Carolina Low-Country Shrimp Boil

SERVES: 12-14




  • In one large pot (one you would use to steam crabs or lobster) fill approximately 1/2 full with water.
  • To pot add potatoes, sausage and lemons. Add 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning and crab boil package.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Boil approx 10 minutes, add corn.
  • Meanwhile melt 1 stick butter in other large pot.
  • Add crushed garlic, beer, 1 tablespoon salt, 3-4 tablespoons pepper and approx 4 cups water.
  • Bring to boil.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Should do about 4-5 times until this pot is empty. This adds great flavor!
  • Drain shrimp pot. Place shrimp in large bowl. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning.
  • 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!
  • Sweet iced tea and beer are typically the beverages for this meal.