Monday, July 15, 2013

low country boil

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is host get togethers for friends and family in our backyard.  We usually default to a typical BBQ but this past weekend we changed things up and did a low country boil.  It was our first time to cook this way so I am happy to report that the boil was super fun and the food turned out great!  

Since it was a small group, I made an invitation we could e-mail out to our friends.  All the fonts and the crab icon came from dafont.  Here is an example of how it turned out.

Since the dinner was going to be messy and we needed all the room on the table, I put all the extra food and drinks on a table inside.

The Pottery Barn mason jar drink dispenser was an awesome gift from my husband a few years ago.  I love it...especially for summer gatherings!

The low country boil included shrimp, crab, sausage, corn and potatoes.  Here are some of the ingredients waiting to be cooked.

We planned to cook everything in this large aluminum stock pot directly on the grill.  However, it took awhile to get the water boiling so we cheated and cooked some of the items in smaller pots on the stove.  We used Zatarain's crawfish, shrimp, and crab boil in a bag to season the boil.

Since I knew the food was going to messy, I decided to cover the table with a plastic table cloth.  I got some steel tins for the seafood and buckets for the trash. 

Once everything was cooked, we threw it in freezer size ziploc bags filled with a cajun sauce for additional seasoning.  We found a great recipe for the cajun sauce {here}.


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