Easy to do, and delicious!
Passed down from generation to generation, the low country shrimp boil is best enjoyed outdoors with friends. Cleanup is minimal if you skip plates and serve on paper-covered tables. Just drain the shrimp and pile high where everyone can dig in.
Peel, eat and be merry.
1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
1 tablespoon salt
3 quarts water
1 can (12 ounces) beer (optional)
8 medium red potatoes cut in quarters
8 ears fresh corn cut in half
4 pounds large shrimp in shells
2 pounds of Smoked Sausage (optional)
In an 8-quart pot bring Old Bay, salt, water, and beer to boil on high heat. Add potatoes. Cook 15 minutes. Add corn. Continue to cook 7 minutes. Add shrimp. You can also add 2 pounds of Smoked Sausage (optional) when you add your shrimp. Cook 4 minutes. Drain and dump contents in the center of a paper-covered picnic table. (Contents of pot can also be divided into several large bowls or buckets.) Sprinkle additional Old Bay over the top for finger-licking flavor.
Makes 8 large servings.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes