Low Country Boil

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  • 4 quarts cold water
  • 1/4 cup Old Bay or other spicy seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more, to taste
  • 4 celery stalks, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 2 1/2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 4 ears corn, shucked, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage, cut into 1 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, in the shell, deveined


In a slow cooker combine the water, Old Bay seasoning, salt, celery, onion, garlic and potatoes and cook on low heat until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 4-6 hours.

Add the corn and sausage to the crock pot and simmer until the corn is tender, 1-2 more hours. Add the shrimp and simmer until opaque, 20 to 30 minutes more. Taste the broth and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper, if necessary.

Serve immediately.

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