Friday, May 17, 2013

Foodie Friday – Low Country Boil

Sorry Foodie Friday is late this week!!!

As a wedding gift we got a fun outdoor propane cooker.  Since we lived in an apartment for the first 2 years we couldn’t really use it.  Once we moved into our house, Jason had the idea of doing a low country boil in it.  Well…after 2 years of living here, we finally broke it out and put it to good use!

I didn’t take many pictures during the prep, so I apologize in advance.

raw, deveined shrimp (I got 31/35 count, and figure 1/4 to 1/3 lb per person)
1 package Polish sausage (I used half beef, half spicy)
3-5 whole red potatoes
1 ear of corn, cut in half
Old Bay seasoning

All of the ingredients can be bumped up to accommodate additional people.  This is just what we used for the two of us.

Bring water to a boil.  Add a liberal amount of Old Bay seasoning to it.  Add the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes.  Then, add corn and sausage and let cook for 10 minutes.  Finally, add the shrimp and let it cook for 3 minutes.

                   Photo by the hubster

To serve, we did it old school and dumped it out onto some newspaper on the table on our patio, and with a couple of cold beers, we enjoyed!

                   Photo by the hubster

Super easy and very tasty!  Guinness even got to enjoy a bit of corn.  Can you guess which cob was eaten by the dog and which one was eaten by the human?

                     Photo by the hubster

In other news, I went to see an orthopedist about my knee today.  Based on where my pain is, he said it could be one of three things, so I’m going back to have an MRI done next Thursday, and then will see him again the day after Memorial Day to get the results and see what we need to do to move forward.  He did say that I can keep running as long as I wear a brace, so I fully intend to take advantage of that!  I have a 4 mile run on the books for this weekend.  The weather is calling for rain so fingers crossed I can carve out an hour of dryness to knock it out.

Thanks to everyone who entered my Pro Compression giveaway!  I have another giveaway coming up next week so stay tuned!

Have a wonderful weekend –get out there and be active!

Until next time,

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  1. Low country boils are popular around here but I've never actually done this before. I had no idea it was so easy! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to have to try this out.

  2. Hoping your knee starts feeling better! Get out there today. It's pretty dry out there right now.

  3. Mmm looks yummy! I hope you can get started on a quick path to recovery for your knee!


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