When you hear those four words, Low Country Shrimp Boil do memories come flooding back? They do for me. Low Country Shrimp Boil is one of those celebratory meals shared with lots of friends and family here in the south.
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Low Country Shrimp Boil is one of our go-to meal ideas for any big family get-together no matter the occasion. This meal above was prepare for this Mardi Gras celebration!
One of the fun aspects of this meal is how it is served. Typically you just dump everything out onto the center of the serving table which has been covered with either newspaper or brown wrapping paper. We prefer the brown paper.
It is also a fabulous one dish dinner with easy clean-up!
We have prepared our Low Country Shrimp Boil in big dutch oven pots on the stove for a small crowd or in a big fish cooker outdoors for a larger crowd. My hubby is usually in charge of the cooking for our Low Country Shrimp Boil and I am his trusty assistant.
It is important what order you place the ingredients into the seasoned boiling water!
Potatoes go in first. Red potatoes are best. If you can’t find the small red potatoes use the larger and cut them in half as seen above. Allow the potatoes to boil for about 5 minutes.
Next add the sausage and boil for 10 minutes.
Now add the corn and allow to boil for about 10 more minutes.
Last add the shrimp which only need 3 minutes of boiling.
Be sure to adjust the amount of seasoning to your family’s tastes. We use 4 Tbsp. of Old Bay to get a good flavor but you may want yours either stronger or not as strong. You know if your family likes spicy. We don’t prefer too much spice. Leave a bottle of hot sauce on the table for those who may want more kick.
We always prefer to have too much rather than not enough. If you have some leftovers, try this recipe for a yummy Shrimp Gumbo.
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