Fish & Seafood

Low Country Shrimp Boil

Ask anyone who knows me well, a Shrimp Boil is one of my most favorite meals

Sweet corn, smoky sausage, seasoned potatoes and perfectly cooked fresh shrimp… mmm…  makes me feel like a Southerner!

Combine just a few ingredients and a few simple steps to begin your culinary adventure to the South!

Assemble 3 halved celery stalks, 1 halved jalapeno, a large onion, quartered and 3 smashed garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons of Old Bay Seafood Seasoning.  These will be the aromatics for the broth

Prepare 2 1/2 pounds of small red and white potatoes, 4 ears of corn on the cob, cut into thirds, one pound of smoked andouille sausages cut into 1 inch pieces and 2 pounds of large shrimp

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Add the celery, jalapeno, onion and garlic to a large stock pot.  Pour in 10 cups of water and the seafood seasoning.  Bring the aromatics to a boil over high heat

Add in the potatoes and lower the heat to medium-high.  Cook about 12-14 minutes until the potatoes are almost tender

Add in the corn and cook for 2 minutes then the sausage and simmer for another 5 minutes

Remove pot from heat and add in the shrimp.  Stir and let sit for 2 minutes or until the shrimp is opaque

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Drain the pot reserving two cups of the cooking liquid

Add 4 tablespoons of butter to the hot pot along with the reserved liquid, a tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning and 2 teaspoons of hot sauce

Mix until combined

Add the shrimp boil ingredients back in to the pot and stir

Arrange on a platter and serve up the taste of the South!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Low Country Shrimp Boil

  • Servings: 4 - 6
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

For the aromatics

3 halved celery stalks

1 halved jalapeno

1 large onion, quartered

3 smashed garlic cloves

2 tablespoons of Old Bay Seafood Seasoning

10 cups of water

For the boil

2 1/2 pounds of small red and white potatoes

4 ears of corn on the cob, cut into thirds

1 pound of smoked andouille sausages cut into  inch pieces

2 pounds of large shrimp

For serving

2 cups of reserved cooking liquid

4 tablespoons of butter

1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning

2 teaspoons of hot sauce

Directions

Assemble 3 halved celery stalks, 1 halved jalapeno, a large onion, quartered, 3 smashed garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons of Old Bay Seafood Seasoning.  These will be the aromatics for the broth

Prepare  2 1/2 pounds of small red and white potatoes, 4 ears of corn on the cob, cut into thirds, one pound of smoked andouille sausages cut into 1 inch pieces and 2 pounds of large shrimp

Add the celery, jalapeno, onion and garlic to a large stock pot.  Pour in 10 cups of water and the seafood seasoning.  Bring the aromatics to a boil over high heat

Add in the potatoes and lower the heat to medium-high.  Cook about 12-14 minutes until the potatoes are almost tender

Add in the corn and cook for 2 minutes then the sausage and simmer for another 5 minutes

Drain the pot reserving two cups of the cooking liquid

Add 4 tablespoons of butter to the hot pot along with the reserved liquid, a tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning, and 2 teaspoons of hot sauce; mix until combined

Add the shrimp boil ingredients back in to the pot and stir; arrange on a platter and serve

Tools used to make this recipe

Royal Classique Measuring Cups

Kitchen Stainless Steel Spider Strainer

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5 comments on “Low Country Shrimp Boil

  1. OMG! it looks so delicious!

    But why aren’t you using some tool for generating recipe cards for your recipes?

    • simplysundaysfoodblog

      Thanks for the suggestion! We just started using Yummly. It’s a great site. Check it out!

  2. What a perfect summer meal for a crowd!

    • simplysundaysfoodblog

      It is! We’ve made this for parties and a shrimp boil is always a hit!

      • We host a ‘shrimp fest’ at our house each year which is essentially a big pot luck of shrimp dishes. I think this will have to be on our 2017 menu!

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