We had this meal last week while staying at my brother’s beach house in Surfside Beach, SC. My cousin Deb and her husband Framp came for one night and we had a great meal, a ride on the golf cart and enjoyed some good conversation on the deck where we solved all the world’s problems. 🙂
Very easy to make and serve….. you simply throw it all in a big pot with an Old Bay steamer pack. When it’s done….. dump it all on a table covered in newspaper, the typical way to serve Low Country Boil. Everyone grabs a plate full and enjoys the fun of peeling fresh shrimp. This was something new for my step-daughters. Elizabeth loved it, Emily….. not so much. I suppose you have to get past the fact of shrimp that has not been deveined or that you have to peel them, but….when you do….you can say, “I am officially from the South!” 🙂
I only did a few things differently on this meal. We replaced the smoked beef sausages with an all natural organic chicken sausage. Bilinski brand sausages offer the perfect flavor for the low country boil and we didn’t miss a beat. We used a homemade cocktail sauce without refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup instead of the store bought brand. Another difference is… we no longer have butter on the corn. We simply sprinkle some more Old Bay to add seasoning. Perfect!
|Low Country Boil|| |
- 1-2 lbs. of red skin potatoes, quartered
- 4-5 small Vidalia onions, peeled and cut in half, keeping ends in tack in order to hold together while cooking.
- 6 ears of fresh organic corn, shucked, silk removed and broken in half
- 2 packs of Bilinski's Brand Organic/All Natural Chicken Sausages, sliced into 1 inch pieces
- 2-3 lbs. of wild caught shrimp, whole (If preferred you may devein and peel)
- 1 Old Bay steamer pack
- Old Bay seasoning to taste
- Heat salted water in a very large stock pot or a gas turkey fryer.
- When water is almost to a boil... drop in Old Bay Steamer pack and potatoes and boil 3-4 minutes.
- Drop in corn pieces and onion and boil for another 4-5 minutes.
- Check tenderness of potatoes and corn with a fork, insuring that they are almost done.
- Add sausages to pot and boil 1-2 minutes to heat through.
- Lastly, drop the shrimp into the pot and boil only until the shrimp turns pink, approximately 1-2 minutes.
- Drain water from pot, remove the steamer pack and discard.
- To serve, pour all cooked ingredients onto a large table covered in newspaper.... (or if you prefer a large serving platter) sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning to taste. Serve alongside a homemade cocktail sauce.