Now before you move on to the next blog story, Frogmore Stew does NOT include any frogs. In fact, it isn’t a stew either. Frogmore Stew, a classic South Carolina inspired dish is also known as Low-Country Boil. The catchy name is from a place that has just one post-office box and one country store. Frogmore is the mailing address for the residents of St. Helena Island just off the South Carolina coast.
Similar to a Louisiana Crawfish Boil, Frogmore Stew has two main ingredients: fresh shrimp and corn on the cob. Simply go from there, and add in anything that tastes great when boiled: potatoes, crab, sausage, to name a few.
Frogmore Stew is a fan-favorite at Charleston restaurants, and on the Carolina coast. This lowcountry boil is best served on paper plates, with a red and white checker-covered picnic table, and of course accompanied with a cold lager.
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Frogmore Stew (aka Lowcountry Shrimp Boil)
Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus time to boil the water)
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Enjoyed By: 8 people
- 1 ½ gallons of water
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon
- 3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
- 4 pounds uncooked, jumbo-sized shrimp, in-shell
- 10-12 ears of shucked corn on the cob (broken into 3-inch pieces)
- Small red potatoes (24 – 30 potatoes depending on size)
- 2 pounds spicy andouille OR kielbasa sausage, cut into ½ inch slices
- Salt to taste
**You can add fresh crab (in shell) or substitute the shrimp for crab.
- In a very large stock pot over medium-high heat, add the water, lemon, salt, and Old Bay Seasoning. Bring to boil.
- Add potatoes and boil for 20 minutes. Potatoes should be soft enough to be easily pierced with a fork.
- Add sausage and boil, uncovered, 5 minutes.
- Add corn and continue boiling an additional 5 minutes
- Add shrimp and cook for another 5 minutes longer.
- Remove from heat and drain immediately.
- Serve on summer-themed paper plates with plenty of paper towels. Actually, you might want to get a few bibs too!
- Note: This is a messy dish to eat with your hands. No utensils necessary!
Beer Pairing: Complete your meal of Frogmore Stew with cold beers from South Carolina’s Westbrook Brewing Company. Try the One Claw Pale Ale to partner perfectly with your meal.