Low-Country Boil

Low-Country Boil

6 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

One pot is all you need for this easy Low-Country boil. We added green beans to the classic combination of potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage to boost the veggie servings for a healthier crowd-pleasing meal. Dump the whole potful out on newspaper and serve with melted butter for dipping and crusty bread to round it all off!

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 6 quarts water
  • 4 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dill seed
  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 8 ounces kielbasa sausage, cut crosswise into 8 pieces
  • 24 unpeeled raw shrimp (21-25 count; see Tip)
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 4 ears corn, husked and cut in half
  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions
  • ½ cup melted unsalted butter or ghee


  • Prep

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  1. Combine water, Old Bay, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cayenne, dill seed, allspice and bay leaves in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and sausage and boil until the potatoes are almost tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp, green beans, corn and onions and boil until the shrimp are pink and the vegetables are tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain and serve with butter (or ghee) for dipping.
  • Tip: For sustainably raised shrimp, look for shrimp that's certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find it, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America—it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 shrimp, 1 oz. sausage, ½ ear of corn, 1 cup vegetables & 1 Tbsp. butter
  • Per serving: 353 calories; 20 g fat(11 g sat); 4 g fiber; 26 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 48 mcg folate; 145 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 987 IU vitamin A; 22 mg vitamin C; 57 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 301 mg sodium; 515 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (37% daily value), Vitamin A (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 fat, 1½ lean protein, 1½ starch, 1½ vegetable, ½ high-fat protein

Reviews 6

July 04, 2019
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By: womanonatrain
Made this per the recipe. It made enough to feed four adults comfortably. Next time I’d double up on the shrimp and add salt to the water. Yum!
May 27, 2019
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By: Penelope
This was so delish and so easy. I used quartered sweet onion instead of the pearl onions and fennel seed instead of dill seed, it came out great.
July 21, 2017
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By: vstein_mstc2002
Great meal. I didn't have all the spices, but this came out very tasty. The shrimp will overcook so maybe add them a couple of minutes later.
July 20, 2017
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By: Cheri Alexander
There is a sequence for the ingredients. I serves 12 4 1/2 Tbs seafood boil (Old Bay Seasoning) 2 1/4 gallons water 2-3 Lb smoked beef sausage cut into 2 inch pieces 18 ears of corn shucked and cut into 5 inch pieces 6 lb shrimp (large is the best) In a large pot, add seafood boil to water and bring to a boil. Add the sausage and potatoes boil uncovered for 6 minutes. Add the corn. 5 minutes later, add the shrimp. 3 minutes later, drain and serve immediately. ( do not wait for the water to reboil after adding the corn, potatoes or shrimp - both will be overcooked). If any shrimp are left, peel them and serve over the grits on Sunday.
July 16, 2017
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By: Carolyn Duncan
This is what Low Country Boil should always taste like, perfect recipe. I substituted four cans of beer for the water, doubled the recipe and added two additional pound's of Italian Sausage. Jersey Fresh corn, potatoes and string beans were excellent and the seasonings were perfect. I would definitely make this again. The suggestion to serve bread and melted butter, Old School are a step not to be missed. I fed six adults and four children and had leftovers. Love this, you will not be disappointed.
May 23, 2017
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By: Penelope Wall
Love, love, love this recipe. It's summer on a plate. er, in a pot?
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