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?
- 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.