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!!
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!
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
Cajun Seafood Boil Sauce
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
October 3, 2023