Over the weekend, we enjoyed a “staycation” full of rest, relaxation, reflection and some good eats.
Of course, we remembered, and honored those that sacrificed for our freedom. It was wonderful to see the outpouring of support, and the posts on Facebook by so many.
We made a delicious Shrimp Boil on Memorial Day with onion, sausage, corn on the cob, red skin potatoes and of course shrimp. It is such an easy recipe that only requires a little bit of prep. We liked the spiciness of this recipe that uses Old Bay Seasoning as the base. We made enough for four people, but this could be made for a crowd.
Many years ago, friends of ours that grew up in the South introduced us to Frogmore Stew aka Shrimp Boil. This dish originated in a small Lowcountry fishing community near Beaufort and Hilton Head Island named Frogmore.
The tradition is to serve the “boil” scattered on newspaper. We opted to serve in shallow bowls with crusty artisan baguettes and some hot sauce. And, don’t forget the Sauvignon Blanc from Clif Family Winery. It was the perfect accompaniment to the Shrimp Boil!
Give it a try. We know you will consider this a new favorite!
The Original Old Bay Shrimp Boil Shrimp Fest (Frogmore Stew)
- May 28, 2019
- We cut this recipe in half to serve 4
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- 4 quarts water (16 cups)
- 1 can beer (optional)
- 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons salt (we did not add this, as the Old Bay is salty enough for our taste)
- 8 medium red potatoes, quartered (we used small ones - about 20 and kept whole)
- 2 large onions, cut in to wedges
- 2 pounds lean smoked sausage, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 8 ears fresh corn, shucked and halved crosswise (we cut into thirds)
- 4 pounds jumbo (21-25 count) shrimp, shells on (we removed the shells)
- Step 1
- Bring water, beer, Old Bay and salt to a boil in a 12-quart stockpot on high heat
- Step 2
- Add potatoes and onions
- Step 3
- Cook for 8 minutes
- Step 4
- Add smoked sausage
- Step 5
- Cook 5 minutes
- Step 6
- Add Corn
- Step 7
- Cook 7 minutes
- Step 8
- Stir in shrimp
- Step 9
- Cook for 4 minutes or until shrimp turn pink
- Step 10
- Drain cooking liquid
- Step 11
- Pour contents in to large serving bowl, platter or mound on paper-covered table
- Step 12
- Sprinkle with additional Old Bay Seasoning
- Step 13
- We like to add hot sauce for a little more KICK! and lemon wedges