Try Our Low-Country Shrimp Boil at the Next Reunion! ~ Cottages by the Bay

Now that the weather is warming up, there’s no better time to start grilling outdoors! If you are hosting a family reunion in Destin and staying at our Cottages by the Bay, you will absolutely want to try our Low-Country Shrimp Boil recipe. With¬†fully equipped kitchens in each home, preparing this recipe is a breeze. This can be made with either shrimp, crab, or crawfish, but shrimp is definitely our favorite version. Finishing off the “low-country cuisine” are corn on the cob, sausage, red potatoes, and of course – Cajun seasoning! This delicious recipe is part of a Louisiana Cajun tradition, with slightly adapted variations consumed across the South. The Louisiana version is certainly spicier, while a Southern adaptation is milder. Once boiled to the appropriate temperature, use a strainer or wire-mesh scoop to toss the contents onto a table with newspapers or parchment paper. Top with a generous serving of melted butter, cocktail sauce, and hot sauce!

Low-Country Shrimp Boil

Low-Country Shrimp Boil (Makes 8-10 Servings)

What You’ll Need:

  • Large stockpot, 7 gallons or more
  • Seasoning of your choice like Old Bay or Zatarain’s
  • 4 lbs of small red potatoes
  • 3 Vidalia onions
  • 4 ears of corn, halved
  • 4 lbs of shrimp found at your local seafood market
  • 3 lbs Andouille Sausage (optional)

Preparation (Estimated Prep Time: 1 Hour)

  • Drop seasoning into the stockpot with water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the potatoes and return to a boil. Cook 5-10 minutes. Time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes.
  • Add sliced onions and sausage, returning the water to a boil. Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.
  • Add the corn halves and cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are done. Check the potatoes by inserting a fork to determine the density of the inside of the potato.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes or until the shrimp turn red.
  • Lay newspaper or parchment paper out on the table.
  • Strain the items with a colander or wire mesh scoop and pour onto the table.
  • Apply additional seasoning if needed, and enjoy!

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