Amy LedyardComment

Low-Country Boil

Amy LedyardComment
Low-Country Boil

Husband teases me because I tend to assume there's nothing I can't cook. This confidence has led to some really delicious meals...and to a few pathetic disasters. Unfortunately, I also go confidently into the kitchen with a new recipe in hand when I'm supposed to be making something for friends who are coming over or for a church meal. It's great when it works out; the pathetic disasters can be a little embarrassing, though.

Next week we're going to the beach with Husband's family, and it's going to be awesome! I seriously can't wait; we've been looking forward to this week all summer. We always divide up the meals between all of us to make sure everyone does their fair share in the kitchen, and Husband and I decided that we wanted to make a Low-Country Boil for the supper we cook.

I've never made--or eaten, for that matter-- a low-country boil, so I decided to play it safe this time and do a trial run. You. Guys. It was so good. Delicious. Life-changing. And easy!! So, today I thought I'd do you all a favor and share this simple and delicious one-pot wonder with you all. I hope you love it as much as we did.

Note: Most Low-Country boil recipes make enough food to feed a small army; I tweaked and adjusted things, so this recipe will feed about 4 people.

What You Need:

3 quarts of water

1 lb shrimp

1 package of kielbasa, cut into 1-inch bites

2-3 TBSP Old Bay seasoning blend

5 medium potatoes

4 ears of corn, cut in half

What You Do:

Put the water, potatoes (yes, the whole potato; I told you it was easy!), and Old Bay in a large stockpot and bring the water to a boil. Allow the potatoes to cook for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. When you poke them with a fork, they should be about 10-15 minutes from fully cooked. Add the corn and kielbasa to the pot and cook for another 10 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook for another 3-5 minutes until the shrimp is done. Strain the water out and enjoy.

Most people like cocktail sauce with this dish, but cocktail sauce isn't my favorite, so I melted butter and added some garlic to it, and it was the perfect condiment with our meal. :)

Let me know if you try this and how you like it!

Also, if you haven't already, check out my article on Her View From Home! My second article has about two weeks left in its 30-day trial period to see how well it'll do, so I'd appreciate any reads, likes, or shares you care to give it!