A large white bowl filled with shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob and sausages

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

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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

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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

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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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A large white bowl filled with shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob and sausages

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

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

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 thoughts 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?

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

      1. 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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