RECIPE | Grilled Low-Country Boil

May 30, 2014·

Every year on Memorial Day, my sister and I get together to have a big cookout. It’s usually at my sister’s house, but since we  just moved (AND since we just set up our back deck for entertaining), we wanted to have the family over to OUR house for a big ol’ cookout.

Now, John and I are USUALLY big fans of burgers (as I have lamented before), but this year we wanted to do something different. I busted out my southern cookbook and went searching and found the PERFECT recipe for a family Memorial Day cookout. A low-country boil! I used to make low-country boils a bunch back in the day and hadn’t had a good one in a while… I altered the recipe a little bit (I think there are even similar ones to this floating out there… it’s relatively easy and simple!), but it turned out DELICIOUS.

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We had some friends stop by to visit for a minute… My friend Kristin had made Lilly and her daughter Lorelei matching dresses. How cute are they? Lorelei is not having the picture! haha! This cracks me up!
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So my sister, my Aunt Deborah, my nephew Kyle, and my mother-in-law all joined us for the cookout. My nephew Kyle has gotten SO big! If you’ve been following my blog for a while you might remember him from when he was little… He’s HUGE now! And he LOVES his cousin Lilly!RECIPE | Grilled Low-Country Boil (3)

Anyway. It was a great day!

Let’s get to the recipe, because I know that’s what you’re here for:

RECIPE | Grilled Low-Country Boil

An easy and totally delicious recipe for a grilled low-country boil!
Course Main
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Molly Stillman


  • 1 lb of grilled Italian sausage cut into 1 inch cubes (I used Johnsonville hot Italian sausage)
  • 1 lb of uncooked fresh shrimp (Peeled and deveined)
  • 4 ears of corn on the cob shucked and cleaned and cut into 1 inch sections
  • 5-6 gold potatoes cut in half - if it's an especially large gold potato, cut in in thirds
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Chesapeake Bay Seasoning Old Bay works great
  • Salt and Pepper optional
  • 6 kabob skewers


  1. Heat up the grill!
  2. We grilled our Italian sausage prior to making the skewers - we did NOT grilled them all the way through - they will finish cooking on the grill later.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add in your potatoes. Boil the potatoes for about 10-12 minutes or until they start to get tender. Then drain.
  4. Time to build your skewers!
  5. I built ours in this order:
  6. -Corn
  7. -Shrimp
  8. -Sausage
  9. -Potato
  10. -Corn
  11. -Shrimp
  12. -Sausage
  13. -Potato
  14. I followed that pattern until each skewer was filled up. I then tosses some salt and pepper on each skewer to my liking.
  15. Melt your butter in a small bowl and add the Chesapeake Bay Seasoning.
  16. Throw those skewers on the grill! With a pastry brush, GENEROUSLY brush the butter / seasoning combo all over the skewers.
  17. Grill for about 7-8 minutes and then flip your skewers and brush the butter / seasoning combo on the other side.
  18. Your skewers are done when your shrimp are nice and pink!
  19. Enjoy!

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What about you? Have you ever had a low country boil? Will you give this recipe a try?