I hope you all had a great Independence Day!
Other than a little fireworks photography disaster (=bad photos), which was a complete blow to my ego 🙂 we had a great time enjoying some Low Country Boil.
Have you ever had Low Country Boil before?
If you haven’t, you will love it! Here are the great things about it:
- it’s great for feeding a crowd
- it’s made in one stock pot, heated on the barbeque and is easy to throw together
- when it’s done in 20-30 minutes, you dump it out onto the picnic table, no plates or utensils required ~ only napkins 🙂 how great is that?
The traditional way to serve this recipe, is to dump the ingredients out onto a newspaper covered picnic table… but personally, I don’t like to do that. The newspaper print comes off, and I find it generally messier than I like! We use heavy butcher paper (or heavy wrapping paper packaging) instead. It absorbs the excess liquid nicely and the food stays food colored. 🙂
By the way, THANK YOU for all your feedback on the 365 Project. I’m going to do it! Once I get the account all set up, I’ll send you guys a link to it! Click here if you want to see more fireworks photography from the 4th!
Low Country Boil
- 12 cups water 3 quarts
- 1 12 ounce bottle light beer*
- 1/3 cup Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pound red new potatoes skin on
- 4 ears corn husks removed and cut in half
- 1 yellow onion cut into thick slices
- 6 whole garlic cloves
- 1 lemon cut in half
- 1 pound King Crab legs
- 1 14 ounce package Kielbasa sausage, sliced into 1" slices
- 1 pound raw peeled, deveined shrimp, tails on
- Add water, beer, Old Bay Seasoning, red pepper flakes and potatoes to a deep stock pot.
- Heat stock pot on a grill burner on high heat until hot and water is lightly boiling. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are nearly (but not completely) done. Remove potatoes and set aside.
- Add corn, onions, garlic and lemon to stock pot and cook 5-10 minutes until vegetables slightly soften.
- Add crab legs and kielbasa and cook 10 minutes.
- Add potatoes and shrimp and cook 3-5 minutes more or until all ingredients are done throughout.
- Drain liquid and discard.
- Pour ingredients out onto heavy butcher paper. Serve!
Recipe modified from All Recipes @ Dave’s Low Country Boil.
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
Wooooowie Kristi! This is such a FUN way to feed a crowd minus all the hassles !!!!! It’s got veggies and meat and so flavorful!!!!! <3
Thanks Samina – it’s so easy to feed a crowd, so you have plenty of time to spend with your guests, and not a ton of time cooking!
Rachel @ the dessert chronicles says
I’ve never done this, but it looks like the perfect meal for a holiday weekend! Hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks Rachel – it’s perfect for holidays and feeding a crowd! I hope you get a chance to try it.
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
I’ve never heard of a low country boil, but I love the concept! We’ve eaten steamed crabs that are served the same way – on paper, with lots (and lots) of napkins. Totally a summertime food for me! My boyfriend is from Maryland and just about has Old Bay running through his veins – I bet he would LOVE this. Me too! 🙂
Hahahaha! I love that – he has Old Bay running through his veins! 🙂 I hope you get a chance to try it Alyssa! Have a wonderful week!
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
I love shrimp boils Kristi!! My hubby just did one last week as well!! I like your addition of crab legs!
I am so excited for you that you are doing the 365 project! I checked it out and I am quite intrigued, but my photography skills are sadly lacking! I will look forward to following you!! 🙂
Thanks Renee! The Shrimp Boil was a lot of fun – we only do it once a year though. I’d love to have you join me on the 365 project. I’m on Day 5, and it’s hard already. Hahaha! I shot a photo of my outdoor umbrella. I really need to get out more. 🙂
Renee@Two in the Kitchen says
You make me laugh Kristi! I am sure your photo of your outdoor umbrella is fab! Is there a way to “follow” you on the 365 project??
Yes Renee – you can and I would love it if you followed me: http://365project.org/kristikaiser/365
Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron says
I’ve never even heard of low country boil but it sure sound like fun. It looks delicious too!
Thanks Ruby – it is a lot of fun and so easy!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
No, I’ve never had low country boil before! So cool about the 365 project!
You should try it Ashley – it’s really fun (and delicious)! Come join me on 365 Project! 🙂
What a fun dish Kristi…I love all the ingredients that you have in this boil…yum!
Have a wonderful week 😀
Yea!!! You’re back! Your new site design looks awesome Juliana! Thanks for the compliments on your dish. I’m heading over to check out your new site – so exciting!
Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
Oooh I’d never heard of such dish, but it looks super delish and perfect for picnics! xx
Thanks Consuelo – it IS perfect for picnics!!!
I’ve never had a low country boil but it looks like so much fun and the perfect way to enjoy the holiday weekend! Hope you had a wonderful time 🙂
It was so fun Kelly – try it if you get a chance! 🙂
This looks amazing! I would love to dig into something like this for my dinner!
Thanks Jessica! It was really tasty! 🙂 Have a great week!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
We lived in Florida and we would make these all the time. It was mainly shrimp, crawfish, potatoes, and corn. I haven’t had one of these in years. Access to “fresh” seafood keeps me from making it. But, they are great for big groups and parties. Plus, I love how you cook everything together 😀
Thanks Cindy – we’ve made it a few times, but we rarely have a crowd big enough – it’s so fun that it’s easy and done in one stock pot!
I’ve never had it but my husband loves a low country boil! It does always seem fun to dump it all out of paper like that! haha Hope you had a great long weekend 🙂
Yes – that IS the fun part – oh, and no dishes! Hahahaha!
Mary Frances says
This looks like a great and hearty meal, and a lot of fun to make too!
Thanks Mary Frances – it’s so easy and you’re right – it’s just plain fun!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
My husband love Low Country Boils! Napkins are critical! Is it wrong that I still like to use a fork and knife? Prissy!!!
I’m bummed your firework photography experiment didn’t pan out, but I like the photo you posted above! I think it’s pretty!
Yesssssss! Napkins are sssooo NOT optional! Hahahaha! Yea – I had about 10 good photos out of the bunch but it was a far cry from the hundreds I took. Oh well – live and learn!
I love a low country boil! So easy and great for a large crowd. I like to go heavy on the spices 🙂
Me too Christin! The spices are what makes it so great! 🙂
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
This low country boil looks great and above all not greasy at all! I think I could make a good vegetarian version of it.
Yes Daniela – of course! Vegetarian or otherwise – just throw all the veggies in a pot ~ cook them until hot and put them on paper on a picnic table. So fun!
Joyce Mazza says
I have done this….it is delicious…over the years I have all added clams and mussels it makes such a great variety for everyone. As far as the best goes, I use any beer I happen to have in the fridge. Love this dish!