Another name for a Shrimp Boil is a Frogmore Stew OR Low Country Boil. It’s a simple and easy to make one dish meal that is finger licking good. I made a similar version to this many years ago only it was simply sausage, carrots & potatoes.
I’ve seen the recipe made several times in various forms and by different chefs. Recently I saw someone talking about it and since it had always intrigued me I decided it was time to try it out to use up some shrimp I had in the freezer.
We were not disappointed. Each one of us enjoyed something different in this 4 ingredient meal and so everyone was happy which means it goes on the keepers list!
- 3 tbsp old bay seasoning
- 1/2 tsp peppercorns
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 3-4 ears of corn shucked and cut in half
- 1/2 ring of kielbasa or some other smoked sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
- 18-20 baby red potatoes
- 1 bag 400 gr, shell on, de-veined, quick peel uncooked shrimp
- 1-2 tbsp parsley chopped
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Fill a large pot (like a dutch oven) 3/4 full with water. Bring to a boil. Add old bay seasoning, salt, pepper, half the lemon wedges and stir.
- Next drop in your corn. 5 minutes later drop in your potatoes. Drop heat to a simmer.
- -15 minutes later drop in your sausage and simmer another 5-10 minutes.
- Finally add your shrimp and cook until pink (about 3 minutes).
- Drain well and pour out on a table with newspaper or a large platter. Garnish with parsley and remaining lemon wedges.
- Mix melted butter with minced garlic and serve with Shrimp Boil for dipping.