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Low-Country Boil

The best part about this Low-Country Boil (other than taste) is the cleanup factor. One pot to use, one pot to clean.

Real Simple AUGUST 2001

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Other:10 Minutes


  • 1 3-ounce package Zatarains Crab Boil in Bag (available at most supermarkets)
  • 2 medium white onions, cut into eighths
  • 1 head garlic, halved
  • 1 1/2 pounds kielbasa sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
  • 6 ears corn, cut into thirds
  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined


Fill a stockpot halfway with water. Add the Zatarains, onions, and garlic and bring to a boil. Add the sausage and simmer over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add the peppers and corn, bring back to a boil, and add the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp are pink, about 3 to 4 minutes. Strain. Serve with cocktail sauce, saltines, bread, and salad.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 108mg
  • Calories: 547
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 244mg
  • Fat: 33g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Protein: 37mg
  • Saturated fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1430mg

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