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This Low Country Boil is a twist on a traditional boil that is perfect for a backyard picnic. Foil packets make it easy to grill and cleanup!
Low Country Boil Recipe (For the Grill)
If you love the marriage of seafood, savory sausage, fresh summer corn and cajun flavors, you'll love having this Southern recipe in your back pocket! We've adapted this low country boil to be made on the grill – but you could adapt this foil packet recipe to cook in the oven as well (just bake at 400 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes).
What is a low country boil?
Low country boil got its origins from St. Helena’s Island in South Carolina. It was originally called Frogmore Stew which was a fishing community near St. Helena's Island. It took on the name due to the area being in low country.
🍴 MENU PLAN NOTE: This Low Country Boil Recipe can also be found in the Summer Menu Plans: Week 4!
- uncooked shrimp (peeled or unpeeled)
- smoked sausage
- ears of corn (shucked and halved)
- red potatoes
- olive oil
- old bay seasoning
- cocktail sauce (optional)
A traditional low country boil is basically shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage boiled together in a spicy stock.
We're using the same ingredients in this recipe but changing up the cooking method to foil packets on the grill! 🙂
How to make a low country boil
A traditional low country boil is made by tossing all of the ingredients (except shrimp) in a big pot of water and boil until the potatoes are tender. Add in your shrimp and then boil an additional 2 – 3 minutes.
Drain and pour out onto a newspaper lined table. Such a fun party recipe!
Here is how you can make low country boil on the grill:
For this recipe, you'll need 6 sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil cut to about 12 x 18-inches each.
Next, you'll evenly distribute the potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage onto each piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle each of those with about 1 tablespoon olive oil and about 2 tablespoons water.
Then sprinkle each packet with about a teaspoon of yummy Old Bay Seasoning and give them a good toss.
Seal those suckers up tightly and pop on a grill that's been preheated to 400°F. Grill for 30 – 40 minutes, turning each packet once during grilling.
Carefully open up packets (I don't want you getting burned from the steam). Serve with cocktail sauce if you want to add some zing! We LOVE it!
What to serve with low country boil
This is really a meal in one, but a nice crusty loaf of French bread rounds out this deliciousness. If you have some extra juice, then you can sop it up with French bread!
Some other side dish suggestions are:
- Cole Slaw
- Macaroni Salad
- Pasta Salad
- Potato Salad
- Baked Beans
- Mac and Cheese
Trust me, these are delicious!! 😋
Low Country Boil Foil Packets
- 1 1/2 lbs uncooked shrimp (peeled or unpeeled)
- 14 oz pkg smoked sausage
- 3 ears corn, shucked and halved
- 12 red potatoes, cubed
- 6 Tbsps olive oil
- 2 Tbsps Old Bay Seasoning
- cocktail sauce (optional)
- Heat grill to 400°F.
- Evenly distribute potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage between 6 heavy-duty foil sheets that are about 12x18-inches in size.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil and 2 tablespoons water over each foil packet.
- Season each packet evenly with 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning and toss to combine.
- Tightly seal packets by folding up the sides over ingredients and tightly folding up the ends over the seam.
- Grill 30-40 minutes or until potatoes are tender, turning once halfway through.
- Serve with cocktail sauce, if desired.
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This recipe is from week four of our summer menu plans, including this meal + 59 other AMAZING recipes (and 12 desserts too)!
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