Low Country Boil


6 quarts of water

½ cup (or to taste) Crab Boil Seasoning (Old Bay is the house favorite)

Optional: 1 beer

Optional: quartered lemon

3 to 4 small new potatoes per person

1 onion quartered

1 kielbasa sausage, sliced 1 to 2 inches thick

1 ear of corn per person, broken in half or thirds

5 to 6 shrimp per person, unpeeled

1 snow crab cluster per person


Bring water, crab boil, and beer to a rolling boil.

Add lemon, potatoes, onion, and sausage and bring to a gentle boil.

Cook 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes are just fork tender.

Add corn and boil another 3 minutes.

Add shrimp and crab and boil for another 4 minutes (until shrimp are pink).


Serve with melted butter, lemon quarters, and lots of paper napkins. Enjoy! 

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