Many years ago my husband’s family had a large family reunion on the North Carolina Beach. Each family took turns cooking dinner. My brother-in-law, Ron, and his wife, Cathy treated us to a Low Country Boil. It was wonderful and something our family still loves. While we are landlocked, we can still enjoy a good Low Country Boil.
LOW COUNTRY BOIL
5 quarts water
2 pounds Kielbasa or hot smoked link sausage, cut in 1″ pieces
4 pounds small new red potatoes
6 ears fresh sweet corn, husked and cleaned
4 pounds fresh shrimp in the shell
1 red onion
Old Bay Seafood seasoning
Optional: Add fresh, cleaned mussels or crab at the same time as the shrimp.
- Bring 5 quarts water and 1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning to a rolling boil in a large covered stockpot.
- Add potatoes and onion; bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes.
- Add sausage and corn, and return to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or
until potatoes are tender.
- Add shrimp to stockpot; cook 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain. Serve with Old Bay Seasoning and cocktail sauce.
- Serve all on large serving platters. Dig in!