A Low Country Boil is a seafood boil that originated in the Low Country of South Carolina. The "Low Country" is the area of coastal South Carolina from Charleston, SC to Savannah, GA. It is believed that the first big Low Country Boil was prepared by a cook, for a lot of hungry Marines doing basic training at Parris Island near Beaufort, SC.
People living in the Low Country refer to a Low Country Boil as Frogmore Stew too. Frogmore Stew derives its name from a small community, Frogmore, on St. Helena Island also near Beaufort, SC.
Low Country Shrimp Boil and Beaufort Stew are two other common names.
Even though many people now refer to Frogmore Stew as a Low Country Boil, they are the same delicious shrimp boil! Low Country Boils are a unique Low Country tradition.
Coastal Caterers in Charleston, SC prepares an authentic Low Country Boil. Our Low Country Boil recipe includes:
Smoked sausage and Kielbasa
Corn on the cob
Combination of spices
For an authentic Charleston experience, try our Low Country Boil catering combined with Coastal Caterers’ Oyster Roast catering. Contact Coastal Caterers today for a quote on your next Low Country event. Let us do the work while you enjoy your guests!
For more information about Shrimp Boils and Seafood Boils, visit out companion web site, ShrimpBoil.org.