Monday, September 22, 2008

Mmmmm Mmmmm Monday: Lowcountry Boil

While my parents were here last week, we all went to dinner at a fabulous place on Shem Creek called Red's Icehouse. If you're ever in Charleston be sure and go eat there!!

Anyway, I had the most scrumptious meal. I decided that since I love everything southern, I'd try a local dish called the Lowcountry Boil. Oh. My. Gosh. It was heavenly. The story behind it is that it was created by a National Guardsman who had to feed 100 soldiers. He learned the recipe from his momma, and knew it fed alot of hungry bellies. Maybe that's another reason I love it so much...military AND local history! As soon as we got home I Googled the recipe, and just had to share it with ya'll!

Lowcountry Boil

4 pounds small red potatoes
5 quarts water
1 (3oz) bag of crab boil seasoning
4 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
2 pounds kielbasa or hot smoked link sausage, cut into 1 and 1/2 inch peices
6 ears of corn, halved
4 pounds large fresh shrimp (peeled & deveined optional)

Add potatoes to a large pot, thend add 5 quarts water and the seasonings.
Cover pot and heat to a rolling boil; cook 5 minutes. Add sausage and corn, and return to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Add shrimp to pot; cook 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain.

Serves 12.

*Serve with a side of hushpuppies and some cocktail sauce for dipping, and you have a good 'ol South Carolina meal!*


RenderingRisch said...

That sounds so good! We were supposed to do a boil on our vacation but never got around to it! Now I'm really hungry for one!!!

Paula Pindroh said...

Red's has really good fish tacos, too.... and once it's OFFICIALLY oyster season (...maybe it is by now?) that's the place to go for buckets of local oysters pulled fresh out of the creek. Still muddy.

Mmmmmmmmmm :~)