Sunday, November 9, 2008

Frogmore Stew....a Low Country Boil

I was in the mood for stew today. I feel the nip in the New York City air and wanted something to warm my bones. But, I ended up making a stew, which by all means, was not a stew - but warmed me right up - Frogmore Stew.
While looking through cookbooks and blogs, I kept seeing mentions of seafood boils. It seems that from New England to Louisiana, each ocean area has its own seafood boil. Each boil centered around shellfish with a variety of sides. I settled on a South Carolina Low Country Boil...otherwise known as Frogmore Stew.
This boil took no time to make and was extremely hardy. Even though this is technically a summer dish - since you are supposed to dump out the contents on a newspaper covered picnic table, this is a dish we will make year around....
Frogmore Stew/SC Low Country Boil
  • 12 cups water
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 pound new red potatoes
  • 1 pound Kielbasa or another smoked sausage (we used a mix of Kielbasa and a chicken/turkey smoked sausage)
  • 6 ears corn - husked, cleaned and quartered
  • 2 pounds large fresh shrimp, unpeeled
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1/2 head of garlic, minced
  • 1 bottle of beer (we used Redbridge)
  1. Bring water, onions, garlic, and Old Bay Seasoning to boil in a large stockpot.
  2. Add potatoes and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Add sausage and beer. Cook for 5 minutes more.
  4. Add corn and cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the shrimp and cook until shrimp are pink.
  6. Drain immediately and serve with butter, ketchup, and sour cream.


Susanne said...

Congrats on being featured on Foodie Blogroll today.

Chef E said...

I love it when people mention history of the food, or original locals and origins. I might have to cook some corn, cause yours looks so inviting!

Jenny said...

Thanks for the link on your blogroll! I've added you to mine too, great blog! :)

Jenny said...

Hey, just saw your comment about the bagels. Yes, I put the bagel in the microwave for about 30 seconds and then put it in the toaster oven. I prefer my bread toasted dark so that pic shows it exactly the way I like it!

Dragonlife said...

Dear Kerrie!
Thank you so much for your kind comment!
It seems that pizza of mine have made a few friends happy!
All the more I should all thank you all!
I'll see if I can post more of this kind!