Recipe for Low Country Boil

This recipe for low country boil with shrimp is loaded with smoked sausage, summer corn, and tender potatoes. Try this traditional one-pot meal for your next get-together. A great recipe to try with a large family gathering at the beach or lake this summer.

Recipe for Low Country Boil

Originating in the beautiful South Carolina Low Country, this seafood dish is a combination of shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. A seafood boil is also tied to Louisiana, often with more spice and crawfish, while the further east coast variety may tend to be a bit milder and involve more shrimp. I love a good Low Country Boil because it is so easy for a big crowd of people, and makes a great beach vacation dinner with a fresh catch right off the boat.

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A spread of Low Country Boil is typically served right on top of a layer of the local newspaper with a side of cocktail sauce if you please. It is also great with a little melted butter and hot sauce.

Whatever sauce you choose, keep in mind that this recipe can be a bit messy — I stand by using newspaper to line the tables and for you to go with the freshest seafood option you can get.

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Recipe for Low Country Boil


Try this simple and delicious one-pot meal originating from the South Carolina coast.


  • 1/2 cup shrimp and crab boil seasoning (such as Old Bay)
  • 4 pounds medium red potatoes
  • 2 1/2 pounds cured, smoked pork sausage links, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 8 ears of corn, cut in half
  • 4 pounds medium shrimp


  1. Fill a 7-gallon stockpot halfway with water (or use 2 large pots and divide the ingredients between them). Add the seasoning and bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Add the whole potatoes to the pot. Allow the water to return to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Add the sausage. Bring the water back to a boil and cook 15 minutes.
  3. Add the corn, bring the water back to a boil and cook 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are done.
  4. Add the shrimp, bring the water back to a boil and cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes.
  5. Drain through a colander; discard the liquid. Serve.

recipe for low country boil

Low Country Boil with Shrimp

This recipe for low country boil with shrimp is just declines with a fresh catch. The deep flavors from the pork pair so well with the flavors of the shrimp.

recipe for low country boil with shrimp


This recipe for Low Country Boil is just the most classic family style meal. I would love to know anything special you add to your country boil. Be sure to share a photo of your low county boil with shrimp via Instagram!



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