Recipe by Alan in SW Florida
This type of culinary style is known as low-country cuisine (or "cuisine of the water") because of the abundance of seafood and small fish caught off the coast of the Carolinas and Georgia. Try this recipe for a flavorful, memorable experience.
- 1⁄2 gallon water
- 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 8 garlic cloves, cut in halves
- 3 bay leaves
- cayenne, to taste (very potent, so start with a pinch and increase to desired taste)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 1⁄2 lbs kielbasa or 1 1⁄2 lbs smoked sausage, sliced into 1-inch pieces
- 12 small new potatoes, washed
- 4 carrots, scraped and cut into fourths
- 4 ears corn, husks removed and cut into thirds
- 12 small white onions, peeled
- 3 lbs shrimp, in shells
- 1 lemon, sliced
- chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot, and add the garlic and the seasonings to the water. Add Kielbasa, potatoes, and carrots. Bring to a boil and boil uncovered until vegetables are almost tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add corn and onions and boil 5 minutes longer.
- Add shrimp and lemon slices, and simmer until shrimp are done, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove lemon slices. Garnish with parsley, if desired.