Beaufort Stew

Beaufort Stew - Low Country Seafood Boil
Diana Rattray
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
892 Calories
40g Fat
31g Carbs
98g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 892
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 479mg 160%
Sodium 1323mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 98g
Calcium 176mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

There are many kinds of shrimp and seafood boils throughout the South. This one is a typical low country boil made with crab boil type of seasoning, shrimp, sausages, potatoes, and corn. The seasoning for this version is crab boil, which is a spicy Louisiana-style seasoning. Feel free to substitute with Old Bay Seasoning.

Use two varieties of sausage in the dish. It's a great camping or tailgating dish; all you need is a campfire or gas burner.


  • 1 package/3 ounces Zatarain's crab boil (or about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage
  • 4 to 5 pounds small red potatoes
  • 12 ears corn
  • 3 to 4 pounds shrimp (unpeeled)
  • Cocktail sauce (for serving)
  • Melted butter (for serving)

Steps to Make It

  1. Fill a large stockpot with about 8 quarts of water. Add the crab boil seasoning and bring to a full boil. Continue boiling for 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Cut sausage into 2-inch lengths; add to water.

  3. Scrub the potatoes and cut into 2-inch chunks. If small, leave whole. Add to the water. Boil for 10 minutes.

  4. Cut sausage into 2-inch lengths; add to potatoes.

  5. Boil for 10 minutes. 

  6. Break ears of corn in half; add to water and continue boiling for 2 minutes

  7. Add shrimp; boil 2 to 3 minutes longer.

  8. Drain and serve immediately with cocktail sauce and melted butter.

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