Low country boil tastes like creamy Cajun garlic butter goodness. It’s definitely a classic Southern recipe that you will enjoy making over and over. The flavors in this  South Carolina coast seafood boil are seriously mind-blowing. When I eat this low-country seafood boil recipe. I immediately want to eat the entire tray from everyone. No, seriously, the Old Bay seasoning takes this low-country boiled recipe/ Frogmore stew recipe to another level. If you want to surprise the crowd for the holidays, this recipe is it! They will be raving over this one. My husband makes this recipe for my family all the time, and they can’t get enough! They’re always requesting him to make the seafood boil!!

Low Country Boil

What Is Low Country/ Frogmore Stew Seafood Boil?

It’s what South Carolina is known for low country boil/ Frogmore stew! From Charleston, Hilton Head, and St. Helena’s island, they call it the Beaufort Stew or tidewater boil! Every Fall, Families from around the South gather together at a picnic table, with a low country boil being the center of attention. It’s prepared in a big pot!! Filled with smoky sausages, fresh corn, fresh shrimp, melted butter, boiling water, and much more. It’s not only for having a low country boil party, but it can be enjoyed between two. It’s your personal preference!

Ingredients For Low Country Boil

Low Country Boil

Okay, when it comes down to a seafood boil, there are definitely a lot of ingredients to be added to the pot, but it’s definitely still a rather easy recipe to make. I won’t say you will have all the ingredients in your pantry, but you will definitely have some.

Here is the list of ingredients

  • Crab-leg clusters
  • Tender Potatoes
  • Roger woods sausages
  • Shrimp
  • Corn
  • Boiled eggs
  • Chicken Broth
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Old Bay
  • Black pepper
  • Tony’s Cajun Creole seasoning

Cajun Seafood Boil Sauce

  • Butter
  • Tony’s Creole Seasoning
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Chili Oil(Chin Su)
  • Old bay Seasoning

How to Make a Low-Country Boil?

The ingredients for this low-country boil recipe may be plentiful, but the directions and the cooking time for this seafood boil are painless. You will only use about 20 minutes of your time. For me, that’s a win. So, if this is your first low country boil, don’t worry, I got you.

  • Add water to the pot and bring to a boil
    Water
  • Once you have done so, add your seasonings, butter, red potatoes, corn, and sausages. Allow them to cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove your red potatoes, corn, and sausages from the boiling water and sit to the side.
  • Now, add your shrimp and crab legs and allow them to boil for 7 minutes.
  • Remove crab legs and enjoy with Cajun butter sauce.
  • Stir gently to coat all the ingredients with the seasoning.
  • Serve on brown paper for an easy hot and enjoy!
Low Country Boil

Substitutions

Smoky Sausages- The simple ingredients can be switched out at any time. If you don’t like smoky sausages, Try the andouille sausage, spicy sausage, or beef sausage in this one-pot meal.

Small Red Potatoes- The great thing about this low country boil is that you don’t have to use red potatoes. You can use whatever potatoes you like.

Variations

  • Mix things up with delicious crab claws or whole crabs in your boil! Just remember to cook them thoroughly for the best taste. A good way to tell if the crab is done is when it turns a beautiful orange/red color and starts to float.
  • To make the broth even more flavorful, try adding a few cans of beer. It adds a delightful twist! If you want to switch things up, you can use Zatarain’s shrimp and crab boil seasoning instead of the usual Cajun seasoning. And if you’re feeling adventurous, give creole seasoning a try too! It’ll surely bring a unique and tasty kick to your boil.

Equipment

The main thing you will need is a big ol’ pot for this low country shrimp boil. You will also need a large spoon to scoop out all of the tender shrimp and ears of corn.

Common Questions

What type of sausage should be bought for this Frogmore stew/ low country boil?

For this recipe, I know that I mentioned Roger Woods sausages, but if you cannot find them, then I would go with any sausages that you like. Smoked sausages taste really good in this Frogmore stew as well.

How can you make Cajun butter sauce for low county boil/ Frogmore stew?

