whatever you can fit into the pot easily and leave room. We like small sections of corn on the cob and whole onions and sections of big link sausage (personally we use polish sausage) but any type you like will do, but be sure to add enough for everyone to have seconds.

When the potatoes are done make sure the water is just up to the top of the things in the pot and add at least a 1/2 lb of shrimp in the shells to the pot Per person and put on the lid.

Turn the heat up and steam the shrimp till pink through and they are done. Don't over cook the shrimp, they will get rubbery. It just takes a few minutes.

Remove the shrimp to a tray, the corn & onions to a tray, the potatoes and sausage to a tray and have a real happy meal.

The oil from the sausage makes the shrimp very easy to peel the shells off.

Today is Foodie Friday! It is hosted by Designs by Gollum. Be sure to go by and see all of the participants of this most Tasty day of the week!


squawmama said...

As always you have the best recipes but for a short moment I thought I lost a day... ha ha I love the Low Country biol... so yummy. Thanks


Derek said...

Makes my mouth water.

Staceystace said...

Oh, we used to do this at the beach! I love it and now I want it for dinner.

Chandy said...

Ok, so wishing I was there when you had that... I can't wait to do that with our shrimp here! Oohhhh, lovely, lovely LCB! Yum!

once in a blue moon... said...

great pic!

Deb said...

We had a Low Country Boil the last time I was in Orange Beach. It was wonderful. Licking my lips!


Becky said...

We love the Low Country Boil here in Arkansas too!!!! So easy.....we usually do it in the fall on a Saturday while we watch our Arkansas Razorbacks play. It's always a fun time and lots of good eatin'!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm coming to your house, Leigh! I love this!


Sheila :-)

Jennifer said...

This is one of our very favorite things to make. Our family was in Florida last year and decided to do this while camping. We put a huge pot on the campfire, several hours later after the water was still not boiling, we ended up cooking it on the stove inside the travel trailer! We did get to eat it outside!