If you are from the South then you know what a Low Country Boil is. But if you aren’t, you should host one as soon as possible! Basically a low country boil is sausage, crab, shrimp, potatoes and corn all cooked in one pot outside. All the ingredients go into the pot of heated water and after a little boiling it will be ready to be dumped onto your table. Yes, a low country boil is usually served on a table covered with newspaper and everyone just digs in! It truly is one of the best meals to have in the South and tons of Southerners host Low Country Boils at their home during the summer. But, if you don’t have an outdoor cooker all of this can be done inside with an oven and a baking sheet!
For the past year I have been using Hello Fresh and Home Chef (click the link if you have never tried Home Chef and get $30 off your first box) for the ease of not having to grocery shop and to try out some new recipes. Well, last week I found one of our favorites and wanted to share it with y’all. My husband is rarely ever excited about a meal, but when he walked in the house and smelled this dinner cooking in the oven, he very genuinely expressed how excited he was to eat this dinner. I will admit, I was just as excited too. We tend to stick to the same old meals and I don’t cook too much seafood in our house, so it was a nice change and it was one of the most delicious meals we have had from Home Chef.
So, take a look at the recipe from Home Chef below and let me know if you decide to try it!
- 2 green onions
- 12 oz red potatoes
- 1 red bell pepper
- 8 oz shrimp
- 2 oz butter
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 ears of corn
- 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon old bay seasoning
- 2 italian pork sausage links
- olive oil
- salt / pepper
- cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry.
- Prepare a banking sheet with foil and cooking spray.
- Quarter potatoes lengthwise. Cut into ½” slices. Peel husk off corn and halve. You may also leave corn whole. Place potatoes, corn, sausage, half the Old Bay seasoning(reserve remaining for shrimp and vegetables), 1 Tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper on prepared baking sheet. Massage oil and seasonings into vegetables and sausages. Roast in hot oven, 20 minutes.Vegetables and sausage will finish cooking in a later step. While “boil” roasts, prepare ingredients.
- Trim and thinly slice green onions. Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepperinto ¾” dice. Halve lemon lengthwise. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half. Mince garlic. Pat shrimp dry.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together red bell pepper, shrimp, remaining garlic, half the green onions (reserve remaining for garnish), remaining Old Bay seasoning, and 2 tsp. olive oil. Carefully, place red bell pepper and shrimp mixture on top of sausage, corn, and potatoes. Roast until shrimp reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 8-12 minutes.
- Once “boil” has roasted, place butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave until melted, 30-60 seconds. Add 2 tsp. lemon juice, half the garlic (reserve remaining for shrimp and vegetables), and a pinch of pepper to butter and combine.
- Cut cooked sausage into 1″ rounds. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with remaining green onions. Serve with butter on the side and a squeeze of lemon wedge. Bon appétit!
*This is not my recipe, it is a Home Chef recipe.
Now, doesn’t that sound delicious?? Have you tried Home Chef? If so, what is one of your favorite recipes?