|Low Country Boil or Frogmore Stew? Either way, it's good eatin'!|
The main thing you need to make this dish is a two part steamer pot. Here is mine:
|You'll need a steamer pot like this to prepare Low Country Boil|
Low Country Boil
1 clove garlic, smashed + 2 cloves slivered
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning + 1 T. of the same
Put the above ingredients into the bottom of a steamer pot and fill your basket in layers.
In the bottom of the basket place:
6 - 8 small new potatoes
3 onions, halved
1 head cabbage, halved and then each half cut into thirds
2 cloves of slivered garlic
Some coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Layer this over the simmering beer mixture, sprinkling each vegetable with a little salt and pepper (don't over do it). Let it cook for about 20 minutes, until the potatoes are almost tender when pierced with a knife.
On top of this add: (Remember to check you cooking liquid, if it gets too low, add another beer or a little water)
4 ears of corn, shucked, cleaned and broken in half.
1 Smoked Sausage or Polska Kielbasa, cut into about 16 pieces
a few garden chives if you have them
Sprinkle the corn with a little more salt and pepper, strew with chives and put the sausage on top of it. Cook about 10 minutes and
1 lb. of raw, shell on shrimp, sprinkled with some Old Bay Seasoning, to taste.
Cook for 10 more minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Drain the basket let cool slightly and dump it all out. FEAST and Have Fun!! This will serve about 6 people or 4 very hungry people!