Monday, June 27, 2016

Low Country Boil

Well, it happened. This past week I turned 30. I didn't want it to happen, but it did. Fortunately, I had a wonderful party with my best friends and family there to celebrate. I love throwing birthday parties. LOVE it. I threw myself an "under the sea" theme party this year. I spent a lot of time pinning and thinking of decoration ideas but still had no clue what to make to serve everyone!

I didn't want to be in the kitchen all day like I was on Easter.. I wanted to enjoy the party with everyone else! I decided to do a low country boil, it's easier than it appears and went with my theme perfectly! Everyone was happy and it is a great social meal. Maybe a perfect idea for your 4th of July get together this weekend?? This recipe fed 12 of us with some leftovers.

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5 lb red potatoes, quartered (or halved if they were smaller)
1-2 T Old Bay Seasoning
1 lemon
3 lb cooked smoked sausage
6 cobs of corn, cleaned and cut into thirds
3-5 lb crab legs (depending on the crowd)
4 lbs shrimp, deveined
butter, for serving
cocktail sauce, for serving
lemons, for serving


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add Old Bay Seasoning and the juice of one lemon. Add potatoes and sausage, cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Add the corn and crab, cook another 5 minutes. 
3. Add the shrimp, stir. Remove from heat. Drain off the water. Pour the contents of the pot onto a table covered in newspaper. Serve with melted butter, cocktail sauce, and plenty of napkins!

Recipe Adapted From Allrecipes

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