Low Country Boil...
Posted 26 October 2010 - 11:09 PM
Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:56 AM
Anyways, I don't know the specifics of the recipe, but I do know my mom and grandma put in whole unshelled shrimp, kielbasa, quartered (depending on size) potatoes, corn cobs cut in half, and seasoned with salt and some Old Bay. All cooked in a turkey fryer in some boiling water. Like I said, it might not be too specific, but I don't recall there being too much more to it. Oh, and don't forget to dump the pot on the table to eat. That's the way we always did it when we visited our family in Savannah. Eatin' right off the table, ain't no other way to eat low country boil!
Good luck and enjoy yourself some good eatin'!
Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:08 AM
Shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes. Add to the boil in reverse order (potatoes first, shrimp last) Live crabs & crawdads are great if you can get them where you are, lobster tails, stone claws, cherry clams . . . it's all good.
I like to use the little tiny white spring potatoes in mine, and easy-peel shrimp.
Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:27 PM
Zatarain, is that in place of the Old Bay I take it?
Yep, Zatarain's Crab Boil. We like things spicy!
In fact, we usually punch holes in the boiling bags to get it hotter.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 05:54 PM
Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:22 PM
6 to 8 cups of water
3 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
Dash of hot sauce
1-1/2 lbs. of red potatoes
2 lbs. of Polska Kielbasa, cut into 1 to 2 inch lengths
6 ears of corn, shucked and broken in half
2 lbs. shell on fresh shrimp
Place the cold water, Old bay, and hot sauce in large pot. (The amount of water depends on the size of the pot; you should have enough space inside to let the ingredients breathe and move, and enough water to just barely cover them.) Bring the water to a boil over high heat; then add the potatoes and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until they are soft when pierced with a fork. Reduce heat to medium-high, then add the kielbasa and corn and cook for another 5 minutes, Increase the heat to high. Once the pot is at a boil add the shrimp and then remove from heat. Stir gently to mix, and keep watching until the shrimp start to turn pink. Drain in a large colander or wooden bowl to serve. At our house we just layer the table with several layers of newspaper and dish everything out on the table. Very fun time and awesome meal. I pulled this recipe from a men's journal several months ago and it is great. Its a recipe from Bowens Island Restaurant in South Carolina. Hope you enjoy.
Edited by mcavoyd, 06 November 2010 - 12:24 PM.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:54 PM
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