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Old 12-05-2010, 07:43 AM   #1
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Shrimp boil

3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 lemons, sliced
1 large onion, peeled and quartered
Shrimp boil seasoning mix (recipe
3 small red potatoes per person
1 large ear of corn, cut into thirds, per person
1/2 lb. medium shrimp per person
in a 8 quart pot, combine 3-4 quarts water, garlic, lemon, onion and
shrimp boil seasoning mix. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat and
simmer 10 minutes.
scrub potatoes .
Bring water back to boil; add potatoes.
boil 10-15 minutes.
Shuck and cut corn.
add corn to potatoes and boil 10-15 minutes.
prepare shrimp.
shrimp should be unpeeled but de-veined, head on or off.
add shrimp.
Cover and take off heat. Let stand until shrimp shells are completely pink
and shrimp are white in center (about 5 minutes for medium size shrimp).
when shrimp are done, drain everything well and transfer to a serving

6 bay leaves
2 tbsp. black peppercorns or coarse
2 tbsp. salt
3 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. celery seed
2 tsp. whole cloves
2 tsp. mustard seed
2 tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
2tsp. dry thyme leaves
Combine all ingredients. One recipe will season 4-6 quarts of water;
enough to cook 3-4 pounds of shrimp.


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Old 12-05-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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We add smoked sausage to that and call it Frogmore Stew, or Low-country Boil. It is SO good!

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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Love it! Looks great!
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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can almost smell it - hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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