Low Country Shrimp Boil ~ this iconic Southern feast is the ultimate one pot meal ~ Vidalia onions, potatoes, corn, Andouille sausage, and shrimp get layered into a large stock pot with Cajun spices ~ just add friends and lots of ice cold beer!
*I’m thrilled to be partnering today with the historic Italian company Lagostina and their gorgeous line of pans. They’ve been designing innovative cookware since 1901 and everything they sell has a lifetime warranty ~ I know you’re going to love them as much as I do!
I’m bursting with excitement today because not only am I sharing this fun shrimp boil recipe with you, but I’m also GIVING AWAY an entire 11-piece set of Lagostina’s newest collection of Luminosa stainless steel cookware. This gorgeous high end set of pans will see you through a lifetime of delicious meals…to enter, check out the details below. NOTE: Giveaway has ended
There are pans, and then there are pans. If you love to cook, half the joy is doing it with beautiful, functional equipment, and a great recipe can be lost without the right pan. Lagostina combines old world craftsmanship (it was founded by a father and son team in Italy more than a century ago) with innovative technology and design ~ their cookware has even been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art! The pans have a sensuous curve to them, a satisfying hefty weight, and an ergonomic shape ~ but most importantly, they do the job they were designed to do, they cook your food evenly and efficiently, and they’ll last a lifetime. Little details like handy measurement markings on the inside of the pans, holes in the handles for hanging, and the beautiful engraved logo make these pans extra special.
…the first time I held one of these pans I fell in love, they just feel right in my hands.
Are you like me? ~ my pans are a ragtag assortment acquired slowly over years, with missing or mix-matched lids. There’s a hellish clang and clatter every time I try to find something in my crammed cupboards. I was ripe for a pan makeover and Lagostina came to the rescue.
You’ve heard me talk about the importance of heavy bottomed pans in cooking, and I love cooking with cast iron for that reason, but it can be so heavy to lug up from the bottom cabinet for everyday use. The Lagostina pans are hefty on the bottom, where it counts for even cooking, but light enough for me to maneuver easily ~ they’ve revolutionized my kitchen!
The Lagostina large 6 quart stock pot with its drain basket is perfect for a good old fashioned shrimp boil. It’s large enough to hold all the ingredients as you layer them in, one at a time, depending on how long they need to cook.
It starts with the onions and potatoes, then on to the sausage and corn, and finally the shrimp go in for the last few minutes.
TIP: I’ve made this with fresh shrimp and I’ve made it with a bag of frozen, shell-on shrimp, and both worked beautifully. No need to thaw the frozen shrimp, just allow a little extra cooking time.
After that it’s just a matter of lifting the basket, dumping out the delicious contents, and ringing the dinner bell! Traditionally a boil is turned out onto newspaper right on a picnic table, with lots of hot sauce, and mayo dip handy. But I went with a more elegant presentation and brought it to the table in my Lagostina 10 1/2 ” skillet.
A final dusting of Old Bay, some fresh parsley, and lemon wedges finishes it off.
This festive meal is perfect for summer gatherings…serve this low country shrimp boil with a fabulous SWEET VIDALIA ONION SLAW and lots of cold beer.
If you’ve got a wedding or shower coming up this summer these high end but affordable pans would be THE PERFECT GIFT. Just saying.
GIVEAWAY Giveaway has ended!
I’m giving away one full 11 piece set of Lagostina’s Luminosa Stainless Steel Collection with hammered stainless lids. Luminosa cookware can be used on all cooktops, including induction. It goes in the dishwasher and is also oven and broiler safe up to 500°F.
Just leave me a comment below, you’ll be automatically entered to win. I will choose a winner with random.org on Monday July 3rd and announce it on this post, and in next week’s newsletter (if you aren’t a subscriber you can sign up here) ~ good luck!
THE WINNER IS:
- 4 qts water
- 1 can or bottle of your favorite beer
- 1/3 cup Old Bay seasoning
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 lemon
- 1 head garlic
- 1 large Vidalia onion, peeled and cut in 4 wedges
- 1 lb baby red potatoes, left whole, or halved if large
- 4 ears yellow corn, cut in 2 inch slices
- 4 (12 ounces) Cajun Andouille smoked sausages
- 1 lb shrimp, shell on
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Sriracha or other hot chili sauce, to taste
- Old Bay Seasoning
- chopped fresh parsley
- lemon wedges
- Put the water, beer, Old Bay, and salt in a large stock pot. Cut the lemon in half, squeeze the juice into the pot, and drop the squeezed halves in too. Slice the top off the head of garlic to expose the cloves, and add it to the pot, along with the onion wedges. Bring the pot up to a boil and let it bubble away for 5 minutes.
- Add the potatoes to the pot and let them cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the sausage and corn and let boil gently for another 5 minutes.
- Add the shrimp to the pot, cover, and let cook for a few minutes more, just until they are cooked through.
- Drain the pot and serve the boil with a sprinkling of Old Bay, fresh parsley, lemon wedges, hot sauce, and the Sriracha mayo dip.
- Make the Sriracha mayo by stirring the chili sauce into the mayo to taste, start with 3 tablespoons and go from there.
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