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