Lowcountry Shrimp Boil Recipe

Shrimp Boils are a perfect meal for a crowd. Easy to prepare for any celebration or tailgate party.

Lowcountry Shrimp Boil

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Seafood Boils might be my favorite type of dining. Enjoying a frosty beer while hanging with friends and family around the boiling pot and waiting for the pile of shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes to be poured over a news paper lined table is, in my opinion, a superb past time. I've never been a huge fan of boiled sausage, so i grill mine along with some french bread for sopping.


  • 1/2 cup of your favorite seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay or Zatarain's) Plus more for serving
  • 2 beers
  • 2 large onions (peeled and split in half)
  • 2 lemons(washed and cut in half)
  • 2 pounds of small red potatoes
  • 8 ears of corn (shucked and cut in half)
  • 4 pounds of Fresh Shrimp 
  • 1 pound of smoked sausage or Kielbasa
  • 1 loaf of french bread (split in half length wise)
  • Melted Butter, Cocktail Sauce and Hot Sauce for serving


Using an outdoor propane burner or turkey fryer, bring 2 gallons of water to a boil with the seafood seasoning, Beer, Onions and lemons. Add salt if needed. Simmer for 20 minutes to let the flavors develop. Add in the potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes over medium high heat . Add in the corn and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, using a grill, cook the sausage over low heat until cooked though. remove from the grill and slice into rounds. Grill the French Bread until crusty. Keep warm.

Once the potatoes cooked, reduce the heat to low and add in the shrimp. They will only take 3-4 minutes to cook through. when ready, drain the liquid off and pour the contents onto a newspaper lined table. Scatter the sliced sausage and drippings over the pile. Dust liberally with more seafood seasoning and dig in. Serve with plenty of melted butter, cocktail sauce, hot sauce and of course, cold beer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 796Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 411mgSodium: 1401mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 5gSugar: 10gProtein: 67g

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