Saturday, January 2, 2010
Low Country Boil - yum yum
Lillie Mae and Wayne did the prep work and Matthew did the cooking over the turkey fryer. We had a Low Country Boil on New Years day and it was just too yummy for words! Family came over to help us enjoy it and my mom brought the most delicious cake like brownies for dessert. Was this a wonderful way to start 2010, or what? There's got to be one of those old superstitions about eating delicious hearty food on New Years means you'll eat it all year, or something! I looked up superstitions online and there are some real crazy ones out there. Most of them too wierd and funny to even think about doing. Now of course, I do ALWAYS cook black eye peas on New Years, gotta have them. Family tradition of course.
In the picture above, that's Matthew the chef removing the crab boil packets after he dumped everything out onto the table on newspaper. Don't worry, there was a huge metal tray under all the paper. If we were outside on the picnic table I wouldn't have worried with a tray.
I thought some of you wonderful faithful readers may want my recipe for this. There are a lot of them floating around, so here's one more.
12 red potatoes (washed, leave skins on)
2 3oz envelopes of crab boil
6 lbs. fresh shrimp (we dehead & devein)
2 md whole onions (peel skin off)
1 1/2 lbs mild smoked sausage
1 lb hot smoked sausage
8-10 ears of corn
8-10 qrts water in a HUGE pot w/ colander (we use the turkey fryer)
Bring crab boil to a boil, add everything but onions and shrimp. Boil approx 30 minutes, add onions, boil another 20 minutes. Add shrimp and boil another 12 minutes.
DRAIN well and dump out onto a lot of newspaper in the middle so everyone can just help themselves.
Don't forget the cocktail sauce for the shrimp.
I sure hope your new year has started off good! I also hope you try this recipe if you don't already have a favorite boil recipe of your own. It's just too good for me to try to describe to you. Have a blessed week.