To make this Cajun butter sauce for Frogmore stew is pretty easy. The only thing you need to do is get a saucepan. Turn the stove on to medium. Once your stove heats up add in your butter. When the butter begins to melt slightly, add in your chopped garlic, chili oil, and seasonings. Mix everything well and let simmer for about 5 minutes. There you have it. The most delicious Cajun butter sauce!

Low Country Boil
Low Country Boil

In conclusion

In conclusion, a low country boil/ Frogmore stew is the perfect way to bring everyone together for a fantastic family reunion or any gathering. It’s a simple and delicious meal that everyone can enjoy. With ingredients like corn cobs, smoked sausage, and the freshest seafood, it creates amazing flavors that are enhanced with a little bit of seafood stock and lemon wedges.

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, this easy-to-make dish can be the centerpiece of a big table, creating a sense of togetherness and good times. Plus, the clean-up is a breeze, making it one of the easiest recipes with great rewards. So, don’t hesitate to pick up the ingredients from the grocery store and consider making a low country boil for your next gathering. It’s a good idea that will leave everyone satisfied and craving for more of those incredible flavors, especially when seasoned with crab boil for a special touch. Whether it’s Labor Day or any occasion, a low country boil guarantees a good time and great memories.

If you enjoyed this low country boil recipe, you will love my Cajun lobster tails.

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Originally published July 4, 2022.

Low Country Boil

This Low Country Boil tastes like creamy Cajun, garlic butter goodness. Lol, I bet you’re saying this lady is insane. Hear me out.  The flavors in this seafood boil are seriously mind-blowing. When I eat this Cajun seafood boil recipe. I immediately want to eat the entire tray from everyone. 
Low Country Boil
Servings: 6 People
Author: Ronalyn
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 12 Crab-leg Clusters
  • 3 lb Red Potatoes chopped or whole
  • 12 Roger woods sausages chopped to your liking
  • 2 lb Shrimp Fresh or Frozen to your liking
  • 12 Ear of corn
  • Water enough to submerge everything in the pan
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Old Bay
  • 1/2 Cup Tony Creole Seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Butter Dipping Sauce

  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Tony’s Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Chili
  • 1 Teaspoon Old bay Seasoning

Instructions

Seafood Boil Water

  • Add water to the pot and bring to a boil
    Water
  • Once you have done so add in your seasonings, butter, red potatoes, corn, and sausages. Allow them to cook for 10 minutes.
    3 lb Red Potatoes, 12 Roger woods sausages chopped to your liking, 1 Stick Butter, 1/2 Cup Old Bay, 1/2 Cup Tony Creole Seasoning, 1/2 Cup Cajun Seasoning, 12 Ear of corn
  • Remove your red potatoes, corn, and sausages from the boiling water and sit to the side.
  • Now, you can add in your shrimp and crab legs and allow them to boil for 7 minutes
    12 Crab-leg Clusters, 2 lb Shrimp
  • Remove crab legs and enjoy with Cajun butter sauce

Cajun Butter Dipping Sauce(Serves about 2 People)

  • Turn the stove on medium
  • Once your stove heats up add in your butter.
    1 Stick Butter
  • When the butter begins to melt slightly add in your chopped garlic, sweet chili sauce, and your seasonings. Mix everything together well and let simmer for about 3 minutes. There you have it. The most delicious Cajun butter sauce!
    1 Teaspoon Tony’s Creole Seasoning, 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic, 1 Teaspoon Old bay Seasoning, 1/2 Cup Sweet Chili

Nutrition

Calories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 40gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 446mgPotassium: 1617mgFiber: 9gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 4939IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 193mgIron: 7mg

Notes

When it comes down to the seasonings in this recipe, they can be strong and overpowering. This is why I added (To your liking). I will say that when adding the seasonings to my measurements listed above, you will get a spicy cajun kick!
Cajun Butter Dipping Sauce(Serves about 2 People) Double the recipe ingredients for more.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cajun seafood boil, how to cook seafood, How to make a Cajun seafood boil, how to reheat seafood, seafood, seafood boil, seafood boil ingredients

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