Friday, November 10, 2017

Quick Low Country Boil (Revisited)

I just got in after midnight after being at a concert and realized I forgot to put up a post! So I'm sharing a previous post, one of my favorites...

Quick Low Country Boil
Missy Tippens

I love a good low country boil. And today while looking at shrimp at the grocery, I decided to make it! Of course since I didn't get home until 6 pm, I had to make a quick version.

I started with a basic recipe and altered it to fit my schedule.

1 lb. shrimp, I bought peeled and deveined
potatoes, washed and quartered (or cut smaller)
4 ears fresh corn (or buy the small frozen ears)
Andouille sausage (I used two links)
Crab boil seasoning

Heat a large soup pot of water. I used my steamer basket so I could drain the food to serve. Pour in about 1 TBS of crab boil seasoning and taste to see if you're happy with the flavor and strength. I thought it was really spicy so didn't need more.

While water comes to a boil, cut potatoes. I cut the red potatoes in about 6-8 pieces each so they'd cook quickly.

Then I cut up the sausage.

Once the water boils, toss in the potatoes and sausage. Simmer for about 20 minutes.

While that cooked, I pre-cooked the corn for so we wouldn't have to wait so long. You can see the microwave cooking method in a previous post. But it only needs to cook for 4 minutes. (Click here and then come back.)

You can see this is a great way to make it so you don't have to spend time shucking it. And when you squeeze the corn out of the husks after cooking, most of the silks go with the husks.

Since the corn was basically ready to eat, I didn't need to cook it for long in the pot. I broke each ear into 3 pieces, then added them to the pot. Then I tossed in the shelled, cleaned shrimp. I boiled for 3 more minutes.

Then dinner was ready!

Either drain (using the steamer insert) or else scoop out the food. I've been to parties where they dump the food out onto newspapers and everyone helps themselves.

It's not traditional looking. But it sure tasted good. And was ready in about 30 minutes.

I added a kale salad from the deli (raw kale with orange dressing, dried cherries, pumpkin seeds, and carrots.)

Have you ever had a low country boil before?


  1. I have got to remember to try this, Missy. Not only is it quick, it looks delicious. This would be great to cook up outside in the summertime. I have a big gas burner that would work great. Thanks for posting this again.

    1. Mindy, at the party I went to, they had big pots over outdoor gas burners and made massive quantities. Then they covered the tables in newspapers and dumped it all out. So good!!

  2. This looks so delicious! I'm going to have to make it sometime. :)

    I hope you enjoyed the concert!

    1. Jan, we had a really nice time! I took my mom to the Atlanta Symphony. A wonderful concert! Mahler's 7th Symphony and Schumann's Cello Concerto (which was so gorgeous and soothing in parts that I practically melted). Steven Isserlis was the cellist. He was amazing to watch--made me smile through most of it because he was so animated!

    2. Oh, wow, I just saw this on his bio so maybe I got to see this instrument last night!

      "He gives most of his concerts on the Marquis de Corberon (Nelsova) Stradivarius of 1726, kindly loaned to him by the Royal Academy of Music, where he has just been announced as ‘Marquis de Corberon Visiting Professor of Cello'."