Being the southern girl that I am, I have grown up with good cooking all my life. A good low country boil was always a treat in our house. Marrying a man from much further south than I, (Colombia, South America to be exact), not all my favorite childhood meals are a hit with him (really? who doesn't like meatloaf?!). But I am pleased to announce that the low country boil was able to break down cultural food barriers and landed the coveted honor of "birthday meal request" for many years running now. In the whirlwind that has been our life lately, we realized we had neglected to make this special dish for hubbys birthday in April so decided this weekend was as good as any to break out the massive pot and get to work!
- 2 lbs shrimp (I used frozen shrimp- use whichever is more convenient for you!)
- 2 lb sausage (we like the spicy kind- but again feel free to use whatever your family enjoys most!)
- 8 ears of corn shucked and halved
- 8-10 red potatoes quartered
- 1/2 c. Old Bay Seasoning
Fill a large pot up a little more than halfway and add Old Bay Seasoning. Bring to a boil.
Add potatoes and boil, covered for 10 minutes.
Add sausage to the boil, covered for 10 minutes
Add corn to the boil, covered for 10 minutes
Add shrimp to the boil, covered for 10 minutes
Super easy right? Scoop out into a bowl or onto a plate and dig in! The recipe cooked enough to feed our family of 4 plus a couple of friends who came for dinner and we still had leftovers!
You guys have any neat twists to add to a traditional low country boil?