This is the recipe that we go to when we are planning a light-hearted, just-want-to-have-fun get-together. Mostly, I think, the fun comes in because our family likes to serve this meal without forks, knives or spoons. Yeah, that gets your guests' attention! But it breaks the ice fast and everyone relaxes and enjoys a casual dinner that ups the fun-factor by 100%!
We like to serve this meal poured down the middle of our well-(paper)-covered table. A couple of strips of freezer paper down the middle of the table may be most helpful in preventing leak-throughs. Individual salt and pepper allows each guest to season according to his own tastes. Here, clean oyster shells as salt and pepper dishes add to the rustic personality of this meal.
This is the recipe as shared by my mom, but you will quickly see that you can adjust the ingredients up and down according to your own tastes and cravings!
(Low Country Boil)
5 qt. water
1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
4 lb. small red potatoes
2 lb. sausage, cut into small pieces
6 ears of corn, broken in half
4 lb. unpeeled shrimp
Bring water to a boil with seasoning.
Add potatoes and cook for 10 minutes.
Add sausage and corn and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are done.
Remove potatoes, sausage, and corn.
Add shrimp for 3-5 minutes or until cooked/heated through.
Remove and serve immediately.
Interested in the history of Frogmore Stew? So was I! Here's what I found: The History of Frogmore Stew.