The Low Country Boil is a traditional Southern meal of potatoes, fresh corn, sausage, lobster and shrimp, all thrown into a huge pot and cooked together. It’s then spread down the middle of the table on parchment paper and everyone digs in together! It’s an easy meal to prepare for a large crowd, and a fun, hands-on experience.

Ingredients : *Serves 20-25

  • 40 red potatoes
  • 1 jar Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 Schilling Shrimp Boil spice packs
  • 3 Tbsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 lbs. cooked spicy chicken sausage (or your favorite cooked sausage)
  • 12 ears corn on the cob
  • 4 lbs. fresh uncooked shrimp (tails on)
  • 4 lbs. langostino lobster tails
  • Condiments: melted butter with lemon and/or garlic, fresh lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, spicy mustard, BBQ sauce, etc.
  • Butcher or parchment paper for table


  1. Fill an extra-large pot halfway with water. We use a 6-gallon pot with a basket liner on an outdoor burner.
  2. Cut potatoes in fourths, chop sausage into bite-sized pieces and husk corn.
  3. Add potatoes and seasonings to the pot. Roughly chop onion and add to pot. Squeeze lemon juice into pot and add the lemon pieces.
  4. Bring potatoes to a rolling boil. Once they’re boiling, add sausage and corn. Cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add shrimp and lobster and turn heat off. Stir to make sure seafood cooks.
  6. Roll out parchment or butcher paper all along the middle of the table. Lay out condiments.
  7. Drain water from pot. (This is SO easy if you have a basket that you can just lift out of the water)! Remove seasoning packets and cooked lemon pieces, and spoon all across the middle of the table. Dig in!


  • You can obviously cut the amounts WAY down and cook this on your stove top in a smaller pot. However, the Low Country Boil is meant to be shared and enjoyed by a crowd! That’s the beauty of it. There’s no easier way to feed a huge group, and it is such a fun (EASY) meal to prepare and eat.
  • If you do make a smaller batch, don’t worry too much about amounts. Just throw some seasonings in a pot, add the goods and cook away! This is a no-thinking kind of meal!

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