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Low Country Boil

  • Author: Alex Palmerton
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


One of our favorite seafood recipes. This Low Country Boil recipe is one of our favorite ways to feed a crowd.



  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 pounds small potatoes
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 2 in. pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 ears of corn, shucked and halved
  • 2 pounds of large fresh shrimp, peeled
  • ½ c. of The Spice Guy Bayou Bay Crab Boil blend
  • Optional: cocktail sauce, extra lemon and melted butter


  • Fill large stock pot with 4-6 quarts of water. Add lemon and Bayou Crab Boil blend and bring to a boil.
  • Add potatoes, return to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add sausage and onions, return to boil and cook 5 more minutes.
  • Add corn, return to boil and cook until potatoes and corn are cooked.
  • Add shrimp and cook, stirring gently until shrimp turn pink. (About 3 more minutes)
  • Drain in colander and serve on newspaper with optional sauces — cocktail, melted butter and lemon wedges.


  • This recipe is traditionally dumped and served on newspaper and eaten with your hands. Although it’s highly recommended, if you can’t handle it, you can skip it.

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