Low Country Boil.

This one-pot dish is loaded with smoked sausage, plump shrimp, summer corn, and tender potatoes. Try it for your next get-together.

Originating in the beautiful South Carolina Low Country, this seafood dish is a combination of shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes. A seafood boil is also tied to Louisiana, often with more spice and crawfish, while the further east coast variety may tend to be a bit milder and involve more shrimp. I love a good Low Country Boil because it is so easy for a big crowd of people, and makes a great beach vacation dinner with a fresh catch right off the boat.

A spread of Low Country Boil is typically served right on top of a layer of the local newspaper with a side of cocktail sauce if you please. It is also great with a little melted butter and hot sauce.

Whatever sauce you choose, keep in mind that this recipe can be a bit messy — I stand by using newspaper to line the tables and for you to go with the freshest seafood option you can get.

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Low Country Boil

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Try this simple and delicious one-pot meal originating from the South Carolina coast.

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shrimp and crab boil seasoning (such as Old Bay)
  • 4 pounds medium red potatoes
  • 2 1/2 pounds cured, smoked pork sausage links, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 8 ears of corn, cut in half
  • 4 pounds medium shrimp

instructions:

How to cook Low Country Boil

How to cook Low Country Boil
  1. Fill a 7-gallon stockpot halfway with water (or use 2 large pots and divide the ingredients between them). Add the seasoning and bring to a rolling boil. Add the whole potatoes to the pot. Allow the water to return to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Add the sausage. Bring the water back to a boil and cook 15 minutes. Add the corn, bring the water back to a boil and cook 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are done.
  2. Add the shrimp, bring the water back to a boil and cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 3 minutes. Drain through a colander; discard the liquid. Serve.
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Low Country Boil is just the most classic family style meal. I would love to know anything special you add to your country boil. Let me know in the comments below!


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Cast Iron Roasted Brussel Sprouts.

A super simple side dish recipe for roasted Brussel Sprouts cooked right in your cast iron skillet and perfect for your family supper. A vegetable meal that even the kids will love.

I am a huge fan of roasted vegetables, and at the top of that list are Brussel Sprouts. I bet I cook them 2-3 times per week. If you haven’t yet figured out your go-to recipe for these tiny cabbages, this cast iron version is the answer. I absolutely love this recipe - it's both quick and delicious, and (amazingly) is something the whole family enjoys.

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Cast Iron Brussel Sprouts

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These brussel sprouts are so easy to make and taste delicious.

ingredients:

  • 1 pint brussel sprouts
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt

instructions:

How to cook Cast Iron Brussel Sprouts

  1. Trim bottom of brussels sprouts, and slice each in half top to bottom. Heat oil in cast-iron pan over medium-high heat until it shimmers; put sprouts cut side down in one layer in  pan. Sprinkle with salt.
  2. Cook, undisturbed, until sprouts begin to brown on bottom, and transfer to oven. Roast, shaking pan every 5 minutes, until sprouts are quite brown and tender, about 10 to 20 minutes.
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I used this new cast iron stir fry pan from my friends over at Lodge Cast Iron, that makes this recipe all the more quick + easy. It goes a little deeper than a typical cast iron pan making it so easy to stir fry my veggies without so much mess + splatter.

After I roasted these, I wanted to try a new + updated way to serve them up for dinner. I had a little homemade mayo left over and I mixed a small amount with some grated parmesan-reggiano cheese, like a simple aioli sauce. It was so different, but in the best way possible. Creamy with a bit of tang and just the right amount of dressing or sauce - I’m pretty sure we licked the bowl clean.

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I’d love to know your favorite way to get your children (and husband …) to eat more veggies - I am always open to trying out new recipes with these guys. Let me know in the comments below!


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Special thanks to my friends at Lodge Cast Iron for sending us this beautiful stir fry pan to enjoy. I love working with partners that are a natural + authentic fit to my lifestyle and sharing them with you.


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com