Homemade Organic Country Boil

This is such a great recipe.  I’d never had a Country Boil before trying this out, and it’s wonderful.  I’ve adapted the recipe to make it organic and slightly adjusted some ingredients and the method.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 4 quarts of water (I used  1-1/2 cups of Homemade Organic Chicken Stock, and think Homemade Wild Caught Shrimp Stock would be a great addition.  I would use 2 quarts of any type of stock maximum.)
  • 2 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Copycat Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Real Salt
  • 3/4 tsp. organic cayenne pepper (you can add more or less, to taste)
  • 3 organic bay leaves
  • 2 organic yellow onions, peeled and quartered
  • 2 organic garlic bulbs, peeled and halved
  • 1 lb. small organic red potatoes
  • 4 ears fresh organic corn, husks removed and halved
  • 1 lb. organic smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch diagonal slices
  • 1 lb. large wild-caught shrimp
  • Organic French baguette, organic lemon wedges, melted organic pasture butter, and additional Homemade Organic Copycat Old Bay Seasoning, for serving

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Bring water (and/or stock) and all ingredients, except shrimp and serving ideas, to a boil in a 8-quart (or larger) stockpot.
  2. Simmer for 23 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp, cover, and turn off heat; Let shrimp sit for 15 minutes to absorb flavor.
  4. I suggest to save the cooking liquid, label it “Country Boil Stock” and freeze for future dishes.
  5. You can add other things, such as crawfish, frog legs, chicken, whole hot peppers, or anything else you can come up with.
  6. Enjoy!






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