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Low Country Shrimp Boil

Submitted by Marcia Blackledge, McDonough Power Cooperative
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 14 ounce package Smoked sausage cut in 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2-1/2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 6 ears fresh sweet corn cut in half
  • 2 sweet onions quartered
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 pounds unpeeled raw shrimp
  • 1 11.5-ounce jar cocktail sauce


  • Combine sausage, potatoes, corn, onion and 8 cups water in a large Dutch oven.
  • Stir in Old Bay seasoning and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Add shrimp; cook 2-3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm. Drain.
  • Pour out onto newspaper-lined sheet pans and pretend you’re at the beach!
  • Serve with cocktail sauce.


Nutrition information: 512 calories; 17.6g fat; 675mg sodium; 48.6g carbohydrates; 42.2g protein.