Sunday, August 29, 2010
In South Carolina - my home State - it was born as Frogmore Stew and referred to as Low country Boil. In Maryland, it is the same thing but with CRAB! Of course, with crab - what else?!
When my younger sister and her family came to visit, we made some delicious Crab Boil and added shrimp because; as my friend Shani would say: "And is better than or."
The ingredients: Kielbasa Sausage, Small Potatoes or Potatoes cut into large chunks, corn on the cob, shrimp, and crab.
The basic rule is to cook the items that take longest first and finish up with the shrimp. We had the crabs steamed in advance and heated them separately in the oven (sort of cheating) because I don't have a pot big enough for all of that goodness! You can find crab boil or low country boil seasoning in the store but if you want to "wing it" you can always use old bay, garlic, and onions. You can also mix paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper together - yum!
Make sure you have some sour cream, melted butter, cocktail sauce, cider vinegar, mallets, brown paper, and beer!