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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Low Country Boil

Serves 10-12

2 boxes Old Bay Crab Boil Seasoning
2 Tbsp. sea salt
5 pounds red potatoes
4 pounds corn cobettes
3 pounds beef smoked sausage
2 pounds raw deveined, shelled jumbo shrimp
1 large sweet yellow onion
1/2 pound real butter

Fill very large pot (I used my hot water canner) half full of water and place 2 crab boil seasoning sachets. Add salt and whole onion. Scrub and quarter red potatoes and add to the water. Bring to boil and cook for about 12 minutes. Add corn cobettes and cook for 8 minutes. Cut sausages into bite size chunks and add to pot. Cook for 5 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for 1 minutes. Turn off heat and allow this to set 10 minutes. Carefully drain. Melt butter. Remove season sachets and discard. Return food to pot and pour melted butter over all.

My thoughts: Prepare dining table or picnic table by covering with newspapers. Cover this with a clean disposable plastic table covering or butcher paper. Serve by dumping entire contents of cooking pot onto the center of the table and invite everyone to dig in.

Serve it with: Garlic bread sticks and sweet tea. Don't forget the Tabasco sauce for those who like to live a bit more on the wild side!

Shared with me by: Michele Stuart