Simons Low Country Boil
Simon's Low Country Boil is a great party meal for friends and family, especially if you love shrimp.
- 1 Gallon Water
- 32oz Beer (I prefer Foster Lager)
- 10lb Red Potatoes (Cut in half)
- 8-12 Ears Corn on the cob
- 4 Packs Smoked Beef Sausage (I prefer Hillshire Farm and cut into 2" pieces)
- 3 Large Onions (Leave whole)
- 4 Cloves Garlic
- 5lb Shrimp
- ½ cup Swamp Fire Seafood Boil (The amount of Swamp Fire can be adjusted for spiciness or if you prefer us a different type of low boil spice use it.)
|Pour water in a 5 gallon pot and add beer. |
|Bring water to a boil and add onions, garlic and spices. |
|Add potatoes and I usually cut them in half to allow for the spice to absorb into the potato. Cook for 15 minutes and add sausage. |
|Once the sausage has cooked for 10 minutes, add the corn and cook it depending on whether it’s frozen by directions or, if it’s fresh about 4 minutes, before adding shrimp. |
|After adding the shrimp, cook five to ten minutes more. Turn off gas and let stand for five more minutes. Drain and serve. |
You need a big pot or you will have to remove all the other ingredients before cooking the shrimp. With all recipes it’s up to the cook to decide what he likes best and add more of that to the pot, which would also include crab if available. This recipe will feed two hungry families.
Now don’t get in a tizzy about the beer. It’s a must and the alcohol cooks out.
Fresh is always better with corn and potatoes but its seasonal. Leave the onions whole or you end up with a paper thin mess.
Spices / I use a mix I came across many years ago called Swamp Fire. For my taste there is no better. It’s spicy hot. There are many brands and any are fine because you can always add pepper corns, red pepper, paprika and bay leaves by the tablespoon to get the desire spiciness.
Lastly enjoy cooking and have passion with it. Don’t be afraid to add a spice or ingredient that you like. Having your friends or family come together and enjoy a meal is what life is about.
1 bottle ketchup
1 jar horseradish / your choice of the brand
½ fresh lemon
A dash or two hot sauce / mix and chill for one hour at least.