The Low Country Boil is a traditional Southern meal of potatoes, fresh corn, sausage, lobster and shrimp, all thrown into a huge pot and cooked together. It’s then spread down the middle of the table on parchment paper and everyone digs in together! It’s an easy meal to prepare for a large crowd, and a fun, hands-on experience.
Ingredients : *Serves 20-25
- 40 red potatoes
- 1 jar Old Bay seasoning
- 2 Schilling Shrimp Boil spice packs
- 3 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
- 1 large red onion
- 1 lemon
- 3 lbs. cooked spicy chicken sausage (or your favorite cooked sausage)
- 12 ears corn on the cob
- 4 lbs. fresh uncooked shrimp (tails on)
- 4 lbs. langostino lobster tails
- Condiments: melted butter with lemon and/or garlic, fresh lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, spicy mustard, BBQ sauce, etc.
- Butcher or parchment paper for table
- Fill an extra-large pot halfway with water. We use a 6-gallon pot with a basket liner on an outdoor burner.
- Cut potatoes in fourths, chop sausage into bite-sized pieces and husk corn.
- Add potatoes and seasonings to the pot. Roughly chop onion and add to pot. Squeeze lemon juice into pot and add the lemon pieces.
- Bring potatoes to a rolling boil. Once they’re boiling, add sausage and corn. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Add shrimp and lobster and turn heat off. Stir to make sure seafood cooks.
- Roll out parchment or butcher paper all along the middle of the table. Lay out condiments.
- Drain water from pot. (This is SO easy if you have a basket that you can just lift out of the water)! Remove seasoning packets and cooked lemon pieces, and spoon all across the middle of the table. Dig in!
- You can obviously cut the amounts WAY down and cook this on your stove top in a smaller pot. However, the Low Country Boil is meant to be shared and enjoyed by a crowd! That’s the beauty of it. There’s no easier way to feed a huge group, and it is such a fun (EASY) meal to prepare and eat.
- If you do make a smaller batch, don’t worry too much about amounts. Just throw some seasonings in a pot, add the goods and cook away! This is a no-thinking kind of meal!
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