Sunday, July 29, 2012

a yard party & recipe


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Oh sweet yard parties!... What a summer treat! The menu featured 'Low Country Boil' [a personal favorite], cheesy Italian bread, coleslaw, fresh fruit, and cookies.  It was the perfect summer's evening!
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Low Country Boil


1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
1 tablespoon Salt
3 quart Water
8 medium red potatoes, cut in quarters
8 ears fresh corn, cut in half
4 pounds large Shrimp, in shells
3 [16 oz.] packs pre-cooked Kielbasa Sausage, cut into pieces
2 medium sweet Onions, quartered
3 lemons
1 head garlic, halved


In an 8-quart pot, bring Old Bay, salt, water, garlic, and juice of 3 lemons to boil on high heat. Add potatoes. Cook 13 minutes.

Add corn and sausage. Continue to cook 7 minutes. Add shrimp and onion. Cook 4 minutes.

Drain.

It's most fun to dump the contents down the center of a paper-covered table, outdoors.
  However, If you prefer a less messy method, simply transfer to serving bowls.

Be sure to remember your condiments: ketchup, cocktail sauce, butter, salt, and pepper!

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Blessings!







5 comments:

  1. Never tried it, but it sure looks yummy!! Maybe someday when we don't live in the country of gnats and skeeters, I'll try an outdoor dinner party!! :)
    Everything looks wonderful!

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  2. One major ingredient missing: CRAWFISH! :) Looks good though!

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  3. never have had it, but sounds great!!!
    how much old bay do you put in?

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  4. Hey Amy, I so enjoy reading your blog and just haven't commented yet. Your Low Country Boil looks wonderful and yes, it is something we enjoy on special occasions. Keep spreading beauty!

    Deborah

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  5. oh my goodness this looks amazing. I will definitely be trying it. Yum times 100!

    marissa
    rae gun ramblings

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