My oldest son loves fresh seafood. For his 14th birthday he requested a Low Country Shrimp Boil with fresh clams. It’s the perfect meal to feed a crowd and it’s fun! The best part of the Boil is you can mix up the seafood to what is either in season or to your preference. Crawfish is traditional with a Shrimp Boil but they are out of season until January. Clams, crab legs, mussels, or scallops are great substitutes.
2 Bay Leaves
1 Garlic Clove
1/2 bag Old Bay Crab Boil
1 yellow onion (cut into wedges)
4 cups of water
5lb yellow potatoes
2 packages of Polish Sausage (cut into chunks)
5 ears of corn (shucked and cut into chunks)
1lb bag of fresh shrimp
1lb bag of fresh clams
Fill a 4 quart pot with 4 cups of water (or about halfway). Add seasonings, Crab Boil, Garlic and onions. Bring to a boil and continue to boil (covered) for about 10 minutes. Add potatoes and cook at a boil for about 20 minutes. Add corn and sauasage. Continue to boil for about 8 minutes. Add clams. Boil until clams open or about 8 minutes. Add shrimp. Turn off heat and allow to sit, covered, for 15 minutes. Drain water and dump over a table covered with a plastic table cloth.
We use tongs to serve up the food and enjoy! Our favorite sides are coleslaw and chewy bread.
Remember, fresh seafood is always best! Shop local!