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Frogmore Stew (Lowcountry Boil)

Do not be swayed by the name, Frogmore stew does not contain any frogs.  Frogmore stew originated in Frogmore on St. Helena Island.  It is also referred as a Lowcountry Boil and often served at large family gatherings or parties outdoors. 

Frogmore Stew (Lowcountry Boil)

2 lbs Shrimp, fresh
2 lbs Sausage, Smoked, cut into 1” pieces
12 oz Beer
10-15 Red Potatoes, quartered
1 medium Onion, cut into 1” pieces
1 Lemon, cut in half
4 ears Corn, fresh, shucked and cut into thirds
1 Teaspoon Peppercorns, whole
2 Bay Leaves
4 Teaspoon Lowcountry seasoning or Old Bay seasoning
3 Quarts Water

In a large stockpot, bring water and beer to a boil. Add peppercorns, seasoning, bay leaves, potatoes, onions, lemon. Return to boil and add corn, cooking until almost done about 10-15 minutes. Add shrimp and sausage and cook additional 5-10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.  Drain the broth, serve individually in bowls or family style on large trays. Accompany with cocktail sauce.