Singing The Blues With A Low Country Seafood Boil

As we come to the close of my favorite season summer, I’m celebrating my Summer Blues with a Low Country Seafood Boil.

I made a Low Country Seafood Boil to celebrate a young friend’s birthday.  Like me,  seafood is her favorite and a low country boil is a delicious meal.  If you love seafood too here’s an easy to make, one pot meal that’s down home, special and a little messy.

Indigo Shibori tablescape - Splendid HabitatIn true southern hospitality I dressed my table in summer blue ignoring the messiness.  I used a hand dyed indigo blue tablecloth and napkins (my creation) that’s washable.

Here’s my recipe.

Elle’s Low Country Seafood Boil 


  •  Red Potatoes
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 Andouille Sausage link
  • 3 lbs Crab legs
  • 1.5 lb large Shrimp with head-on


  1. Clean potatoes and cut in half.  Place in pot covered in water and bring to boil. Cook until al dente.Seafood Boil Recipe - Elle Gibson

2. Prepare corn by removing from husk, rinsing and cut in half.Corn on the Cob - Elle Gibson

3. Assemble all ingredients in a large steam pot layering the longer to cook vegetables deeper in the pot.

low country boil ingredients

steamed seafood boil low country - Splendid Habitat

4.  Sprinkle throughout the layering with Old Bay Seasoning.  Add the shrimp at the top of the pot.

Shrimp large - Low country boil - Splendid Habitat

5.  Cover the pot with a top. Cook at a medium heat for about 20 minutes until the seafood turns pink.Low Country Seafood Boil

6.  Set your table while the seafood is cooking.  I always add moist paper towels on the table because you’ll probably need them.

low country boil recipe - Splendid HabitatNow you’re ready to eat!

I hope you’re enjoying your end to summer wherever you are.

Until next time … Splendid Habitat signature