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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.