Super Bowl Sunday - Instead of Soup-er Sunday

Soup-er Sunday was last week. And yes, we did have soup – a simple beef stew. There truly was nothing magical about the recipe so I didn’t post on it last week. However, this week was Super Bowl Sunday and I wanted to try my hand at something a little different.

The Daughter in-Love and Lil Man are back in  Wisconsin for a funeral, the Son was home repairing the walls in his home after a full re-pipe needed to be done – so it was just the elder generations of the family. I called my folks and asked if they wanted to come over to watch the commercials, since none of us are really football fans – nor did we really care who won this particular game (although, it ended up being quite an amazing game!).

Enter my first attempt at a Low Country Shrimp Boil. Honestly – this was a dish I looked at and thought…it’s perfect for winging it! Given that the Sprouts down the road had bags of new potatoes on sale, I just jumped in! Here is my version of a Low Country Shrimp Boil.

Stacy Mac’s Low Country Shrimp Boil

  • 2 pounds uncooked shrimp (deveined, peeled and tail on…I used frozen as the fresh were not looking so great)

  • 2 packages Andouille Sausage, sliced

  • 3 pounds new potatoes, washed and left whole

  • 6 ears of corn, shucked, cleaned and cut into quarters

  • 3 lemons, washed and halved

  • Old Bay seasoning for the boil (I used about ¼ cup for the pot)

In an 8 quart pot, bring 4 quart of water to a boil. Place potatoes, sausage and Old Bay in the water and return to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Squeeze the lemons into the water and then drop the halves in as well. Add the corn and cook for 10 minutes more. When corn is tender add shrimp and cook until pink.

Drain off liquid and pour on to a large platter or a paper covered table. Sprinkle with Old Bay. I also used some Slap Ya Mama spice mix sprinkled over the top of the mixture. It was pretty darn tasty. You can see my paper covered table, with our names at our places as well.

 

We will be doing this again in the Spring, Summer and Fall – out by the pool!!