Frogmore Stew has become one of the highlights of our annual beach trips. I am one that has to enjoy fresh seafood while at the beach. So, for six years now, I have made Frogmore Stew for my whole family- 20 people now, 19 if you are counting the ones who can eat solid food : ) The ingredients are simple, but this recipe is always a crowd pleaser. Nothing is better than pouring a shrimp boil right down the center of the table...and everyone digging in. Even though, I reserve this recipe for our trip to the beach, you can make it anywhere and anytime, and it will always be good.
Ingredients: This recipe serves 8 people, adjust quantities accordingly.
- 1/3 lb. shrimp per person de-veined with the shells on (some suggest 1/4 lb., but the shrimp is the highlight of the dish, so don't be stingy)
- 2 packages Hillshire Farm smoked sausage cut into 1/4" coins
- 1 ear of corn per person (broken in half)
- 3-4 medium sized red skin potatoes per person (scrubbed and quartered)
- Old Bay seasoning
- cocktail sauce
- 2 lemons cut into wedges
- Hush puppies- I make mine from House Autry brand mix. It is very good and very easy to make.
- In a extra-large stockpot pour enough water to fill it half full. Bring to a boil and add the Old Bay seasonimg. I never measure how much I use...I personally don't think you could have too much. Generally though, I pour in half of a 6 oz. container.
- Once the water is at a rolling boil, pour in your potatoes. Let them cook for about 15 minutes, then drop in your corn. Let it cook for additional 2 minutes, and then add your sausage and shrimp. Cook for three minutes, or until the shrimp turns pink. Drain off the water.
- Cover your table with a disposable plastic tablecloth and newspaper.
- Cut your lemons into wedges and put them in bowls around the table. Also have your cocktail sauce in bowls around the table.
- Pour the Frogmore stew down the center of the table. Serve with hush puppies and chow down.
There is no need for plates...just a large roll of paper towels : ) After everyone is done, just grab the ends of the tablecloth and bundle it up. Absolutely no mess is left behind. A perfect ending to a wonderfully messy and fun meal!