Monday, November 14, 2011

Classic Low Country Boil

I'm sorry I didn't post much this weekend, one of my best friends came to visit me in Savannah this weekend! This was her second time coming to visit, so we just hung out, went to lunch, and explored downtown. And whenever I have a visitor, I always try to cook them a dinner that they would love! Well, she loves seafood and Savannah is known for our wild Georgia shrimp, so I knew I had to use them in a recipe. We finally decided on a classic Low Country Boil with shrimp, red potatoes, corn, and sausage. I had never made a Low Country Boil before, but I heard that it was super easy & also super tasty! Well it definitely was, and I'm so glad we made it. I honestly can't believe how we ate all that food, but it was truly delicious. We will certainly be making this again soon, it was just perfect! Enjoy :)
Classic Low Country Boil 
For the Boil:
1 Bag of Seafood Boil Seasoning
4Q Water
4 Lemons, Cut into Quarters
1 Onion, Cut into Quarters
28oz Baby Red Potatoes
1 Package of Conecuh Smoked Sausage, Cut into Bite-Size Pieces
6 Ears of Corn, Cut into Small Rounds
3lbs Fresh Shrimp, Unpeeled
Tartar Sauce
Cocktail Sauce
Hot Sauce
Cajun Seasoning
Soy Sauce

1. Fill large pot with enough water to cover all the ingredients. Add in the seafood boil seasoning, cajun seasoning, hot sauce, and soy sauce, and bring to a boil (do this to taste, make it as salty/spicy as you want). Add in the quartered lemon and onions. When the water boils, add the potatoes and sausage, and cook on medium heat for 20 minutes. Add the corn and cook for another 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain and sprinkle the ingredients with Cajun seasoning. 
2. Serve with tartar sauce, cocktail sauce, and hot sauce for dipping. 


  1. I love the sound of this!  I can honestly say that I have never heard of Low Country Boil before. It seems to cook a bit faster than I imagined though. I envisaged it being cooked low and slow for a long time. And you serve it with sauce, sauce and sauce. Juli.. you nailed that one!

  2. It truly is delicious! Low Country Boil's are a popular dish down in the South, especially in Savannah, Charleston, and New Orleans. I used Shrimp, but a lot of people use Crawfish instead. But the real glory of this meal is how simple & fast it is to make. I also love to do LCB's for a large party, and just dump out all the food onto a table lined with newspaper, and just let everyone go at it! That's just how we do it in the South :) It's so easy, but still so good, you should definitely give it a try sometime soon. Thanks for the kind comments!!