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Low Country Shrimp Boil

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Brenda is a homegrown Southern woman, mom to three beautiful kids, and wife to the man of her dreams. She loves cooking for her family.

Lowcountry Shrimp Boil


About Lowcountry Shrimp Boil

I love good shrimp or a crawfish boil. With corn potatoes and shrimp with great spices, what is not to love. I could eat this every day. This is an easy, smaller batch recipe that is great for small get together with family and friends.

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  • 4 quarts Water
  • 1/2 cup Old bay seasoning
  • 1 large Onion, Quartered
  • 8 cloves Garlic, Smashed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Black peppercorns
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 6 ears Corn, Cut in half
  • 2 pounds Baby red potatoes
  • 1 pound Smoked sauage, Cut in 1 inch thick rounds
  • 2 pounds Fresh unpeeled large shrimp
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Soft
  • 1 Tabspoons Fresh parsley, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Lemon wedges, To serve
  • Butter, To serve


  1. In a large stock pot, add water, old bay, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and peppercorns. Cover bring to a boil over over medium high heat. Reduce hat to medium simmer for 5 Minutes.
  2. Add potatoes and cook until tender about 8 minutes.
  3. Add sausage and corn and cook another 7 minutes or until potatoes and corn are tender.
  4. Remove from heat and add shrimp stir in cover and let set for 5 minutes.
  5. In large bowl add 1 cup cooking water, butter, parsley, and salt
  6. Drain shrimp mix toss out water and bay leaves. Pour butter mix over shrimp mix toss to combine.
  7. Serve with lemon and butter

Old Bay Seasoning

The stock pot I used for this

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