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    Carolina Low-Country Shrimp Boil

    Carolina Low-Country Shrimp Boil. Photo by Chef 165grNosler

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    Shabby Sign Shoppe's Note:

    This recipe is AWESOME for Summertime dinner parties. After trying all different recipes, I came up with this one. It seems to work well for us and anyone who tries it. You can add cayenne if you like it more spicy as well as cayenne to kick it up. We like it just like this....

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In one large pot (one you would use to steam crabs or lobster) fill approximately 1/2 full with water.
    2. 2
      To pot add potatoes, sausage and lemons. Add 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning and crab boil package.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil.
    4. 4
      Boil approx 10 minutes, add corn.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile melt 1 stick butter in other large pot.
    6. 6
      Add crushed garlic, beer, 1 tablespoon salt, 3-4 tablespoons pepper and approx 4 cups water.
    7. 7
      Bring to boil.
    8. 8
      You will add shrimp to this once pot the potatoes and corn are cooked. Only takes a few minutes (5-7) for them to turn pink once they hit the boiling water.
    9. 9
      While shrimp is boiling, drain potatoes and corn pot. Layering as you go, add 1/2 pound melted butter and generous sprinkles of more Old Bay seasoning in a large serving bowl.
    10. 10
      Should do about 4-5 times until this pot is empty. This adds great flavor!
    11. 11
      Drain shrimp pot. Place shrimp in large bowl. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning.
    12. 12
      Serve with garden salad, fresh bread, cocktail sauce, plenty of napkins and several bowls for de-shelling. Sometimes I use use several butter warmers with clarified butter, but it isn't a must. They taste great either way!
    13. 13
      Sweet iced tea and beer are typically the beverages for this meal.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 08, 2014

      55

      Nothing beats a Carolina Boil on a Saturday night on the porch with a cold stout beer! This recipe is very similar to mine. Only changes are that I slice the sausage into bite size and do a slight sear on the pieces before adding them to the pot. I also add a couple 16oz cans of diced tomatoes (adds body to the broth) and pearl onions. I like to use jumbo de-veined shell on shrimp, this is definitely a finger-food dish. Have added a couple photos for your reference.

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    • on April 21, 2013

      55

      Very good. I made a small batch of this because there is only two of us. I thought I had an ear of corn floating around in the fridge, but I was wrong, so I substituted. Snap beans. This had just the right amount of flavor.

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    Nutritional Facts for Carolina Low-Country Shrimp Boil

    Serving Size: 1 (534 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 971.6
     
    Calories from Fat 466
    48%
    Total Fat 51.8 g
    79%
    Saturated Fat 24.0 g
    120%
    Cholesterol 400.5 mg
    133%
    Sodium 2774.6 mg
    115%
    Total Carbohydrate 64.5 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    31%
    Sugars 4.6 g
    18%
    Protein 63.1 g
    126%

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