Carolina Low-Country Shrimp Boil Recipe

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Carolina Low-Country Shrimp Boil
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  1. In one large pot (one you would use to steam crabs or lobster) fill approximately 1/2 full with water.
  2. To pot add potatoes, sausage and lemons. Add 1/2 cup Old Bay seasoning and crab boil package.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Boil approx 10 minutes, add corn.
  5. Meanwhile melt 1 stick butter in other large pot.
  6. Add crushed garlic, beer, 1 tablespoon salt, 3-4 tablespoons pepper and approx 4 cups water.
  7. Bring to boil.
  8. You will add shrimp to this once pot the potatoes and corn are cooked. Only takes a few minutes (5-7) for them to turn pink once they hit the boiling water.
  9. While shrimp is boiling, drain potatoes and corn pot. Layering as you go, add 1/2 pound melted butter and generous sprinkles of more Old Bay seasoning in a large serving bowl.
  10. Should do about 4-5 times until this pot is empty. This adds great flavor!
  11. Drain shrimp pot. Place shrimp in large bowl. Sprinkle with Old Bay seasoning.
  12. Serve with garden salad, fresh bread, cocktail sauce, plenty of napkins and several bowls for de-shelling. Sometimes I use use several butter warmers with clarified butter, but it isn't a must. They taste great either way!
  13. Sweet iced tea and beer are typically the beverages for this meal.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1063.97 Kcal (4455 kJ)
Calories from fat 624.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69.42g 107%
Cholesterol 185.69mg 62%
Sodium 3427.03mg 143%
Potassium 1409.07mg 30%
Total Carbs 88.01g 29%
Sugars 4.35g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7.76g 31%
Protein 26.53g 53%
Vitamin C 22.3mg 37%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 8%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Calcium 102.1mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 207.63 Kcal (869 kJ)
Calories from fat 121.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.55g 107%
Cholesterol 36.24mg 62%
Sodium 668.78mg 143%
Potassium 274.98mg 30%
Total Carbs 17.18g 29%
Sugars 0.85g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1.51g 31%
Protein 5.18g 53%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 37%
Iron 1.1mg 30%
Calcium 19.9mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 26.3
  • 29

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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