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How-To: Throw a Low Country Boil


Spending time with friends and family reigns supreme in the warmer spring and summer months in our neck of the woods. Often when we are planning get-togethers, we like to keep our menu simple so that we’re not stuck in the kitchen, missing’ out on all the memory-making that’s happening. That’s where Low Country Boils come in! With shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes, it’s quick and easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser with guests. If you’d like to bring this Southern tradition closer to home, we’re here to give y’all the best tips on throwing a Low Country Boil.

– Don’t worry about fancy serving platters. Just spread out some newspaper or paper grocery bags, and pour the drained dinner right on it. Just set a few tongs out with it, so people can get what they like!

– Keep out rolls of paper towels. Things can get a bit messy!

– If you don’t like messiness of peeling shrimp, you can always use peeled and deveined shrimp.

– Set out extra seafood seasoning (we like Old Bay) in case people want a little extra kick.

– Use small potatoes that you don’t have to cut up to save even more time.

– Use disposable plates and utensils. It makes cleanup a breeze! The only thing you’ll have to wash is the pot in which you made the Low Country Boil!

– And most importantly: have fun, get messy, and celebrate spending less time making the food and more time enjoying it with your loved ones!

Have you thrown a Low Country Boil before? What tips do you have to share?

Click here for a classic Low Country Boil recipe.

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