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Monday, August 26, 2013

Low Country Boil

I have been wanting to cook this all summer long.  I decided I better hurry or summer was going to get away from me.  This is so easy to throw together and could be a fun party meal.  Cover a table outside with brown paper and then dump the boil out and dig in.
You can add other things that you like as well.  I might try crab legs next time.
Fill a large pot with water.  If you have a large pot with a strainer that will fit inside, that would be the pot to use.  Cut a lemon and add to the water.
Add a packet of crab boil. This one was extra spicy.  We like spicy foods but this was pushing it a little bit.
While you are waiting for the water to boil get your vegetables ready.  Peel and cut onions.  Wash red potatoes.  You don't want them too big because it will take a while for them to cook.  And fresh corn.  Nothing better than some fresh corn.
When the water begins to boil, add the onion.  I just cut it in half.
Put in the corn.  Let this cook for a little bit.
Add the potatoes.  Let this cook for maybe 10 minutes or so.  You can check the potatoes to see if they are close to being done.
Add some sliced sausage.  You don't have to include this if you do not like it.
Watch the pot and check the veggies.  When the potatoes feel like they are almost done it is time to add the shrimp.  The shrimp will only take a couple of minutes to turn pink and be done.
I rinsed the shrimp before adding them to the pot.
The finished meal. Shrimp are nice and pink, potatoes fork tender, corn cooked to perfection.  What takes the longest is waiting for the water to boil.  Meal can be ready for the table in around 30 minutes or less.

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